Volcano

Written by Simon Lee for Trinidad Guardian on

I'd like to recommend the recently published Peepal Tree Press book Volcano by Yvonne Weekes of Montserrat. 

This haunting journal of a former Montserratian Director of Culture, who remained on her island in the village of Corkhill, until the daily ash made life untenable, is a sobering testimony of love for an island and a way of life, gone forever. Ms Weekes has relocated to Barbados, where she seems as unhappy as I am in London; but although she’s lost her island, she’s found a new strength in facing the volcano which destroyed it and which is a reminder of how much of this extraordinary area of the kingdom of this world was created. 

N’a we pita... we go pick up.