Books about Dominica

And Books written by Authors from Dominica

Books Dominica!

Here you’ll find a selection of books about Dominica and by authors from Dominica. Prior to Hurricane Maria (Sept 2017), some of the printed books were sold directly from Dominica; for the near future, most are sold though Amazon. If you don’t see what you looking for, feel free to contact us.

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TitleBook CoversAuthorDescriptionPublicationPurchase
Goal FeverMichael ConklinThe tiny Caribbean island nation of Dominica has an identity problem. Often confused for the Dominican Republic, it sets an unusual goal to make a mark on the global stage--qualify for the World Cup Fiinals.2016Order on Amazon
Look at me, Father, see me, and other tales from Dominica.Dorothy LeevyShort stories set in Dominica and deal with a number of cultural themes common to Dominican society2015Check local bookstores
Negre Mawon. The Fighting Maroons of Dominica Lennox Honychurch"A stirring account of how a displaced and enslaved people fought to create a free and self-sufficient society."2014, Island Heritage InitiativesOrder on Amazon
Cabrits and Prince Rupert's BayLennox HonychurchHistory and Nature notes about Cabirts and Prince Rupert's Bay2013, Island Heritage InitiativesContact us
Pharcel: Runaway SlaveAlick LazareA young slave, falsely accused of child molestation and afterwards stalked and seduced by his mistress, joins the maroons in the forested hills of Dominica and lives a life of adventure and romance among the hardy old warriors that he found there.2006, iUniverse, Inc.Order on Amazon
Kalinago BloodAlick LazareCaptain Thomas Warner is an English adventurer. He and his crew find themselves stranded on the shores of St. kitts, where they make the acquaintance of the local tribe, the Kalinago.2013, Abbott PressOrder on Amazon
Nature Island VersesAlick LazareThis small volume of poetry will enchant the reader with its simple and honest portrayal of life on a small, green island in the Caribbean where life takes on the idyll of paradise.2001, iUniverseOrder on Amazon
Jewels of the CaribbeanKristine SimeldaThis collection of 15 short stories features writers from across the Caribbean, three of which hail from the small island of Dominica including Kristine Simelda's short story Brother.2014, Potbake ProductionsOrder on Amazon
A Face in the RiverKristine SimeldaTwice divorced, middle-aged American businesswoman Krystal Sutherland is bored with her conventional job and her lifestyle. She takes a well-deserved break and falls in love with a wild and beautiful Caribbean island as well as her rugged mountain guide Sham.2016 River Ridge PressOrder on Amazon
The Dominica StoryLennox HonychurchThe definitive history of the island by the definitive local historian. The recent revision brings it right up to date.1995, Macmillan CaribbeanOrder on Amazon
Kwéyòl Donmnik: Dominican Kwéyòl for BeginnersSylvia Henderson MitchellThis invaluable language book teaches the Dominican Kwéyòl language from the very beginning. It explains Dominican Kwéyòl Grammar in simple terms, is easy to follow and includes exercises at the end of each chapter. The book also includes two useful glossaries: English to Kwéyòl and Kwéyòl to English, plus some Kwéyòl proverbs and conversations2014, Sylvia Henderson MitchellOrder on Amazon
Look Back!Trish CookeThis delightful book was written by Trish Cooke and illustrated by Caroline Binch, both of whom are award-winners in children’s literature. Look Back! celebrates the relationship between a grandmother (from Dominica) and her grandson as she tells him about her childhood adventures in the rainforest and her encounters with the mysterious Ti Bolom.2013, Papillote PressOrder on Amazon
Snake King of the KalinagoAtkinson SchoolThis charming book was written by the Grade 6 children of Atkinson School in Bataka, Dominica. It is a mythical story from the legends of the Kalinago people (Carib Indians).2010, Papillote PressOrder on Amazon
Dominica (Bradt Travel Guide)Paul CraskThis travel guide is the first guide book written completely about Dominica. Full of detailed information about Dominica. A must-have for anyone plannng a visit to the Nature Isle! Second Edition.2008 Bradt Travel GuidesOrder on Amazon
Harken's Caribbean SeePete BrandDavid Harken, a young ex Florida Prosecutor goes to the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica BWI with his side kick, Colonel Ralph Rankin, to temporarily run Island House, the small resort hotel his friends are buying. During his stay dramatic events unravel.2006Order on Amazon
