Sunday, June 21, 2009

Becoming West Indian

Dr. Kenneth John lent me a book about St. Vincent and it was so interesting that I wanted the opportunity to study it. I let Amazon search it out and there was a second-hand copy for sale in the Bronx. I had Amazon send it to our address in Massachusetts and now that we ourselves are up north I can reclaim it and study it in depth.

The book is Virginia Heyer Young's "Becoming West Indian: Culture, Self and Nation in St. Vincent"; part of the Smithsonian Series in Ethnographic Inquiry, published in 1993.
I suspect it will be the basis for some future entries in this blog.