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  • 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$ 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 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...

  • C. L. R. James?s Caribbeanby Paget Henry; Paul Buhle; Stuart Hall; C. L. R. James; George Lamming

    Duke University Press 1996; US$ 84.95

    For more than half a century, C. L. R. James (1901–1989)—"the Black Plato," as coined by the London Times —has been an internationally renowned revolutionary thinker, writer, and activist. Born in Trinidad, his lifelong work was devoted to understanding and transforming race and class exploitation in his native West Indies,... 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...

  • Toussaint Louvertureby C. L. R. James; Christian Høgsbjerg

    Duke University Press 2012; US$ 84.95

    A new critical edition of Toussaint Louverture , the play written by the Trinidadian intellectual and activist C. L. R. James in 1934, performed at London's Westminster Theatre in 1936, and then presumed lost until its rediscovery in 2005. 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...