Derek Walcott: Gros Islet
The connection between our writers and our landscapes grows even more tenuous because of the yearly migrations and the lack of publishing possibilities in the Caribbean.
And given the ecological disasters about which John Maxwell writes (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20090321T220000-0500_147936_OBS_THE_ENDURING_CURSE_OF_BAUXITE.asp) there is a poisoning of the land that makes it difficult to reconcile any sense of the sacred with the painful history of the region.
If we have learned anything from our literature, it is that nothing is inherently beautiful. If is we who create beauty and unless we decide to preserve the land as ours, the poisoning and degradation will continue.
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