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  • Light Song of Lightby Kei Miller

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2010; US$ 15.95

    Exploring the relationship between poetry and song, the pieces in this collection work to define the elemental human struggles of good versus evil and light against darkness. The poems take different shapes—newly forged dictionary definitions; praise-songs celebrating the Singerman in a Jamaican road gang; and simple narratives of ghosts, bandits,... more...

  • Final Passageby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.72

    Caryl Phillips's first novel tells the story of Leila, a nineteen-year-old woman living on a small Caribbean island in the 1950s. Unsatisfied with life on the island, Leila decides to leave her friends and follow her mother overseas, taking her restless husband Michael and her young son with her. Her subsequent passage to England brings her face to... more...

  • A Distant Shoreby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.72

    The English village is a place where people come to lick their wounds. Dorothy has walked away from a bad thirty-year marriage, an affair gone sour and a dangerous obsession. Between her visits to the doctor and the music lessons she gives to bored teenagers, she is trying to rebuild a life. It's not immediately clear why her neighbour,... more...

  • V. S. Naipulby Peter Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    First published in 1988, Peter Hughes explores the work of V. S. Naipaul, and the interplay of fictional and non-fictional patters in what is his obsessive vision of human life. Hughes shows how Naipaul?s narratives pair off histories and novels, travel-writing and psycho-biography, reinforcing one another and Naipaul?s vision of ?a world undoing... more...

  • Seidenkinderby Christina Brudereck

    Brendow & Sohn 2013; US$ 8.63

    Schon seine Mutter Priya nannte ihn so: Weltverbesserer. Jaya, dem selbst geholfen wurde, macht sich auf, um ungezählten Straßenkindern in den indischen Slums zu einem Leben mit Hoffnung und Perspektive zu verhelfen. Matt, der Amerikaner, reist mit seinem Sohn Tom nach Indien, um den Widerstand gegen ein Staudammprojekt zu unterstützen. Seine Mutter... more...

  • A Writer's Peopleby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    V. S. Naipaul has always faced the challenges of "fitting one civilization to another." In A Writer's People , he takes us into this process of creative and intellectual assimilation, which has shaped both his writing and his life. Naipaul discusses the writers to whom he was exposed early on?Derek Walcott, Gustave Flaubert, and his father, among... more...

  • The Other Side of Paradiseby Staceyann Chin

    Scribner 2009; US$ 16.00

    No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was born on the floor of her grandmother's house in Lottery, Jamaica, on Christmas Day. Staceyann's mother did not want her, and her father was not present. No one, except her grandmother, thought Staceyann would survive. It was her grandmother who nurtured and protected... more...

  • Urbane Revolutionaryby Frank Rosengarten

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 50.00

    In Urbane Revolutionary: C. L. R. James and the Struggle for a New Society, Frank Rosengarten traces the intellectual and political development of C. L. R. James (1901-1989), one of the most significant Caribbean intellectuals of the twentieth century. In his political and philo-sophical commentary, his histories, drama, letters, memoir, and fiction,... more...

  • The Mimic Menby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    A profound novel of cultural displacement, The Mimic Men masterfully evokes a colonial man?s experience in a postcolonial world. Born of Indian heritage and raised on a British-dependent Caribbean island, Ralph Singh has retired to suburban London, writing his memoirs as a means to impose order on a chaotic existence. His memories lead him to recognize... more...

  • Theorizing a Colonial Caribbean-Atlantic Imaginaryby Keith Sandiford

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 149.00

    This book develops a theory of a Caribbean-Atlantic imaginary by exploring the ways two colonial texts represent the consciousnesses of Amerindians, Africans, and Europeans at two crucial points marking respectively the origins and demise of slavocratic systems in the West Indies. Focusing on Richard Ligon?s History of Barbados (1657) and Matthew... more...