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  • Seidenkinderby Christina Brudereck

    Brendow & Sohn 2013; US$ 6.53

    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 House for Mr. Biswasby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • A Distant Shoreby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.28

    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...

  • Final Passageby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.28

    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...

  • Women Writing the West Indiesby 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...

  • A Writer's Peopleby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...