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Family Matters
Family Matters

Puerto Rican Women Authors on the Island and the Mainland

Moreno, Marisel C.

Adopting a comparative and multidisciplinary approach to Puerto Rican literature, Marisel Moreno juxtaposes narratives by insular and U.S. Puerto Rican women authors in order...


Caribbean Romances
Caribbean Romances

The Politics of Regional Representation

Edmondson, Belinda

This interdisciplinary volume on postcolonial Caribbean culture brings together ten essays by exciting young scholars who challenge some of the established assumptions of...


Orphan Narratives
Orphan Narratives

The Postplantation Literature of Faulkner, Glissant, Morrison, and Saint-John Perse

Loichot, Valérie

In Orphan Narratives, Valérie Loichot investigates the fiction and poetry of four writers who emerged from the postslavery plantation world of the Americas—William...


Arabic as a Secret Song
Arabic as a Secret Song
Sebbar, Leïla

The celebrated and highly versatile writer Leïla Sebbar was born in French colonial Algeria but has lived nearly her entire adult life in France, where she is recognized as a...


Leading the Race
Leading the Race

The Transformation of the Black Elite in the Nation's Capital, 1880–1920

Moore, Jacqueline M.

Historians of the African American experience after Reconstruction have tended to imply that the black elite served only their own interests, that their exclusive control of...


Paradise and Plantation
Paradise and Plantation

Tourism and Culture in the Anglophone Caribbean

Strachan, Ian Gregory

"It is hard to ignore the hotels. They rise like mammoths of iron and concrete above the homes, the office buildings, the trees of New Providence, island of my birth." So...


Edwidge Danticat
Edwidge Danticat

A Reader's Guide

Munro, Martin

Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), the novel born from Edwidge Danticat’s childhood in Haiti and immigration to New York City, was one of the great literary debuts of recent...


The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination
The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination

Radical Horizons, Conservative Constraints

Kaisary, Philip

The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) reshaped the debates about slavery and freedom throughout the Atlantic world, accelerated the abolitionist movement, precipitated rebellions...


Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery
Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery
Goings, Henry, Schermerhorn, Calvin, Plunkett, Michael, Gaynor, Edward

Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery tells of an extraordinary life in and out of slavery in the United States and Canada. Born Elijah Turner in the Virginia...


Second Arrivals
Second Arrivals

Landscape and Belonging in Contemporary Writing of the Americas

Casteel, Sarah Phillips

Diaspora studies have tended to privilege urban landscapes over rural ones, wanting to avoid the racial homogeneity, conservatism, and xenophobia usually associated with the...


Tree of Liberty
Tree of Liberty

Cultural Legacies of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World

Garraway, Doris L.

On January 1, 1804, Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared the independence of Haiti, thus bringing to an end the only successful slave revolution in history and transforming the...


In Search of Julien Hudson

Free Artist of Color in Pre–Civil War New Orleans

Greenwald, Erin M.

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Monsters,Tricksters, and Sacred Cows
Monsters,Tricksters, and Sacred Cows

Animal Tales and American Identities

Arnold, A. James

The 1992 Quincentennial of the encounter between the New World and the Old resulted in a veritable culture war- an extreme polarization of hardened ideological positions on...


Power and the Praise Poem
Vail, Leroy, White, Landeg

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The Madman and the Medusa
The Madman and the Medusa
Tchicaya U Tam'Si

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Charlottesville 2017
Charlottesville 2017

The Legacy of Race and Inequity

Harold, Claudrena N., Nelson, Louis P.

When hate groups descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, triggering an eruption of racist violence, the tragic conflict reverberated throughout the world. It also had a...


Wives of the Leopard
Wives of the Leopard

Gender, Politics, and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey

Bay, Edna G.

Wives of the Leopard explores power and culture in a pre-colonial West African state whose army of women and practice of human sacrifice earned it notoriety in the...


From Calabar to Carter's Grove
From Calabar to Carter's Grove

The History of a Virginia Slave Community

Walsh, Lorena S.

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I Die by This Country
I Die by This Country
Zouari, Fawzia

The first novel available to English readers by Fawzia Zouari, one of the most important North African authors writing today, begins with an emergency crew’s arrival at a...


Caribbean Jewish Crossings
Caribbean Jewish Crossings

Literary History and Creative Practice

Casteel, Sarah Phillips, Kaufman, Heidi

Caribbean Jewish Crossings is the first essay collection to consider the Caribbean's relationship to Jewishness through a literary lens. Although Caribbean novelists...


Race, Romance, and Rebellion
Race, Romance, and Rebellion

Literatures of the Americas in the Nineteenth Century

O'Brien, Colleen C.

As in many literatures of the New World grappling with issues of slavery and freedom, stories of racial insurrection frequently coincided with stories of cross-racial romance...


Voicing Memory
Voicing Memory

History and Subjectivity in French Caribbean Literature

Nesbitt, Nick

In Voicing Memory Nick Nesbitt argues that the aesthetic practices of twentieth-century French Caribbean writers reconstruct a historical awareness that had been lost amid the...


Universal Emancipation
Universal Emancipation

The Haitian Revolution and the Radical Enlightenment

Nesbitt, Nick

Unlike the American and French Revolutions, the Haitian Revolution was the first in a modern state to implement human rights universally and unconditionally. Going well beyond...


General Sun, My Brother
General Sun, My Brother
Alexis, Jacques Stephen

The first novel of the Haitian novelist Jacques Stephen Alexis, General Sun, My Brother appears here for the first time in English. Its depiction of the nightmarish...


Rituals of Race
Rituals of Race

American Public Culture and the Search for Racial Democracy

Lorini, Alessandra

In this sophisticated study of the struggle for African American human rights in America, Alessandra Lorini examines public events in New York City from the end of the Civil...


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