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NEW Read! NGC Bocas Lit Fest at Seven” an article from Philip Nanton for Arts Etc Barbados blog. He participated to the event in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago in April 2017.

Read!Seeing is believing” from Philip Nanton on the POUi online magazine of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Barbados. (Ref. POUi Cave Hill Journal of creative Writing No. XVII. 2016, VII. Magic, Mystery – page 103)

NEW RELEASE! Frontiers of the Caribbean by Philip Nanton. Frontiers of the Caribbean

To purchase the book go to: www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk

Description of the Book

This book argues that the Caribbean frontier, usually assumed to have been eclipsed after colonial conquest, remains a powerful but unrecognised element of Caribbean island culture, combining analytical and creative genres of writing, it explores historical and contemporary patterns of frontier change through a case study of the little-known Eastern Caribbean multi-island state of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Modern frontier traits are located in the wandering woodcutter, the squatter on government land and the mountainside ganja grower. But the frontier is also identified as part of global production that has shaped island tourism, the financial sector and patterns of migration.


“This beautifully written book offers an extraordinary vivid picture of St. Vincent’s history and its physical, social and cultural topography. It also provides a compelling sociological analysis that reveals the value and promise of ‘the frontier’ as a conceptual tool with which to explore the impact of globalization. The book is highly original, both methodologically and conceptually. Its unconventional structure mirrors the author’s arguments about frontiers, and by unsettling its readers, encourages them to question and reflect on other boundaries, especially those between art and science, poetry and sociology”. Julia O’Connell Davidson, Professor in Social Research, University of Bristol


Foreword: The Roaring by Mike Kirkwood


  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: frontier patterns old and new
  2. Locating the frontier in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  3. Civilization and wilderness: the St. Vincent and the Grenadines context
  4. Frontier retentions
  5. Writing the St. Vincent frontier
  6. Shifting rural and urban frontiers in St. Vincent
  7. Conclusion by way of afterword