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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Seidenkinderby Christina Brudereck

    Brendow & Sohn 2013; US$ 8.93

    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...

  • Final Passageby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.96

    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$ 12.96

    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...

  • Women Writing the West Indies, 1804-1939by Evelyn O'Callaghan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    This pioneering study surveys nineteenth- and twentieth-century narratives of the West Indies written by white women, English and Creole, with special regard to 'race' and gender. more...

  • In the Shadows of Divine Perfectionby Lance Callahan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 150.00

    In the Shadows of Divine Perfection provides an examination of Derek Walcott's Omeros (1990)- the St. Lucian poet's longest work, and the piece that secured his Nobel Laureate-that reveals the deep-seated bond between the root narratives of ancient Greece to the cultural products and practices of the contemporary Caribbean. This book presents the first... 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...