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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ghosts of Slaveryby Jenny Sharpe

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 60.00

    While some scholars imply that only the struggle for freedom was legitimate, Jenny Sharpe complicates the linear narrative?from slavery to freedom and literacy?that emerged from the privileging of autobiographical accounts like that of Frederick Douglass. She challenges a paradigm that equates agency with resistance and self-determination, and introduces... more...

  • Rethinking Race, Politics, and Poeticsby Brett St Louis

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 140.00

    This book assesses the oeuvre of Trinidadian activist-intellectual C.L.R. James in its entire polymath range, analyzing his writings across disciplines and genres as well as his varied political and cultural concerns. more...

  • Making an Elephantby Graham Swift

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    In his first-ever work of nonfiction, Graham Swift?Booker Prize-winning author of Waterland and Last Orders ?gives us a highly personal book: a singular and open-spirited account of a writer?s life.   Here Kazuo Ishiguro advises on how to choose a guitar; Salman Rushdie arrives for Christmas under guard; Caryl Phillips shares a beer with the author... more...

  • A New World Orderby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    The Africa of his ancestry, the Caribbean of his birth, the Britain of his upbringing, and the United States where he now lives are the focal points of award-winning writer Caryl Phillips? profound inquiry into evolving notions of home, identity, and belonging in an increasingly international society. At once deeply reflective and coolly prescient,... more...

  • If I Could Write This in Fireby Michelle Cliff

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 21.95

    Born in a Jamaica still under British rule, the acclaimed and influential writer Michelle Cliff embraced her many identities, shaped by her experiences with the forces of colonialism and oppression: a light-skinned Creole, a lesbian, an immigrant in both England and the United States. In her celebrated novels and short stories, she has probed the intersection... more...

  • Nobody's Nationby Paul Breslin

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Nobody's Nation offers an illuminating look at the St. Lucian, Nobel-Prize-winning writer, Derek Walcott, and grounds his work firmly in the context of West Indian history. Paul Breslin argues that Walcott's poems and plays are bound up with an effort to re-imagine West Indian society since its emergence from colonial rule, its ill-fated attempt... more...

  • Searching for Mr. Chinby Anne-Marie Lee-Loy

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 44.50

    What do twentieth-century fictional images of the Chinese reveal about the construction of nationhood in the former West Indian colonies? In her groundbreaking interdisciplinary work, Searching for Mr. Chin, Anne-Marie Lee-Loy seeks to map and understand a cultural process of identity formation: “Chineseness” in the West Indies. Reading... more...