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Idle Talk, Deadly Talk
Idle Talk, Deadly Talk

The Uses of Gossip in Caribbean Literature

Rodríguez Navas, Ana

Chaucer called it "spiritual manslaughter"; Barthes and Benjamin deemed it dangerous linguistic nihilism. But gossip-long derided and dismissed by writers and intellectuals-is...


American Imperialism's Undead
American Imperialism's Undead

The Occupation of Haiti and the Rise of Caribbean Anticolonialism

Dalleo, Raphael

As modern Caribbean politics and literature emerged in the first half of the twentieth century, Haiti, as the region's first independent state, stood as a source of inspiration...


The Quebec Connection
The Quebec Connection

A Poetics of Solidarity in Global Francophone Literatures

Tolliver, Julie-Françoise

From the 1950s to the 1970s, the idea of independence inspired radical changes across the French-speaking world. In The Quebec Connection, Julie-Françoise Tolliver...


Sounding the Break
Sounding the Break

African American and Caribbean Routes of World Literature

Frydman, Jason

The idea of "world literature" has served as a crucial though underappreciated interlocutor for African diasporic writers, informing their involvement in processes of...


Historian
Historian

An Autobiography

Giliomee, Hermann

In this eloquent memoir, already widely read and praised in the author’s native South Africa, Hermann Giliomee weaves together the story of his own life with that of his...


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...


Just Below South
Just Below South

Intercultural Performance in the Caribbean and the U.S. South

Adams, Jessica, Bibler, Michael P., Accilien, Cécile

Just Below South is the first book to examine the U.S. South and the Caribbean as a "regional interculture" shaped by performance--as a space defined not so much by a shared...


Virginia Landmarks of Black History
Virginia Landmarks of Black History

Sites on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places

Loth, Calder

The 64 sites described in this book are a testament to the contribution that African-Americans have made to Virginia history over the last four centuries. The buildings they...


A Way out of No Way
A Way out of No Way

Claiming Family and Freedom in the New South

Swann-Wright, Dianne

An African American folk saying declares, "Our God can make a way out of no way.... He can do anything but fail." When Dianne Swann-Wright set out to capture and relate the...


Guarding Cultural Memory
Guarding Cultural Memory

Afro-Cuban Women in Literature and the Arts

González Mandri, Flora

In Guarding Cultural Memory, Flora González Mandri examines the vibrant and uniquely illuminating post-Revolutionary creative endeavors of Afro-Cuban women. Taking on...


Cutting the Vines of the Past
Cutting the Vines of the Past

Environmental Histories of the Central African Rain Forest

Giles-Vernick, Tamara

Cutting the Vines of the Past offers a novel argument: African ways of seeing and interpreting their environments and past are not only critical to how historians write...


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...


Friends for Life, Friends for Death
Friends for Life, Friends for Death

Cohorts and Consciousness among the Lunda-Ndembu

Pritchett, James A.

Breaking away from traditional ethnographic accounts often limited by theoretical frameworks and rhetorical styles, Friends for Life, Friends for Death offers an insider’s view...


From Morning To Night
From Morning To Night

Domestic Service at Maymont and the Gilded-Age South

O'Leary, Elizabeth

Step off the lush carpet and push through the swinging door of the butler’s pantry to enter the bustling realm of domestic workers at Maymont House from 1893 to 1925. In From...


Caribbean Perspectives on Modernity
Caribbean Perspectives on Modernity

Returning Medusa's Gaze

Fumagalli, Maria Cristina

Taking up the challenge of redefining modernity from a Caribbean perspective instead of assuming that the North Atlantic view of modernity is universal, Maria Cristina...


Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life
Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life
Freeburg, Christopher

Christopher Freeburg’s  Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life offers a crucial new reading of a neglected aspect of African American literature and art across the long...


The Segregated Scholars
The Segregated Scholars

Black Social Scientists and the Creation of Black Labor Studies, 1890–1950

Wilson, Francille Rusan

In Segregated Scholars Francille Rusan Wilson explores the lives and work of fifteen black labor historians and social scientists as seen through the prisms of gender, class,...


Market Aesthetics
Market Aesthetics

The Purchase of the Past in Caribbean Diasporic Fiction

Machado Sáez, Elena

In Market Aesthetics, Elena Machado Sáez explores the popularity of Caribbean diasporic writing within an interdisciplinary, comparative, and pan-ethnic framework. She...


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...


A Guidebook to Virginia's African American Historical Markers
A Guidebook to Virginia's African American Historical Markers

Virginia encompasses "this nation’s longest continuous experience of Afro-American life and culture," esteemed scholar Armstead L. Robinson has written. This book offers both...


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...


The Other Side of the Sea
The Other Side of the Sea
Dalembert, Louis-Philippe

The Other Side of the Sea, the first novel by this major Haitian author to be translated into English, is riveted on the other shore--whether it is the ancestral Africa...


Violence and Solace

The Natal Civil War in Late Apartheid South Africa

Mchunu, Mxolisi

The Natal Midlands in South Africa was ravaged by conflict in the 1980s and 1990s between supporters of the United Democratic Front and Inkatha. The violence left thousands of...


Consuming Visions
Consuming Visions

Cinema, Writing, and Modernity in Rio de Janeiro

Conde, Maite

Consuming Visions explores the relationship between cinema and writing in early twentieth-century Brazil, focusing on how the new and foreign medium of film was...


The Leopard Boy
The Leopard Boy
Picouly, Daniel

October 15, 1793: the eve of Marie-Antoinette’s execution. The Reign of Terror has descended upon revolutionary France, and thousands are beheaded daily under the guillotine....


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