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In the Flicker of an Eyelid
In the Flicker of an Eyelid

A Novel

Alexis, Jacques Stephen

In his third novel, Jacques Stephen Alexis brings his characteristically vivid scenes, political consciousness, and powerful characters to the dramatic age-old question of...


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...


Cradock
Cradock

How Segregation and Apartheid Came to a South African Town

Butler, Jeffrey, Elphick, Richard, Hopkins, Jeannette

Cradock, the product of more than twenty years of research by Jeffrey Butler, is a vivid history of a middle-sized South African town in the years when segregation...


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...


Water Graves
Water Graves

The Art of the Unritual in the Greater Caribbean

Loichot, Valérie

Water Graves considers representations of lives lost to water in contemporary poetry, fiction, theory, mixed-media art, video production, and underwater sculptures....


"Beyond Our Wildest Dreams"
"Beyond Our Wildest Dreams"

The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa

van Kessel, Ineke

As anyone who lived through that decade knows, the 1980s in South Africa were marked by protest, violent confrontation, and international sanctions. Internally, the country saw...


Facing Freedom
Facing Freedom

An African American Community in Virginia from Reconstruction to Jim Crow

Thorp, Daniel B.

The history of African Americans in southern Appalachia after the Civil War has largely escaped the attention of scholars of both African Americans and the region. In Facing...


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...


Trustbuilding
Trustbuilding

An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility

Corcoran, Rob

"Trustbuilding, using personal narrative and exhaustive reporting by Rob Corcoran, chronicles how Hope in the Cities has moved what looked like an immoveable barricade...


Land and Blood
Land and Blood
Feraoun, Mouloud, Editions du Seuil

In Land and Blood, his second novel, the Algerian-Kabyle writer Mouloud Feraoun offers a detailed portrait of life for Algerian Kabyles in the 1920s and 1930s through...


Memory at Bay
Memory at Bay
Trouillot, Évelyne

Winner of the prestigious Prix Carbet--an award won by such distinguished authors as Maryse Condé, Jamaica Kincaid, and Raphaël Confiant-- Memory at Bay is now available...


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...


Ceramic Uncles and Celluloid Mammies
Ceramic Uncles and Celluloid Mammies

Black Images and Their Influence on Culture

Turner, Patricia A.

Exploring white American popular culture of the past century and a half, Turner details subtle and not-so-subtle negative tropes and images of black people, from Uncle Tom and...


The Adventures of Amos 'n' Andy
The Adventures of Amos 'n' Andy

A Social History of an American Phenomenon

Ely, Melvin Patrick

Forty million Americans indulged in a national obsession in 1930: they eagerly tuned in Amos 'n' Andy, the nightly radio comedy in which a pair of white actors portrayed the...


Climb to the Sky
Climb to the Sky
Dracius, Suzanne

Climb to the Sky collects a novella and eight stories by one of the most celebrated and versatile French Caribbean writers, Suzanne Dracius. Set in the author’s native...


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...


The Collected Poetry
The Collected Poetry
Senghor, Leopold Sedar

Leopold Sedar Senghor was not only president of the Republic of Senegal from 1960 to 1981, he is also Africa's most famous poet. A cofounder of the Negritude cultural movement...


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...


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....


Crossing the Line
Crossing the Line

Early Creole Novels and Anglophone Caribbean Culture in the Age of Emancipation

Ward, Candace

Crossing the Line examines a group of early nineteenth-century novels by white creoles, writers whose identities and perspectives were shaped by their experiences in...


Women of Algiers in Their Apartment
Women of Algiers in Their Apartment
Djebar, Assia

The cloth edition of Assia Djebar's Women of Algiers in Their Apartment, her first work to be published in English, was named by the American Literary Translators Association...


Colonial South Africa and the Origins of the Racial Order
Colonial South Africa and the Origins of the Racial Order
Keegan, Timothy

In this masterly work of synthesis and reinterpretation, Timothy Keegan looks anew at the relatively neglected period of South African history before the mineral age- in...


One Love, Ghoema Beat
One Love, Ghoema Beat

Inside the Cape Town Carnival

Mason, John Edwin

One Love, Ghoema Beat: Inside the Cape Town Carnival takes readers behind the scenes of one of the world’s least known and most colorful carnivals. Similar in many ways...


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...


Locating the Destitute
Locating the Destitute

Space and Identity in Caribbean Fiction

Radović, Stanka

While postcolonial discourse in the Caribbean has drawn attention to colonialism’s impact on space and spatial hierarchy, Stanka Radović asks both how ordinary people as "users...


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