Dr. Barry Being Published In “So Many Islands”

December 6, 2017

Bermuda’s Dr. Angela Barry is being published in a forthcoming anthology titled So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans, a book that includes fiction, essays, and poems from 17 countries around the world.

The book covers topics such as climate change, cultural appropriation, gender and LGBT rights, with works coming from authors in countries whose writing is often inaccessible internationally.

Besides Dr. Barry, featured authors include Tracy Assing – Trinidad and Tobago; Heather Barker – Barbados; Cecil Browne – St Vincent and the Grenadines; Tammi Browne-Bannister – Antigua and Barbuda; Sabah Carrim – Mauritius; Damon Chua – Singapore; Marita Davies – Kiribati; Fetuolemoana Elisara – Samoa; Kendel Hippolyte – St Lucia; Erato Ioannou – Cyprus; Emma Kate Lewis – Malta; Karlo Mila – Tonga; Jacob Ross – Grenada; Melanie Schwapp – Jamaica; Mere Taito – Rotuma, Fiji; and Mikoyan Vekula – Niue; with an introduction by Man Booker Prizewinner Marlon James and an afterword by Sia Figiel.

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A statement from publisher Peekash Press described the book by saying, “So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans edited by Nicholas Laughlin with Nailah Folami Imoja, with an Introduction by Marlon James.

“Collecting new fiction, essays and poems from seventeen countries around the world, So Many Islands brings us stories about love and protest, about childhood innocence and the traumas of history, about leaving home and trying to go home again. These writers’ island homes may seem remote on the map, but there is nothing isolated about their compelling, fresh voices.”

The release goes on to quote Marlon James as saying, “It takes a big mind, or at least a big worldview, to write from a small space. Everything we write stands one foot on land, the other in the sea. We can’t help it: we’re from where the air is clear, so it’s almost impossible to think small.”

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