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  • Haiti: The Aftershocks of Historyby Laurent Dubois

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 15.40

    A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long... more...

  • Dead Woman Pickneyby Yvonne Shorter Brown

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2010; US$ 12.95

    Dead Woman Pickney chronicles life stories of growing up in Jamaica from 1943 to 1965 and contains both personal experience and history, told with stridency and humour. The author’s coming of age parallels the political stages of Jamaica’s moving from the richest Crown colony of Great Britain to an independent nation within the British Commonwealth... more...

  • Latin American Identities After 1980by Gordana Yovanovich; Amy Huras

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2010; US$ 38.95

    Latin American Identities After 1980 takes an interdisciplinary approach to Latin American social and cultural identities. With broad regional coverage, and an emphasis on Canadian perspectives, it focuses on Latin American contact with other cultures and nations. Its sound scholarship combines evidence-based case studies with the Latin American... more...

  • Dominican Baseballby Alan Klein

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    Pedro Martínez. Sammy Sosa. Manny Ramírez.  By 2000, Dominican baseball players were in every Major League clubhouse, and regularly winning every baseball award. In 2002, Omar Minaya became the first Dominican general manager of a Major League team. But how did this codependent relationship between MLB and Dominican talent arise and thrive? ... more...

  • The Grenada Revolutionby Wendy C. Grenade

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    A detailed examination of the broad implications of Marxist revolution, politics, and the eventual invasion of the island nation more...

  • The Music of the Netherlands Antillesby Jan Brokken; Scott Rollins

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    An exploration of an overlooked Caribbean musical tradition and the European, African and New World influences that created it more...

  • The Caribbean Novel since 1945by Michael Niblett

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    The Caribbean Novel Since 1945 offers a comparative analysis of fiction from across the pan-Caribbean, exploring the relationship between literary form, cultural practice, and the nation-state. Engaging with the historical and political impact of capitalist imperialism, decolonization, class struggle, ethnic conflict, and gender relations, it considers... more...

  • Vuelo hacia el amanecerby Orestes Lorenzo

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 6.79

    En 1991, Orestes Lorenzo, un mayor en la Fuerza Aérea Cubana, desertó su país de origine en un avión MiG y arriesgó todo lo que tenia para realizar un peligroso vuelo a los Estados Unidos buscando la libertad ideológica que ya no existía en Cuba. Pero fue en 1992, un año más tarde cuando Orestes realizó un viaje aun más peligroso. Después de 21... more...

  • Wings of the Morningby Orestes Lorenzo

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 6.79

    "A moving testament, his narrative provides an insider's look at the Castro regime's personality cult, its indoctrination of children and surveillance of ordinary Cubans. " - Publishers Weekly In December 1992 Orestes Lorenzo undertook the most daring journey of his life. More than a year earlier, while a major in the Cuban Air Force, he had... more...

  • Defining the Caymanian Identityby Christopher A. Williams

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 44.50

    This book analyzes the factions and schisms surging throughout the multicultural, multiethnic, and polarized Cayman Islands to identify who or what is considered a Caymanian. Caymanian traditions have all but been eclipsed, often due to incoming, overpowering cultural sensibilities; with this idea in mind, Williams investigates the pervasive effects... more...