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Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition
Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition

The Making of a Diasporan Intellectual

St. Pierre, Maurice

A leader in the social movement that achieved Trinidad and Tobago’s independence from Britain in 1962, Eric Williams (1911–1981) served as its first prime minister. Although...


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...


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...


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...


Edouard Glissant and Postcolonial Theory
Edouard Glissant and Postcolonial Theory

Strategies of Language and Resistance

Britton, Celia

Edouard Glissant has written extensively in French about the colonial experience in the Caribbean. Since he is known primarily as a novelist and poet, his theoretical essays...


Fictions of Whiteness
Fictions of Whiteness

Imagining the Planter Caste in the French Caribbean Novel

McCusker, Maeve

The Antilles remain a society preoccupied with gradations of skin color and with the social hierarchies that largely reflect, or are determined by, racial identity. Yet...


Mapping Hispaniola
Mapping Hispaniola

Third Space in Dominican and Haitian Literature

Myers, Megan Jeanette

Because of their respective histories of colonization and independence, the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic has developed into the largest economy of the Caribbean, while...


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...


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...


New World Modernisms
New World Modernisms

T.S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, and Kamau Brathwaite

Pollard, Charles W.

James Clifford tells us that modernism has become a "traveling culture" because it reflects the "discrepant cosmopolitanism" of the twentieth century – that is, a world in...


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...


Exhibiting Slavery
Exhibiting Slavery

The Caribbean Postmodern Novel as Museum

Halloran, Vivian Nun

Exhibiting Slavery examines the ways in which Caribbean postmodern historical novels about slavery written in Spanish, English, and French function as virtual museums,...


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...


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...


Haitian Revolutionary Fictions
Haitian Revolutionary Fictions

An Anthology

Daut, Marlene L., Pierrot, Grégory, Rohrleitner, Marion C.

The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) was the first antislavery and anticolonial uprising led by New World Africans to result in the creation of an independent and slavery-free...


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...


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...


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...


The Other America
The Other America

Caribbean Literature in a New World Context

Dash, J. Michael

A wide-ranging work that explores two centuries of Caribbean literature from a comparative perspective. While haunted by the need to establish cultural difference and...


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...


Comrade Sister
Comrade Sister

Caribbean Feminist Revisions of the Grenada Revolution

Lambert, Laurie R.

In 1979, the Marxist-Leninist New Jewel Movement under Maurice Bishop overthrew the government of the Caribbean island country of Grenada, establishing the People’s...


The Specter of Races
The Specter of Races

Latin American Anthropology and Literature between the Wars

Birkenmaier, Anke

Arguing that race has been the specter that has haunted many of the discussions about Latin American regional and national cultures today, Anke Birkenmaier shows how theories...


Cultural Haunting
Cultural Haunting

Ghosts and Ethnicity in Recent American Literature

Brogan, Kathleen

Ghost stories in various forms have been a part of popular literature for centuries, from Shakespeare to Dickens to Faulkner. Over the past twenty-five years, a resurgence of...


Lone Sun
Lone Sun
Maximin, Daniel

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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...


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