Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Garifuna Compilation

Tomas Alberto Avila has compiled a collection of essays about the Garifuna in the form of a 382 page book. I have run across some of these on the internet, but it is extremely useful to have them in the form of a single publication. It includes the 1972 edition of Kirby and Martin's "Black Caribs", Lennox Honychurch's essay on Agostino Brunias, an essay based on Dr. Jim Sweeney's Ph.D. thesis on the Second Carib War and a number of shorter contributions on Garifuna culture that I had not found elsewhere.

This should be in the library of anyone who is interested in the Garifuna or, for that matter, the history of the Caribbean peoples.