About the Author
John Angus Martin was born and grew up in St. George’s, Grenada, where he attended
the St. George’s Roman Catholic Boys’ School (now known as the J.W. Fletcher Memorial
Boys’ School) and Presentation Brothers’ College before immigrating to Brooklyn,
New York with his family in 1978.
He graduated in 1986 with a BSc in Biological Sciences and a minor in Anthropology
from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island.
He spent the next three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa,
teaching at an agricultural institute and as an agricultural extension agent to subsistence
farmers in rural villages. He has travelled widely in west and east Africa for work and as a
He holds master’s degrees in History, and Agricultural and Applied Economics from Clemson
University, South Carolina.
He currently works as a Country Desk Officer in the Africa Region of the US Peace Corps.
He returns to Grenada often to carry out research on the country’s history and culture.
This is his first book.