Navel String resonates with the rich imagery of Caribbean life, politics and social history. It is a poignant and faithful exploration of the human condition across several generations at home and abroad.
For more than three decades, Augier’s work has been chronicling an evolving Caribbean culture, sometimes in jubilant celebration, sometimes with a deep sense of loss.
The voice is passionate, personal, disturbingly prophetic, as it delves into issues of identity, equity, ownership and relevance against a background of irrevocable change in the physical and psychological landscape of St. Lucia and the wider Caribbean.
Navel String – complex, confident, always accessible – follows Augier’s defining work BridgeMaker, which confirmed his place in the literature of the contemporary Caribbean. This latest collection is powerful, the voice unfettered, even provocative, signalling conviction and confidence over both medium and message.
Adrian Augier is an award-winning poet and producer from St Lucia. He is the 2010 Caribbean Laureate for Arts and Letters, as awarded by the ANSA Foundation.