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  • 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$ 49.95

    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$ 15.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 45.50

    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 behind... 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...

  • Representing Mixed Race in Jamaica and England from the Abolition Era to the Presentby S. Salih

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This study considers cultural representations of "brown" people in Jamaica and England alongside the determinations of race by statute from the Abolition era onwards. Through close readings of contemporary fictions and "histories," Salih probes the extent to which colonial ideologies may have been underpinned by what might be called subject-constituting... more...

  • From Harvey Riverby Lorna Goodison

    Atlantic Books 2010; US$ 12.38

    Lorna Goodison's family made their home in the Jamaican village to which her great-grandfather gave his name: Harvey River. Her mother Doris was a big-hearted lover of big stories and raised Lorna on tales of their family's - and Jamaica's - history. Gorgeously written with unashamed joy, From Harvey River weaves together memories with island folklore... more...