UnburnableMarie-Elena JohnThis compelling first novel traces the fortunes of three generations of women from the small Caribbean Island of Dominica. The richly told narrative alternates between time periods, building suspense and compassion for all of the characters... Marta Segal, Copyright © American Library Association Watch an Interview with Marei-Elena John on AmistadOrder on Amazon
Dominica: Land of WaterJonathan BirdEditorial Review from "From the rainforests, waterfalls and hundreds of rivers and streams, to the blue Caribbean Sea, Dominica is truly a land of water. In this amazing photographic exploration of Dominica, author Jonathan Bird takes readers on a journey from the cloudy mountain peaks at almost 5,000 feet to the depths of the blue ocean just offshore."2004 Jonathan Bird PhotographyOrder on Amazon
Wide Sargasso SeaJean RhysEditorial Review from "Wide Sargasso Sea is the story of Antoinette Cosway, a Creole heiress who grew up in the West Indies on a decaying plantation...The novel is Rhys's answer to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre."1996 W.W. Norton & CompanyOrder on Amazon
The Islandman Sings His SongGiftus R. JohnEditorial Review from "A collection of poems expressing the author's perspective on life in Dominica and the rest of the world."2001 iUniverse.comOrder on Amazon
Lonely Planet DominicaMichael LawrenceEditorial Review from "The Caribbean's "Nature Island," Dominica offers an enticing variety of underwater environments and topside activities. Look for evidence of the island's volcanic origins in the submerged crater and gas vents of Soufriere Bay."1999 PiscesOrder on Amazon
The Autobiography of My MotherJamaica KincaidEditorial Review from "My mother died at the moment I was born, and so for my whole life there was nothing standing between myself and eternity," writes Jamaica Kincaid in this disturbing, compelling novel set on the island of Dominica.1997 PlumeOrder on Amazon
The Complete Diving GuideColleen Ryan and Brian SavageVolume I covers the Caribbean Islands from Dominica to Tobago. The first book of its kind for the area, The Complete Diving Guide - The Caribbean Volume 1 by Colleen Ryan and Brian Savage is meticulously researched and packed with useful information. The book describes over 240 dives sites and covers 50 extensively, and includes full-color underwater site plans.1997 Complete Dive Guide PublicationsOrder on Amazon
The Reef Set: Reef Fish, Reef Creature and Reef Coral. (3 Volumes Boxed) Paul Humann and Ned DeloachThe Complete Set for identifying Caribbean reef fish, creatures and coral. These books provide a wealth of information about fish behaviour by Paul Human. Beautiful photography by Ned Loach makes your attempts at identifying the fish you see very easy. A must-have for Caribbean Divers.2002 New World PublicationsOrder on Amazon
Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica and St. Lucia, Alive! Lynne M. Sullivan"The earliest inhabitants called it the island of flowers and Christopher Columbus was so awed by it that he wrote "it is the best, most fertile, the softest... the most charming place in the world." You'll understand these accolades when you see Martinique for the first time. The volcanic mass is covered in luxuriant greenery, outlined in soft sand and sprinkled with colorful blooms."1999 Hunter PublishingOrder on Amazon
Rain on a Tin RoofGabriel J. Christian'Rain On A Tin Roof' is a sparkling collection of Caribbean short stories which present sharp, vivid portraits of life on the island of Dominica. From the extremely funny to the thoughtfully serious, this passionate work takes the reader on a fascinating tour of recent events in Caribbean history, while providing a rich texture of the culture and romance of the renown Nature Island of the Caribbean.1998Order on Amazon
Rum Punch and PrejudiceRaglan RiviereRum Punch and Prejudice has a profound message for everyone genuinely interested in the improvement of relations between the races: 'The final responsibility for overcoming racial bigotry lies not with government or society but with each one of us, as individuals'.1998Order on Amazon
A Passage To AnywhereIrving AndreA Passage To Anywhere is a fictional account of a young man's passage from adolescence to adulthood in a small Caribbean Island. He is beset by the stoicism of his father, the limited opportunities in the island and by the conflicts which almost destroy it.1997Check local book stores
Island of AdventureLennox HonychurchA concise history and guidebook.1995Order on Amazon
