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  • 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...

  • 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...