Stranger’s Guide issue 3 is dedicated to the Caribbean


Stranger’s Guide issue 3 is dedicated to the Caribbean. For the table of contents, see

Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.

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.

Table of contents:

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

Three of the articles are also freely accessible online:

King Yellowman: Meeting the Jamaican dancehall legend
Garnette Cadogan, June 17, 2019

Hispaniola: The tense border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti
Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, June 12, 2019

My Father’s Land: The indelible marks of slavery in Jamaica
Courtney Desiree Morris, May 5, 2019

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