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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...


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...


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...


Dézafi
Dézafi
Frankétienne

Dézafi is no ordinary zombie novel. In the hands of the great Haitian author known simply as Frankétienne, zombification takes on a symbolic dimension that stands as a...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Waiting for the Vote of the Wild Animals
Waiting for the Vote of the Wild Animals
Kourouma, Ahmadou

Characterized as "the African Voltaire," Ahmadou Kourouma garnered enormous critical and popular praise upon the 1998 release of his third novel, En attendant le vote des bêtes...


Aunt Résia and the Spirits and Other Stories
Aunt Résia and the Spirits and Other Stories
Lahens, Yanick

The Haiti of Yanick Lahens's path-breaking short fiction is a country demanding our compassion as it reveals to us its horrors. For decades among the forefront of Haitian...


Do You Hear in the Mountains... and Other Stories
Do You Hear in the Mountains... and Other Stories
Bey, Maïssa

This new translation brings together two of Algerian author Maïssa Bey’s important works for the first time in English. "Do You Hear in the Mountains..." is a compelling piece...


The Fury and Cries of Women
The Fury and Cries of Women
Rawiri, Angèle

Gabon’s first female novelist, Angèle Rawiri probed deeper into the issues that writers a generation before her—Mariama Bâ and Aminata Sow Fall—had begun to address. Translated...


Reflections of Loko Miwa
Reflections of Loko Miwa
Desquiron, Lilas

Reflections of Loko Miwa is th first novel for Lilas Desquiron, one of few Haitian women writers to gain international recognition. The country's complex social and political...


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....


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...


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...


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...


Lyric and Dramatic Poetry, 1946-82
Lyric and Dramatic Poetry, 1946-82
Cesaire, Aime

Aime Cesaire has been described by the Times Literary Supplement as likely to "figure alongside the Eliot-Pound-Yeats triumvirate that has dominated official poetic culture for...


Tropical Circle
Tropical Circle
Fantour, Alioum

This novel, winner of the coveted Grand Prix de Littérature d'Afrique Noire, has been seen as a story about the struggles of nation-building in Africa, as a fierce depiction of...


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...


Caribbean Discourse

Selected Essays

Glissant, Edouard

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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...


I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
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...


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