Deported to Paradise
Published by Peepal Tree Press
After years living in the heart of the American Empire, the dramatist and novelist Edgar Nkosi White returned to his native Monserrat, still essentially a colony as a British Overseas Territory. Deported to Paradise is a series of free-floating autobiographical and opinion pieces that traverse the contemporary landscape of global corporations and state repression, a world that offers consumerism as an illusion of freedom and choice. The essays, from the vantage point of the Caribbean, identify the consequences of rising inequalities of wealth and power and ask what is to be done.
Whether you agree or disagree with White’s prophetic voice from the hills, these essays will engage the open-minded reader with their exuberant prose, freshness of vision and sardonic wit.