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  • Betwixt, between, or beyond?by Birgit M. Bauridl

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 51.81

    Hauptbeschreibung 'Betwixt, between, or beyond?' is the first study of contemporary black performance poetry from the viewpoint of transnational American Studies. It investigates a vast array of performances ranging from online recordings to political rallies to the poetry slam and Broadway stage. Black poets discussed come from diverse personal... more...

  • The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zionby Kei Miller

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    In this collection, acclaimed Jamaican poet Kei Miller dramatizes what happens when one system of knowledge, one method of understanding place and territory, comes up against another. We watch as the cartographer, used to the scientific methods of assuming control over a place by mapping it, is gradually compelled to recognize?even to envy?a wholly... more...

  • Derek Walcottby Edward Baugh

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 43.00

    A comprehensive 2006 overview and critical analysis of the Nobel Laureate's fifty-year career. more...

  • The World Is What It Isby Patrick French

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    The first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, the controversial and enigmatic Nobel laureate: a stunning writer whose only stated ambition was greatness, in pursuit of which goal nothing else was sacred. Beginning in rich detail in Trinidad, where Naipaul was born into an Indian family, Patrick French skillfully examines Naipaul?s life within a displaced... more...

  • A House for Mr. Biswasby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul?s brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels. In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a... more...

  • Elegguasby Kamau Brathwaite

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Deeply felt requiems from an internationally celebrated poet more...

  • A Light Song of Lightby Kei Miller

    Carcanet 2010; US$ 14.51

    Kei Miller's work was acclaimed by the distinguished Jamaican writer Olive Senior as 'Some of the most exciting poetry I?ve read in years... An extraordinary new voice singing with clarity and grace.' A Light Song of Light sings in the rhythms of ritual and folktale, praise songs and anecdotes, blending lyricism with a cool wit, finding the languages... more...

  • There is an Anger That Movesby Kei Miller

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    The six sequences of There Is an Anger that Moves travel from Jamaica to England and back. A mother's heart is broken; men fall in love secretly; people dance until they die. Religion haunts these disbelieving poems which move sometimes to the measure of a hymn, sometimes to the cadence of a Baptist sermon. Each swells with its own conviction, even... more...

  • C L R Jamesby Dave Renton

    HopeRoad 2013; US$ 10.19

    Known as ‘The Cricketing Marxist?, Cyril Lionel Robert James (1901–89) was one of the leading black intellectuals of the 20th century, a Marxist theorist of the first rank, and also one of the finest writers on cricket, with his legendary book Beyond a Boundary. This seeming paradox is reflected in other areas of his life and work: the product of... more...

  • Caribbean Literary Discourseby Barbara Lalla; Jean D'Costa; Velma Pollard

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Caribbean Literary Discourse is a study of the multicultural, multilingual, and Creolized languages that characterize Caribbean discourse, especially as reflected in the language choices that preoccupy creative writers. Caribbean Literary Discourse opens the challenging world of language choices and literary experiments characteristic of... more...