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Pathologies of Paradise
Pathologies of Paradise

Caribbean Detours

Nair, Supriya M.

Pathologies of Paradise presents the rich complexity of anglophone Caribbean literature from pluralistic perspectives that contest the reduction of the region to Edenic...


Tropical Apocalypse
Tropical Apocalypse

Haiti and the Caribbean End Times

Munro, Martin

In Tropical Apocalypse, Martin Munro argues that since the earliest days of European colonization, Caribbean—and especially Haitian—history has been shaped by...


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...


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...


The Sacred Act of Reading
The Sacred Act of Reading

Spirituality, Performance, and Power in Afro-Diasporic Literature

Castro, Anne Margaret

From Zora Neale Hurston to Derek Walcott to Toni Morrison, New World black authors have written about African-derived religious traditions and spiritual practices.  The...


Soon Come
Soon Come

Jamaican Spirituality, Jamaican Poetics

Hodges, Hugh

Soon Come celebrates Jamaican poetry as an expression and extension of the island’s rich spiritual traditions, offering fresh insights into some of the late twentieth century’s...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Monsters,Tricksters, and Sacred Cows
Monsters,Tricksters, and Sacred Cows

Animal Tales and American Identities

Arnold, A. James

The 1992 Quincentennial of the encounter between the New World and the Old resulted in a veritable culture war- an extreme polarization of hardened ideological positions on...


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...


Lone Sun
Lone Sun
Maximin, Daniel

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Sugar's Secrets
Sugar's Secrets

Race and the Erotics of Cuban Nationalism

Kutzinski, Vera M.

How and why has Cuba's national identity been cast in terms of a cross-cultural synthesis called mestizaje, and what roles have race, gender, sexuality, and class played in the...


Caribbean Jewish Crossings
Caribbean Jewish Crossings

Literary History and Creative Practice

Casteel, Sarah Phillips, Kaufman, Heidi

Caribbean Jewish Crossings is the first essay collection to consider the Caribbean's relationship to Jewishness through a literary lens. Although Caribbean novelists...


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,...


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...


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...


Just Below South
Just Below South

Intercultural Performance in the Caribbean and the U.S. South

Adams, Jessica, Bibler, Michael P., Accilien, Cécile

Just Below South is the first book to examine the U.S. South and the Caribbean as a "regional interculture" shaped by performance--as a space defined not so much by a shared...


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...


Cannibal Modernities
Cannibal Modernities

Postcoloniality and the Avant-garde in Caribbean and Brazilian Literature

Madureira, Luís

Unique in its inclusion of Brazil in a comparative study of literary texts and their engagement with Western modernity, Cannibal Modernities is the first postcolonial...


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...


The Abandoned Baobab
The Abandoned Baobab

The Autobiography of a Senegalese Woman

Bugul, Ken

The subject of intense admiration--and not a little shock, when it was first published--The Abandoned Baobab has consistently captivated readers ever since. The book has...


Cuba and the Fall
Cuba and the Fall

Christian Text and Queer Narrative in the Fiction of José Lezama Lima and Reinaldo Arenas

González, Eduardo

The literature of Cuba, argues Eduardo González in this new book, takes on quite different features depending on whether one is looking at it from "the inside" or from "the...


The Cross-Dressed Caribbean
The Cross-Dressed Caribbean

Writing, Politics, Sexualities

Fumagalli, Maria Cristina, Ledent, Bénédicte, del Valle Alcalá, Roberto

Studies of sexuality in Caribbean culture are on the rise, focusing mainly on homosexuality and homophobia or on regional manifestations of normative and nonnormative...


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