star-apple

star-apple

n
1. (Plants) a West Indian sapotaceous tree, Chrysophyllum cainito, with smooth-skinned edible greenish-purple fruit
2. (Cookery) the fruit of this tree which, when cut across, reveals a star-shaped arrangement of seeds
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My father always told us to be in the house when the chickens had begun to roost in the star-apple trees.
Then, in 1979's The Star-Apple Kingdom, he gives us 'The Sea Is History' where, "the ocean kept turning blank pages." The page is a metaphorical domain for landscape.
Reprinted from The Star-Apple Kingdom, by Derek Walcott.
In Sea Grapes(1976) and The Star-Apple Kingdom (1979), Walcott uses a tenser, more economical style to examine the deep cultural divisions of language and race in the Caribbean.