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Conch, Rum, and Dog Sauce: Eating Martinique

When I visited Martinique last year to absorb the mazurkas and biguines of their musical traditions, I also ended up discovering the island’s enchanting culinary melodies. 80 more words



This year we celebrate 10th anniversary of Ford Kite Cup, the biggest kite competition in Poland! For that occasion we went to the Caribbean… 150 more words

Summary of activities in Martinique

Since I returned from Martinique, I haven’t had much free time to update the blog! I have given an invited seminar paper on Joseph Zobel at the University of Nottingham, and then last week was in London to discuss my project with colleagues at the British Library, where I’ll be giving a talk on Zobel in July (more on that in a future blog post…). 433 more words

Caribbean Literature

Trouble in paradise

On May 8, 1902, Mt. Pelée erupted on the island of Martinique, obliterating an entire city and claiming almost 30,000 lives. The eruption also revolutionized geologists’ nascent understanding of volcanoes and the myriad ways they can explode. 35 more words


Black Sand

Deadly volcanic eruptions create gorgeous black beaches like this one. The way the blueish green Caribbean water pops against the black sand is amazing. This is the beauty that comes from disaster. 11 more words