5.0 out of 5 stars
White woman on a green bicycle:, Nov 17 2010
I loved this book. It took me back to a Trinidad I had forgotten. Part history,part fiction, the author captures the uniqueness of Trinidad, its complex identities and her language captures lyrically the lushness of its island beauty.It makes one far away from home yearn for the tropics. The language, the people, the locations....are what any trini can identify with. It is a Trinidad as it is seen through the eyes of the other. Here is an author who identifies a love-hate relationship with this complex society that is at once both warm and funloving to the outsider but still very much aware of its colonial history and the scars of colonialism. The book does not disappoint.