Top 10 Books on Martinique

 

Martinique is a part of France. This beautiful place is the embodiment of beauty and nature itself. The rich culture here is a blend of West Indian and French influences!

 

POETICS OF RELATION

Written by one of the most famous authors in the history of French, Edouard Glissant, delivers insights about opacity and talks about the absence of transparency from the lives of the people of Martinique in ancient France and Martinique.

Read it For:
If you are interested in knowing about how medieval Martinique functioned in the past, then you can give the book a try.
Don't Read it For:
Although there is no reason why one should hate the movie, if one is not interested in knowing about medieval France , then one can give it a miss.
What makes this book stand out?:
How the author has mapped Martinique to what it would become in the future, considering the happenings that time is beautifully depicted in the book.

DAY THE WORLD ENDED : MONT PELEE EARTHQUAKE

The book, written by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts, describe the explosion of the volcano Mount Pelee, the unfortunate incident which took place on the island of Martinique on May 8, 1902. This resulted in the death of over 300 people.

Read it For:
If you are interested in knowing how the situation in Martinique was after the earthquake took place, then this is the book to read,
Don't Read it For:
If one is not interested in knowing about the history of the place, then the book can be given a miss. However, the detailed book is still one of the most preferred books on the list of best books on Martinique.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book describes the traumatized condition of the minds through which the local people went through in the unfortunate incident.

THE ISLAND , MARTINIQUE

The book written by John Edgar Wideman, describes how the natural beauty of the beautiful island caught him off guard during  his visit to the beautiful island located in France. The book was originally published in 2003.

Read it For:
The author describes the beauty of the island in his own imaginative world, which is truly a must read.
Don't Read it For:
Though there is no reason not to read the book if one finds absolutely no interest in the history of the island in medieval France, then the book can be given a miss.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is regarded as one of the best books which describe the beauty of the island.

EAU_DE_CAFE

The book, written by the author Raphael Confiant, is a masterpiece written by the author, where the book focuses on delivering the literature aspects related to the island of Martinique. The book is regarded as one of the best books describing the literature of the ethnic place of Martinique.

Read it For:
If one is interested in knowing about the literary history of the island, then this book is a must-read for the readers.
Don't Read it For:
Again, there is no specific reason to not read the book, but if one is not interested in knowing about the island, then the book can be given a miss.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is amongst the finest books to exist about the literature of the beautiful island.
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SOLIBO MAGNIFICIENT

The book, written by the author Patrick Chamoiseau, revolves around the  annual carnival which was conducted every year in the island of Martinique, where a person named Solibo suddenly crashes and falls in the middle of his performance. Whether he died of a health attack or out of assassination, is a mystery not settled.

Read it For:
The book promises to give a good dose of a thrill as you flip through the pages, making it a worthy read.
Don't Read it For:
The book contains certain descriptions, which might be inappropriate for some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is known to be one of the best thrilling books known to exist related to Martinique.

THE FLOWERS OF EVIL

The book, written by Charles Baudelaire, is a volume of French poetry related to Martinique  and describes the symbolism and the modernist movements of the place in medieval France.

Read it For:
The book is a deep dive into the rich history of the state and the people who love history will definitely love the book.
Don't Read it For:
If one is not interested in history, then one can afford to give it a miss.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book covers all the social movements conducted across the island , hence making it one of the only books to cover those aspects. This is one of the popular books on Martinique.

A YEAR IN PROVENCE

The book, written by the author Peter Mayle, describes Mayle’s first year in Provence and the local events and customs he sees happening in medieval Martinique.

Read it For:
The author describes the conditions around him in his own words, which is a mixture of his own imagination blended with an essence of facts
Don't Read it For:
Again, if one is not interested in history, then the book can be ignored.
What makes this book stand out?:
This particular book was adapted into a television mini-series after the high popularity it got in the books.

LES MISERABLES

The novel, written by Victor Huge, was first published in the year 1862, is considered to be one of the best novels of the 19th century. The book revolves around the transformation of the island over a period of time from the eyes of the author.

Read it For:
If one Is interested in the rich history of the island, then the book is definitely a must-read.
Don't Read it For:
The history of the island includes a lot of killings and assassinations, hence which might be disturbing for some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book explains why the different changes taking place on the island were of great importance to the island.

A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY

The book covers the details of how the happenings of the French revolution manage to have a wide effect on the lives of the local people of Martinique.

Read it For:
If one is interested in knowing how people of the island collaborated and contributed to the happenings of the French revolution, then the book must be given a read.
Don't Read it For:
If one has no interest in the French revolution, then the book can be given a miss.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is amongst the rarest in the world to elaborate on the effects of the French revolution on the island of Martinique.

CITIZENS: A CHRONICLE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

The book , again captures the essence of the French Revolution and how it affects the natural livings of the people living on the island of Martinique.

Read it For:
The book describes how people had to make tough choices in order to contribute to the cause of the French Revolution.
Don't Read it For:
The book has a description of the wars, which might be disturbing for some people.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands as one of the best in sands of time to know about the French revolution and its impacts. This book is one of the 10 best-selling books on Martinique.

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