Eight Years in Statia investigates the continuing colonial relationship between the special municipality of Sint Eustatius and the Netherlands.

The book discusses how race, while subtle and insidious, is a pervasive part of society which directly influences the island’s development.

The book is based on eight years of fieldwork and written by an African American woman with family roots on the island.

While the book is about the author’s anthopologically informed interpretation of the island’s historical and social structures, it also discusses how the island is a microcosm of the globalized world and, in effect, the island’s challenges of equity and equality represent challenges of modern globalization.

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