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  • The Atlantic Soundby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this fascinating inquiry into the African Diaspora, Caryl Phillips embarks on a soul-wrenching journey to the three major ports of the transatlantic slave trade. Juxtaposing stories of the past with his own present-day experiences, Phillips combines his remarkable skills as a travel essayist with an astute understanding of history. From an West... more...

  • Cambridgeby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.19

    Cambridge is a powerful and haunting novel set in that uneasy time between the abolition of the slave trade and the emancipation of the slaves. It is the story of Emily Cartwright, a young woman sent from England to visit her father's West Indian plantation, and Cambridge, a plantation slave, educated and Christianised by his first master in England... more...

  • A Distant Shoreby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Dorothy is a retired schoolteacher who has recently moved to a housing estate in a small village. Solomon is a night-watchman, an immigrant from an unnamed country in Africa. Each is desperate for love. And yet each harbors secrets that may make attaining it impossible. With breathtaking assurance and compassion, Caryl Phillips retraces the paths that... more...

  • Dancing in the Darkby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    In this searing novel, Caryl Phillips reimagines the life of the first black entertainer in the U.S. to reach the highest levels of fame and fortune.After years of struggling for success on the stage, Bert Williams (1874?1922), the child of recent immigrants from the Bahamas, made the radical decision to don blackface makeup and play the ?coon.? Behind... more...

  • A New World Orderby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    The Africa of his ancestry, the Caribbean of his birth, the Britain of his upbringing, and the United States where he now lives are the focal points of award-winning writer Caryl Phillips? profound inquiry into evolving notions of home, identity, and belonging in an increasingly international society. At once deeply reflective and coolly prescient,... more...

  • The Right Setby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    From stately lawns and gentlemen players to Andre Agassi and Venus Williams: 65 great writings on tennis that chronicle the transformation of the sport. Since its inception, tennis has embraced traditions more patrician than plebeian. But times--and tennis--have changed. The game once reserved for royalty has moved from estate lawns to the concrete... more...

  • Dancing In The Darkby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2010; US$ 10.83

    'The funniest man I ever saw, and the saddest man I ever knew.' This is how W.C. Fields described Bert Williams, the highest-paid entertainer in America in his heyday and someone who counted the King of England and Buster Keaton among his fans. Born in the Bahamas, he moved to California with his family. Too poor to attend Stanford University,... more...

  • A New World Orderby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2010; US$ 10.83

    A New World Order ranges widely across the Atlantic World that Caryl Phillips has charted in his award winning novels and non-fiction during the course of the past twenty years. He begins this collection by establishing his belief that there is a 'new world order' of cultural plurality, one which is being promoted by the increasingly central role... more...

  • Colour Me Englishby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.02

    What do we mean by 'English'? How does that image square with reality? How does our island look from abroad, and what aspects of our experience do we share with, for example, America - a nation built by outsiders and the huddled masses? Taking as its starting point a moving recollection of growing up in Leeds during the 1970s, Colour... more...

  • Color Me Englishby Caryl Phillips

    New Press, The 2011; US$ 18.95

    Born in St. Kitts and brought up in the UK, bestselling author Caryl Phillips has written about and explored the experience of migration for more than thirty years through his spellbinding and award-winning novels, plays, and essays. Now, in a magnificent and beautifully written new book, Phillips reflects on the shifting notions of race, culture,... more...