Bluefields, Nicaragua

“Mateo showed her the formidable width of the book.  It was over a thousand pages, a self-published thesis – The Creole English of Nicaragua’s Miskitu Coast – written fifteen years earlier by John Holm, then a Ph.D. candidate at University College in London.  Paging through it, Mateo had seen phrases like “Miskitu King” and “British protectorate” and “The Seventeenth Century Dutch seaman Adolphus Bleevelt or Blauveldt, who anglicized his name to Bluefields;” the existence of such a thing seemed too good to be true.”
–From Tooth Man; 9 interconnected stories from Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast.


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