Dominica’s natural beauty and profusion around Rhys as she grew up made a great impression. When, in later life, she wrote about the island, her language is infused with nostalgia and loss but also with an insider’s understanding of its dangers and violence.
DOMINICA is extremely mountainous and immensely green and fertile, but relatively unknown. The least developed of the Windward Islands, it has a strong local life, with English and French Creole speakers, but is not that easy to reach. A few white sand beaches in the north-east, but mostly grey volcanic sand. http://www.definitivecaribbean.com/where-is-dominica/dominica-map #Dominica