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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...


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...


The Bastards
The Bastards
Juminer, Bertne

This is a novel of education: social, political, radical, and medical. The protagonist is collective, a group of medical students from French Guiana at the University of...


A New Plantation South
A New Plantation South

Land, Labor, and Federal Favor in Twentieth-Century Arkansas

Whayne, Jeannie M.

Jeannie M. Whayne traces the emergence of a transformed southern plantation system in the Arkansas delta decades after the end of the Civil War. By manipulating laws and...


I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
Condé, Maryse

This wild and entertaining novel expands on the true story of the West Indian slave Tituba, who was accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, arrested in 1692, and...


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...


How Societies Are Born
How Societies Are Born

Governance in West Central Africa before 1600

Vansina, Jan

Like stars, societies are born, and this story deals with such a birth. It asks a fundamental and compelling question: How did societies first coalesce from the small foraging...


The Risen Phoenix
The Risen Phoenix

Black Politics in the Post–Civil War South

Dinnella-Borrego, Luis-Alejandro

The Risen Phoenix charts the changing landscape of black politics and political culture in the postwar South by focusing on the careers of six black congressmen who...


Sterling A. Brown
Sterling A. Brown

Building the Black Aesthetic Tradition

Gabbin, Joanne V.

Sterling A. Brown's achievement and influence in the field of American literature and culture are unquestionably significant. His poetry has been translated into Spanish,...


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...


Exile: According to Julia
Exile: According to Julia
Pineau, Gisele

Gisèle Pineau was born, and spent the first fourteen years of her life, in Paris. Her parents, originally from the island of Guadeloupe, were part of the massive...


Of Dreams and Assassins
Of Dreams and Assassins
Mokeddem, Malika

Of Dreams and Assassins is the urgent and rhythmic fourth novel of Malika Mokeddem, her second to appear in English. Born in Algeria to a Bedouin family that had only recently...


The Story of The Madman
The Story of The Madman
Beti, Mongo

Widely acclaimed when first published in French in 1994, Mongo Beti's tenth novel, L'histoire du fou, continues the author's humorous yet fierce criticism of the colonial...


Forgotten Time
Forgotten Time

The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta after the Civil War

Willis, John C.

Although it came to epitomize the Cotton South in the twentieth century, the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta emerged as a distinct entity in the decades following the Civil War. As...


Signs of Dissent
Signs of Dissent

Maryse Condé and Postcolonial Criticism

Fulton, Dawn

Maryse Condé is a Guadeloupean writer and critic whose work has challenged the categories of race, language, gender, and geography that inform contemporary literary and...


French and West Indian
French and West Indian

Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana Today

Burton, Richard D. E., Reno, Fred

In 1946, after more than three hundred years as French colonies, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana were transformed into "overseas departments" of France, equal and...


Leonora
Leonora

The Buried Story of Guadeloupe

Bebel-gisler, Dany

Leonara is a first in francophone Caribbean literature: neither fiction nor biography, this book by sociologist and Creole-culture advocate Dany Bebel-Gisler has elements of...


Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere
Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere

From the Plantation to the Postcolonial

Dalleo, Raphael

Bringing together the most exciting recent archival work in anglophone, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean studies, Raphael Dalleo constructs a new literary history of the...


Social Death and Resurrection
Social Death and Resurrection

Slavery and Emancipation in South Africa

Mason, John Edwin

What was it like to be a slave in colonial South Africa? What difference did freedom make?

The questions themselves are simply put, but John Edwin Mason has found...


The Pan American Imagination
The Pan American Imagination

Contested Visions of the Hemisphere in Twentieth-Century Literature

Park, Stephen M.

In the history of the early twentieth-century Americas, visions of hemispheric unity flourished, and the notion of a transnational American identity was embraced by artists,...


The Last Afrikaner Leaders
The Last Afrikaner Leaders

A Supreme Test of Power

Giliomee, Hermann

Finalist for the Alan Paton Award

In his latest book, renowned historian Hermann Giliomee challenges the conventional wisdom on the downfall of white rule and the end of...


A World of Their Own
A World of Their Own

A History of South African Women’s Education

Healy-Clancy, Meghan

The politics of black education has long been a key issue in southern African studies, but despite rich debates on the racial and class dimensions of schooling, historians have...


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...


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,...


Humus
Humus
Kanor, Fabienne

While researching in Nantes, a port city enriched by the slave trade, celebrated French novelist Fabienne Kanor came across a chilling report written in 1774 by the commander...


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