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Caribbean & West Indies

  • Island Peopleby Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95

    A masterwork of travel literature and of history: voyaging from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados, and islands in between, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of each society, its culture and politics, connecting this region?s common heritage to its fierce grip on the world?s imagination.   From the moment... more...

  • Jamaica in the 21st Centuryby Livingstone Thompson; Petal Thompson-Williams

    UPA 2016; US$ 29.99

    Trawling through public discourse and debates in Jamaica, this book distils and presents major issues that captured public attention at the onset of the 21st century. It is designed not only to aid memory but also to help us see the progress we have made and avoid reinvention of the wheel. more...

  • Culture and Emotional Economy of Migrationby Badri Narayan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book studies how the act of migration is a motivating constituent in the production of popular culture in both the homeland and the destination. It looks at the formations of cultures in the process of identity-making of approximately 200 million Indians scattered across the world, from colonial to contemporary times. The volume is an in-depth... more...

  • Cuba in War Timeby Richard Harding Davis; Frederic Remington

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 10.95

    Before the start of the Spanish-American War, newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst sent star reporter Richard Harding Davis and acclaimed illustrator Frederic Remington to Cuba to cover the simmering rebellion. Remington grew restless at his post and assured his employer that nothing newsworthy was likely to occur; Hearst reputedly replied, "Please... more...

  • Creole in the Archiveby Roshini Kempadoo

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    Explores creole discourse to re-conceptualize archive that is contemporaneous and centralizes the presence and imagery of the Caribbean figure. more...

  • Caribbean Historyby Toni Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 63.95

    More centrally focused on the Caribbean than any other survey of the region, Caribbean History examines a wide range of topics to give students a thorough understanding of the region's history. The text favors a traditional, largely chronological approach to the study of Caribbean history, however, because it is impossible to be entirely chronological... more...

  • Seeking Imperialism's Embraceby Kristen Stromberg Childers

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    In 1946, the people of the French Antilles--the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe--chose the path of assimilation rather than independence from France. Their histories offer an important contrast to the wars of decolonization following World War II. Although Antilleans experienced profound disappointments with the process, the vote for... more...

  • Cubano Be, Cubano Bopby Leonardo Acosta; Paquito D'Rivera; Daniel Whitesell

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 29.95

    Based on unprecedented research in Cuba, the direct testimony of scores of Cuban musicians, and the author's unique experience as a prominent jazz musician, Cubano Be, Cubano Bop is destined to take its place among the classics of jazz history. The work pays tribute not only to a distinguished lineage of Cuban jazz musicians and composers, but... more...

  • What She Go Doby Hope Munro

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 65.00

    How women have expanded the creative reach of calypso, soca, and steelband music more...

  • Chocolate Surrealismby Njoroge Njoroge

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 65.00

    A vibrant take on the global connections empowering Caribbean music and its global transferences more...