New Book, ‘Island Journeys,’ Explores Deeper Aspects Of Culture, Issues & People

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Islander & UN Officer Carlisle Richardson raises awareness to save island life and culture.

Island Journeys: The Impact of the Island Way of Life at Home and Abroad by Carlisle Richardson

Caribbean islander Carlisle Richardson, a United Nations economic-affairs officer, recently published “Island Journeys: The Impact of the Island Way of Life at Home and Abroad” ( in an effort to save island life and culture throughout the world.

“There is so much more to islands and their people than a peripheral glance or minor conversation,” says Richardson, who grew up on St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. “There are truly dynamic and fascinating tales to be told.”

The book crisscrosses the globe and explores the beauty and innovative spark that unite island states and the Diasporas that struggle to maintain their connection to their native lands. Richardson seeks to educate readers on the underpinnings of island culture and people, and how they affect the rest of the world.

Whether readers come from a country of hundreds of millions or a small island that disappears on a world map, they’ll find invaluable insights for understanding the world they live in. That includes staying close to one’s roots, despite location – an important ingredient to save island life and culture. Readers may learn how to embrace common bonds and preserve what is important amidst rapidly changing cultural, economic and geographic environments.

“Make a world of difference by being yourself,” Richardson says. “Sometimes unexpected people from the smallest islands can touch the world, which is just another reason to save island life and culture.”

Richardson shares decades of stories and discoveries from islands around the world to help him establish the Island Foundation, an organization that aims to promote education, the arts, sports and innovation while preserving island culture and heritage.

“Lovely read, very thought provoking take on island communities,” writes Amazon reviewer Odelay, who gave the book five stars.

About Carlisle Richardson

Carlisle Richardson, author of the book “Island Journeys: The Impact of the Island Way of Life at Home and Abroad” ( grew up on St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. He earned degrees in Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom, and worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis. He was also posted to the Permanent Mission of St. Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations. In 2011, Carlisle joined the UN and worked in the Division for Sustainable Development, where he was a key figure in the work on Small Island Developing States issues. He continues his mission today as an economic affairs officer for the UN in New York, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

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