About Pauline Fisk

Pauline Fisk is a writer based in England. Her novel about Belize, ‘In the Trees’ is published by Faber & Faber. Extracts from her Belize travel journal can be found by visiting her website.

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The Sounds of Belize

I have a tape of jungle sounds. Sometimes I put it into my computer when I’m working. It starts in silence, then dawn creeps across it like light across a sky. The trills of nameless birds, the croaks and cheeps of cicadas and tree frogs – the sounds of the Belizean rainforest are as evocative […]

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Memories of Belize: The People, Culture and Chiquibul

I was sitting in a jungle clearing in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve.  My companions had gone down to the river to bathe, leaving me alone.  The undergrowth rustled and disembodied faces suddenly appeared, followed by sub-machine guns clutched in arms swathed in camouflage gear. The Belize Defense Force soldiers (BDF) stared at me and I stared back.  […]

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