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So Many Islands

(2017)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
"The 17 selections of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in this vibrant collection unite the voices of islanders from around the globe, complete with an excellent introduction by Marlon James...Readers encounter the language, customs, and flora and fauna of many island nations in this delightful and enlightening volume, an invitation to share and experience islands around the globe."
--Publishers Weekly, STARRED review"As an anthology, this collection of work is amazingly well-rounded...This collection is a unique and worthy addition to any library...These writers offer a window into genuine, unglazed local life in far-flung, ill-understood parts of the world. It's a gift beyond price."
--Sinkhole MagazineCollecting 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 return. These writers's island homes may seem remote on the map, but there is nothing isolated about their compelling, fresh voices.Featuring contributions by authors from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Cyprus, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malta, Mauritius, Niue, Rotuma (Fiji), Samoa, Singapore, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tonga, and Trinidad and Tobago. So Many Islands is the fourth publication of Peekash Press, an imprint of Akashic Books and Peepal Tree Press, committed to supporting the emergence of new Caribbean writing, and as part of the CaribLit project.From the introduction by Marlon James:I wonder if it is because we island people are surrounded by sea, hemmed in and branching out at once, that we are always in a state of flux. The sea and even the sky are definers and confiners, they have spent millions of years carving space, while at the same time giving us clear openings to map the voyage out. And, today, to be an islander is to live in one place and a thousand, to be part of a family that is way too close by for your business ever to be your own, or way too far but only a remittance cheque away. Or, put another way, to be island people means to be both coming and going. Passing and running, running and passing, as the song goes. Living there, but not always present, travelling or migrating, but never leaving. Or what has never been a new thing, but might turn into a new movement: more and more authors staying put, all the better to let their words wander.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Here are stories that don't shatter taboos so much as ignore them in the first place." - Marlon James


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June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian, and Pacific Oceans
Author(s): Nicholas Laughlin
ISBN: 1-61775-674-1 / 978-1-61775-674-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Peekash Press
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian, and Pacific Oceans
Author(s): Nicholas Laughlin
ISBN: 1-61775-670-9 / 978-1-61775-670-2 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans
Author(s): Nicholas Laughlin, Nicholas Laughlin
ISBN: 1-84659-207-0 / 978-1-84659-207-2 (UK edition)
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December 2017 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans
Author(s): Nicholas Laughlin, Nailah Folami Imoja
ISBN: 1-877484-42-3 / 978-1-877484-42-1 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Little Island Press
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian, and Pacific Oceans
Author(s): Nicholas Laughlin
Publisher: Peekash Press
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April 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans
Author(s): Nicholas Laughlin, Nailah Folami Imoja
Publisher: Telegram Books
Availability: Amazon UK