Now Available! “BANANA MAN: Peeling and Revealing, Life in the Tropics”

A message from Bocas del Toro historian, entomologist, banana man, a friend of The Bocas Breeze, Clyde Stephens:

“I am pleased to present BANANA MAN: Peeling and Revealing, Life in the Tropics. The complete work was too big to publish as one volume so it was divided into a series of three books: Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3. Besides my chapters, fourteen other guest writers contributed their stories about Life in the Tropics that are found in Book 1 and Book 2. Book 3 features a banana family, the Stargardters, which records their incredible lives in Europe and how they became banana people. Book 3 also records the challenging lives of German immigrants in Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui and other parts of Panama during two World Wars. At the beginning of the book, I was honored to have Dr. Stanley Heckadon-Moreno write the foreword.

Peeling and revealing Clyde Stephens
These books are available in softcover and on Kindle and can be ordered at two locations:

1. Cecropia Press that offers an introductory price. Click on, then click on books/libros at the top left. Payment is made by PayPal. If you do not have an account, Paypal gives the option of paying with a card. Two other books that I released recently are also listed:

The History of Hospital Point and La Historia de Punta Hospital.

2. books. To find all three books together, search with: › Books-Clyde-S-Stephens

or easier:

Clyde S. Stephens: booksThese books have been long labors of love and I hope you like them. The chapters have never been published before, and I hope you will donate them to a Tropical Studies library when you finish. Please forward this announcement to your vast number of friends and family who may be interested.Enjoy the banana video made by Cecropia Press.

Muchos saludos, Clyde Stephens, Claid Estivens”

UPDATE: Cecropia Press has released an unabridged special edition of “BANANA MAN: Peeling and Revealing, Life in the Tropics, which includes all three volumes in a single BIG book.  You can find it available for purchase here:

Stay tuned for a special interview with Clyde Stephens by Bocas Breeze editor Nicholas Corea.

Nicholas Corea and Clyde Stephens

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One Comment

  1. Jan Williams Reply

    Hi and Hola dear Bocas Breeze. My name is JanWilliams and I want to ask you a favor? Do you still have a copy of the first edition of the Bocas Breeze.? I wrote the first article, and I would love to contribute again. Thoughts and memories and reflections.
    Jan Williams,

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