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Black and White Sands A Bohemian Life in the Colonial Caribbean by Elma Napier

Black and White Sands A Bohemian Life in the Colonial Caribbean


Black and White Sands A Bohemian Life in the Colonial Caribbean by Elma Napier

Elma Napier's love affair with Dominica, then a British colony, began in 1932 when she turned her back on London's high society to build a home in a remote coastal village on that most mysterious and seductive of all Caribbean islands. Black and White Sands is the memoir of her life there - of bohemian house-parties, war and death, smugglers and servants and, above all, of stories inspired by her political life as the only woman in a colonial parliament, her love for the island's turbulent landscapes and her curiosity about the lives and culture of its people.

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Publication date

18th June 2009


Elma Napier

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Papillote Press


280 pages


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