Island Beat (May/June 2000)

Sports: Cricket Goes Disney Mention the word “cricket” at Disney World and most minds leap immediately to Pinocchio’s wise-cracking pal Jiminy. But as of June, wooden puppets and their insect sidekicks may find themselves relegated to the boundary as cricket the game takes centre stage at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, …

Illustration by Gregory St Bernard

Jamaica Kincaid: Looking Back In Anger

Angry, fearless, and sharply funny, Jamaica Kincaid’s novels and short stories explore the repossession of the self and the assertion of individual independence in the face of dehumanising history. Jeremy Taylor tells the story of Elaine Potter Richardson, the bookish girl from Antigua who moved to New York and reinvented herself as the celebrated writer Jamaica Kincaid
Elaine Potter Richardson known as Jamaica Kincaid, a flamboyant young writer

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, No Mask

Frantz Fanon was a brilliant, maverick thinker, a theorist of anti-colonialism who tried to understand the damaged psyche of his native Martinique and the violence that racked his adopted country, Algeria, in its struggle for independence. His writings - especially Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth- are lauded by contemporary postcolonial scholars, but few manage to grasp the complexity of his thought or the depth of his humanism. Jeremy Taylor searches for the man behind the revolutionary icon, and ponders Fanon's relevance to the 21st century world
Frantz Fanon