Stranger’s Guide, Issue 3, dedicated to the Caribbean


It has come to our attention (thanks!) that issue 3 of Stranger’s Guide is dedicated to the Caribbean. Contributors include Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Edwidge Danticat, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Jonathan Ali, among others, and spectacular photos by Trinidadian photographers Maria Nunes (The Moko Jumbies of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival) and Marlon James (King Yellowman). See the table of contents, below and at

Description (from Stranger’s Guide):

Go beyond the resorts and discover the many worlds of the Caribbean.

The Caribbean is more than its famed beaches. Our third issue offers a contemporary and compelling portrait of the region that attracts millions of visitors a year, from its literary giants to its complex history of colonialism. Featuring stilt walkers, baseball players and dancehall legend Yellowman, with stories from Cuba, Dominica, Haiti and many other islands. This is a must-read for anyone thinking of traveling to the Caribbean.

Our Caribbean edition includes:


At the Edge of the Sea by Carlos Manuel Álvarez
The Malecón in Havana, Cuba

Pristine Paradise by Edwidge Danticat
The complexity of trash

Hispaniola by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
photos by Mirissa Neff
The tense border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Constant State of Emergency by Summer Eldemire
The Jamaica that goes unseen

Feuding Fathers by Jonathan Ali
The legacies of Derek Walcott and V.S. Naipaul

Corkscrews by Gabrielle Bellot
Growing up transgender in Dominica

My Father’s Land by Courtney Desiree Morris
The indelible marks of slavery in Jamaica

King Yellowman by Garnette Cadogan
photos by Marlon James
A Q&A with the Jamaican dancehall legend


Stilt Walkers by Maria Nunes
The Moko Jumbies of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival

Boys of Winter by Jean Fruth
The Caribbean’s baseball culture


Before: The Found Child by Curdella Forbes

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