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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...

  • The Observing Self: Rediscovering the Essayby Graham Good

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • 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 2007; US$ 140.00

    Rethinking Race, Politics, and Poetics offers a critical appraisal of C.L.R. James as a major twentieth-century activist-intellectual, exploring his prolific output spanning decades within genres as diverse as history, philosophy, sociology, literary and cultural criticism, prose fiction, and reportage. The book also analyzes some of the flaws and... more...

  • Learning from Other Worldsby Patrick Parrinder

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 79.95

    A collection of new essays on science fiction and utopian literature honouring the work of Darko Suvin, the scholar and literary theorist who co-founded the journal Science-Fiction Studies in 1973. The title of this volume attempts to convey the essence of ‘cognitive estrangement’ in relation to SF and utopia: that by imagining strange worlds... 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...

  • The Crowning of a Poet’s Questby Paola Loreto

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 65.80

    This first extended study of Derek Walcott’s Tiepolo’s Hound (2000) defines the book as the culmination of the poetry and poetic of the Caribbean writer and Nobel Prize winner. In this long poem, Walcott achieves three goals pursued throughout his career: to develop an original Caribbean aesthetic; to meld the modes of poetry and prose; and... more...