Friday, April 10, 2009

Becoming West Indian

A book by Virginia Heyer Young, subtitled "Culture, Self, and Nation in St. Vincent". Dr Young is an anthropologist, a student of (and writer about) Ruth Benedict, and a very perceptive observer of life ob St. Vincent. Dr. Kenneth John (whose Vincentian editorials are often referred to) kindly lent me the book and only a quick persusal of sections of the book made me go to Google to see if I could own my own copy. I'll extract pieces from time to time (if Dr. Young doesn't object) as I get the chance and things strike me. So far it seems like the most perceptive book about St. Vincent that I have seen and I recoomend it highly.

I usually scan the cover but I probably won't do that until Easter is over.