In anger, with compassion

Written by Mervyn Morris for Caribbean Review of Books on Monday, August 1st, 2016

Vladimir Lucien’s debut book of poems is an impressive collection. Building on personal and family experience, Lucien reflects and challenges the socio-cultural situation of St Lucia. The bulk of the book presents memorable individuals, recalled with compassion or in anger: story after story of severely limited horizons, a legacy of slavery and colonialism.