Book Review: This Strange Land by Shara McCallum
Threshold to History
by Michela A. Calderaro
Here’s an invitation to enter Jack Mandora’s Babylonian city of death and birth where the gatekeeper requires you pay your toll by telling a story or sing a song. A city of blood and bones,where crowds are drawn by Marley’s beat, where memory must be kept suppressed to hold on to your sanity, and where velvety darkness promises comfort to your eyes.
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About Michela A. Calderaro
Michela A. Calderaro, an Associate Editor of Calabash. A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters, now published on line, teaches English and Postcolonial Literature at the University of Trieste (Italy). Ms Calderaro, whose critical works include a book on Ford Madox Ford and numerous articles on British and Caribbean writers, has just finished editing a collection of unpublished poems by Creole writer Eliot Bliss and plans to complete Bliss’s biography by the end of 2012.