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

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This pioneering study surveys nineteenth- and twentieth-century narratives of the West Indies written by white women, English and Creole. It introduces a fascinating wealth of relatively unknown material and constitutes a timely interrogation of the supposed homogeneity of Caribbean discourse, especially with regard to 'race' and gender. more...

  • In the Shadows of Divine Perfectionby Lance Callahan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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 2010; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Duppy Conquerorby Kwame Dawes; Matthew Shenoda

    Copper Canyon Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    The miracle of empathy,? Kwame Dawes once said in an interview, is the ultimate aim of my writing.? more...

  • The Observing Self (Routledge Revivals)by Graham Good

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1988, this title is a study of the essay as a literary genre, not just in terms of its general intellectual and literary history, but as an exploration of the creative possibilities of the form. The rise of the essay is discussed in relation to the rise of the novel and the emergence of empiricism in science, but the main focus... more...

  • The Transcription of Identitiesby Min Zhou

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.81

    Based on a study of V. S. Naipaul's postcolonial writings, this book explores the process of postcolonial subjects' special route of identification. This enables the readers to see how in our increasingly diverse and fragmented post-modern world, identity is a vibrant, complex, and highly controversial concept. The old notion of identity as a prescribed... more...

  • Naipaul's Strangersby Dagmar Barnouw

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 18.35

    From his reporting on Islamic true believers to his descriptions of the postcolonial world, V. S. Naipaul has been a controversial figure in contemporary letters. Winner of the Nobel Prize, Naipaul has traveled throughout the world, looking at its varied cultures and seeking out others' stories, recording... more...