Last Resorts : The Cost of Tourism in the CaribbeanPolly PattulloLast Resorts examines the real impact of tourism on the people and landscape of the Caribbean. It explores the structure of ownership of the industry and shows that the benefits it brings to the region do not live up to its claims. 1996 Monthly Review Pr.Order on Amazon
A Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies, 5th Edition (Peterson Field Guides)James BondThe definitive guide by the man 007 was named after. Where else would you find a Plumbeous Warbler, a Sharp-shinned Hawk, and my favourite - a Pearly-eyed Thrasher?1993Order on Amazon
The Orchid HousePhyllis Shand AllfreyLally helps to raise three white sisters in the Orchid House on the Island of Dominica and observes as each flees to the cold northern lands of England and America only to return to their magical past and the man they love.2016Order on Amazon
Travels with my Trombone - a Caribbean JourneyHenry ShukmanTo quote the book cover, "Music is just the thread on which the beads of Shukman's journey are strung".1992 Harper CollinsOrder on Amazon
After Leaving Mr MackenzieJean RhysJean Rhys is not necessarily the ideal holiday companion, as her life and tales are somewhat depressing. Nevertheless, if you want to read a sample of one of the many books and short stories published by a novelist born in Dominica, this is a great example.1971 PenguinOrder on Amazon
Caribbean CookingElisabeth Lambert OrtizThe food, the techniques, the lore, the spices and the fun of the marvelous diverse cuisine are captured in this exciting volume. Hundreds of recipes. Detailed instructions.1977 PenguinOrder on Amazon
Creole Caribbean CookeryKenneth Gardnier1986 Grafton BooksOrder on Amazon
Phyllis Shand Allfrey: A Caribbean LifeLizabeth Paravisini-GebertA biography of Phyllis Shand Allfrey1996 Rutgers University PressOrder on Amazon
In Search Of Eden. The Travails Of A Caribbean Mini StateIrving Andre1992Order on Amazon
Distant VoicesIrving Andre1995Check local book stores
Come Ye Forward Sons and DaughtersAurlius GorgonAn eight year project as well as a personal journey of reflection on and study of the Dominican Socio-economic, political and psychological landscape with a view to making some sense of who we are as a people, culture and society and how best to come together putting the very best ideas forward to make a success of this paradise, the Nature Isle.2002Check local book stores
Touch The Happy IslesQuentin CreweQuentin Crewe explores the whole chain of islands, from Trinidad to Jamaica, revealing all aspects of their very different characters through their history, their landscape, their art and architecture and - most importantly - their people. 1987Order on Amazon
The West Indies in 1837 : Being the Journal of a Visit to Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados, and JamaicaJoseph SturgeThis 1838 text is described as "Being the Journal of a Visit to Antigua, Monserrat, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbados and Jamaica, Undertaken for the Purpose of Ascertaining the Actual Conditions of the Negro Population of Those Islands.2015Order on Amazon
In Search of Eden: Essays on Dominican HistoryIrving Andre and Gabriel J. ChristianIn Search of Eden is a fascinating and up to date (2002) history of Dominica; the book portrays a small Caribbean state's passage from colonial rule to sovereign nation. 2002Order on Amazon
River of FireKristine SimeldaSequel to, 'A Face in the River', heroine Krystal Sutherland is at it again. An absorbing cross cultural adventure novel that grapples with issues of money, class, family, cultural identity and environmental terrorism in sonscientious and courageous ways.2016Order on Amazon
Three Nights Later, The Soukouyan on the Roof and Other StoriesRoy SanfordA compilation of short stories inspired by Dominican folktales.2016Order on Amazon
How the agouti lost his tailJeno J. JacobA compilation of short stories written by Jeno J. Jacob.2013Contact us
Your Time Is Done Now: Slavery, Resistance, and Defeat: The Maroon Trials of Dominica Polly PattulloYour Time Is Done Now tells the story of the Maroons (runaways slaves) of Dominica and their allies through the transcripts of trials held in 1813 and 1814 during the Second Maroon War.2015Order on Amazon
The Archaeology of DominicaLennox HonychurchArchaeology of Dominica traces Dominica's heritage from pre-Columbian times through the Kalingo, the first European settlers, and up to modern-day society.2011Contact us

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