Irving W. Andre & Gabriel J. Christian
In Search of Eden
Dominica, considered the 'Nature Island' of the Caribbean due to its pristine rain forests, has had a fascinating history. From Columbus 1493 encounter with the island, the early resistance of its indigenous Carib peoples, and the liberation struggles of enslaved Africans, the island has faced challenges as it navigates towards some sense of nationhood. The essays in this work focus on the issues of political independence, national identity, environmental protection and local literature, alongside the core theoretical issues which confront all small developing countries today.