Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Art by Shiraz Bayjoo

Robert Louis Stevenson Shiraz Bayjoo

Four Corners Books, ISBN 9781909829190,
Hb, 280 pgs, 16 x 23cm
Acqn. 32245
In Stock

Mauritian artist, Shiraz Bayjoo, works with film, painting, photography, performance, and installation. His research-based practice focuses on personal and public archives addressing cultural memory and postcolonial nationhood in a manner that challenges dominant cultural narratives. He has created a new artist's book in response to Treasure Island. Presented alongside Stevenson's text, Bayjoo's images take us from the ports of England to landscapes scarred by plantations and mines. From the brutality of the 18th Century colonial Caribbean, to the Indian Ocean, and to wider global narratives of slavery, colonialism and violence which shaped that period. Published as part of the Familiars series, providing a fresh look at the tradition of the illustrated novel: this is a visual response to Robert Louis Stevenson's colonial-era adventure story, by multi-disciplinary artist Shiraz Bayjoo.