White Woman Green Bicycle ebook
As a West Indian creole child myself of the pre- and post-independence period described here, I found Monique Roffey's account of this ex-pat family's Trini lives absolutely spot-on. It was exactly like that, including the inertia, the inability to change yourself or anything or anyone around you, the racial prejudice and hostility working in both directions, the whole country messed up by sad bruised male egos whether colonial, ex-pat or local. The prose is splendid, capturing the texture and pulse of the island's climate, landscape, townscape, facilities, lifestyle, characters, dialogue, rhythm. When I am homesick, I'll turn to the 'White Woman' to remind myself why so many heart-broken middle-class West Indians went into voluntary exile.
A 5-star turn. Yuh don' good, gal. Thanks.