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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...


A House Divided
A House Divided

Slavery and Emancipation in Delaware, 1638–1865

Essah, Patience

Delaware stood outside the primary streams of New World emancipation. Despite slavery's virtual demise in that state during the antebellum years and Delaware's staunch Unionism...


The Afrikaners
The Afrikaners

Biography of a People

Giliomee, Hermann

This book is a biography of the Afrikaner people. A historian and journalist who was one of the earliest and staunchest Afrikaner opponents of apartheid, Hermann Giliomee...


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...


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...


The Key to the Door
The Key to the Door

Experiences of Early African American Students at the University of Virginia

Apprey, Maurice, Poe, Shelli M.

The Key to the Door frames and highlights the stories of some of the first black students at the University of Virginia. This inspiring account of resilience and...


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...


Caribbean Discourse

Selected Essays

Glissant, Edouard

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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...


After August
After August

Blues, August Wilson, and American Drama

Maley, Patrick

Critics have long suggested that August Wilson, who called blues "the best literature we have as black Americans," appropriated blues music for his plays. After August insists...


Nedjma
Nedjma
Yacine, Kateb

Nedjma is a masterpiece of North African writing. Its intricate plot involves four men in love with the beautiful woman whose name serves as the title of the novel. Nedjma is...


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...


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...


Vulnerable States
Vulnerable States

Bodies of Memory in Contemporary Caribbean Fiction

De Ferrari, Guillermina

According to Martinican theorist Édouard Glissant, the twentieth century has been dominated in the Caribbean by a passion for the remembrance of colonial history. But while...


Elusive Origins
Elusive Origins

The Enlightenment in the Modern Caribbean Historical Imagination

Miller, Paul B.

Although the questions of modernity and postmodernity are debated as frequently in the Caribbean as in other cultural zones, the Enlightenment—generally considered the origin...


Sol Plaatje

A Life of Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, 1876-1932

Willan, Brian

While the story of modern South Africa has long captured global attention, the story of one of its key forefathers has been eclipsed by those of more iconic political figures....


Dog Days
Dog Days

An Animal Chronicle

Nganang, Patrice

"I am a dog," the narrator of Patrice Nganang's novel plainly informs us. As such, he has learned not to expect too much from life. He can, however, observe the life around him...


Starving on a Full Stomach
Starving on a Full Stomach

Hunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South Africa

Wylie, Diana

An ideology of African ignorance that justified white supremacy grew up in South Africa during the first half of the twentieth century: if Africans were hungry, it was because...


Trans-Atlantic Sojourners
Trans-Atlantic Sojourners

The Story of an Americo-Liberian Family

Young, M. Neely

Unique in its formation and in a citizenry made up largely of repatriated ex-slaves, Liberia has been the scene of a fascinating intercontinental history. Trans-Atlantic...


Art and Revolution
Art and Revolution

The Life and Death of Thami Mnyele, South African Artist

Wylie, Diana

Thami Mnyele's life spanned the era of apartheid. He was born the same year the National Party won office and came of age in a time (the 1960s) and a place (Johannesburg) that...


Bound for Work
Bound for Work

Labor, Mobility, and Colonial Rule in Central Mozambique, 1940-1965

Kagan Guthrie, Zachary

Diverging from the studies of southern African migrant labor that focus on particular workplaces and points of origin, Bound for Work looks at the multitude of forms and...


The View across the River
The View across the River

Harriette Colenso and the Zulu Struggle against Imperialism

Guy, Jeff

This narrative aims to show how after its conquest, the Zulu kingdom was destroyed by the imperial policies of divide and rule, and how the Colenso family, especially 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...


Disturbers of the Peace
Disturbers of the Peace

Representations of Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Josephs, Kelly Baker

Exploring the prevalence of madness in Caribbean texts written in English in the mid-twentieth century, Kelly Baker Josephs focuses on celebrated writers such as Jean Rhys, V....


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...


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