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In the Forests of Freedom, the fighting Maroons of Dominica

The Fighting Maroons of Dominica

In this detailed and brilliantly researched book, Lennox Honychurch tells the enthralling and untold story of how the Maroons – escaped slaves – of the Caribbean island of Dominica challenged the colonial powers in a heroic struggle to create a free and self-sufficient society.

ISBN: 9780993108662 | paperback illustrated | £9.99 | publication: July 30 2017

“This book will long stand as the definitive account of these Maroons whom the British considered, after those in Jamaica, the major menace to their plantation system. Dominica’s Maroons have finally found their chronicler.” Richard Price

author of Maroon Societies

“The brave people who held out in Dominica’s mountain wilderness for generations against the military forces of two colonial empires have had their story well told at last. Their spirits can now be at rest.” Adam Hochschild

author of Bury the Chains

About the Publisher

Papillote Press is a publishing house specialising in books about Dominica and by Dominicans. We publish a range of books, both fiction and non-fiction. We hope that these books reflect the culture and literary heritage of the island and make it known to a wider audience.


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About the Author

Lennox Honychurch was born and raised in Dominica. A historian and anthropology graduate of Saint Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, he has published numerous books and academic papers on the history of Dominica and the wider Caribbean. An expert on all aspects of Dominica’s history and culture, his book, The Dominica Story, was the first history of the island. His most recent project was the restoration of Fort Shirley, at the Cabrits National Park, Dominica. He is also an artist and a poet. He lives in Dominica, his birthplace.