Lennox Honychurch

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Lennox Honychurch (born on December 27, 1952) is Dominica's most noted historian and a politician. He is well known for writing 1975's The Dominica Story, the 1980s textbook series The Caribbean People, and the 1991 travel book Dominica: Isle of Adventure. He was largely responsible for compiling the exhibit information for The Dominica Museum in Roseau. Honychurch is the grandson of writer and politician Elma Napier.[1]


Born in Portsmouth, Dominica, Honychurch attended the St. Mary’s Academy secondary school.[2] He won a scholarship to Oxford University, where he gained a D.Phil at St. Hugh's College.[2]

Work as historian[edit]

Honychurch's writing focuses on the history of Dominica and includes The Dominica Story, first published in 1975, Dominica: Isle of Adventure, published in 1991, a three-book series entitled The Caribbean People (1995) and, most recently, Dominica’s Cabrits and Prince Rupert’s Bay (2013).[3]

Political career[edit]

Honychurch served as a senator in the House of Assembly of Dominica from 1975 to 1979 as a member of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP). When the DFP formed the government in 1980 he also served as Press Secretary to The Government of Dominica until 1981.[4]


On April 9, 2011, Honychurch was awarded the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence, in the category of Arts and Letters.[5][6]

In 2012, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of the West Indies.[7]

Selected writings[edit]

  • The Dominica Story (1975)
  • Dominica: Isle of Adventure (1991)
  • The Caribbean People (three-book series; 1995)
  • Dominica’s Cabrits and Prince Rupert’s Bay (2013)


  1. ^ Lisa Paravisini, "Elma Napier’s Black and White Sands at the Dominica literary festival", Repeating Islands, August 16, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Lisa Paravisini, "Dominica Times profiles Lennox Honychurch as he wins Sabga Award", Repeating Islands, April 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "Dr. Lennox Honychurch Releases New Book", Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, 28 August 2013.
  4. ^ "About me", lennoxhonychurch.com, accessed June 12, 2008.
  5. ^ Michelle Loubon, "Laureates shine", Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, April 17, 2011.
  6. ^ Ivette Romero, "Dominica’s Lennox Honychurch Receives Award for Excellence", Repeating Islands, April 19, 2011.
  7. ^ "Lennox Honychurch to receive UWI honourary doctorate", Dominica News Onliney, July 30, 2012.

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