Lennox Honychurch is a historian and politician from Dominica, known for his book The Dominica Story (1975), the 1980s textbook series The Caribbean People, and the travel book Dominica: Isle of Adventure (1991). His most recent book is In the Forests of Freedom: The Fighting Maroons of Dominica (2017). (December 2017)

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Dominica: After the Storm

Stripped trees in the interior of Dominica, 2017

Lennox Honychurch, historian of Dominica, told me his story of experiencing the worst storm ever to strike his island. He described the steep uphill battle that Dominica is still facing three months later, after the most damaging Caribbean hurricane season on record. Even to begin a rebuilding process will take years, and in the meantime, the world’s spotlight moves on.