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    CQ Volume 64, No.1 (March 2018)

    Climate Change and Education for Sustainable Development (Guest Editors: Michael Taylor, Lorna Down and Kimberly Stephenson)



    Editor’s Note / 1


    Introduction / 3



    •  A piercing void where we meet / 5



    • The Regional Climate Science Initiative: Value Added and Lessons Learnt / 11





    • A Tri-dimensional Approach to Climate Sciences: Lessons

           from a Central American University / 26



    • An Exploratory Study of Disaster Risk Management Information

           for Persons with Disabilities in the Caribbean: Provisions and Gaps / 57



    • Tertiary-Level Sustainability and Climate Change Education:

          Curricula Development Efforts for Caribbean Teachers / 79



    • Mitigation using Solar, Wind and Batteries / 100



    • Experiential Learning as a Tool for Farmer Engagement and

           Empowerment in a Changing Regional Climate / 114



    • A Caribbean Theological Reflection on Development in the

          Writing of Ashley Smith / 136



    • Jamaican Teacher Education to Address Sustainability:

           Challenges, Implications and Possibilities / 149



    • Implementers’ Perspectives on Creating Successful education

          for Sustainable Development / 167





    • Rudy Insanally, The Guyanese Culture–Fusion or Diffusion? / 188



    • Simone A. James Alexander, African Diaspora Women’s Narratives:

           Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship / 192



    • Herbert A. Raffaele and James W. Wiley, Wildlife of the Caribbean / 195



    • Martin Munro, ed., The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories / 199



    • Jane Franklin, Cuba and The U.S. Empire: A Chronological History / 202



     Notes on Contributors / 205

     Books for Review / 208

     Submission Guidelines / 213

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    CQ Volume 63, No. 4 (December 2017)

    New Lens, New Vision


    Editor’s Note  /  443


    •  A Dress to the Nation: here is not a happy place           /           445

                RICHARD MARK RAWLINS


    •  Livity as a Dimension of Identity in Rastafari Thought:
       Implications for Development in Africana Societies  /  451
              LAWRENCE O. BAMIKOLE
    • Caribbean Ethnobotany before Roumain: Eugène Nau’s Nineteenth-century  Contribution to an Understanding of the “Indian Flora of Haiti” / 467
               MICHAEL C. REYES
    •  Who Is a Philosopher? Answers from Five Jamaican Poets  /  484
               ST HOPE EARL McKENZIE

    • “This War Is Going to Teach Us Many Lessons”: Amy Bailey’s World War II Discourse / 502
               DALEA BEAN
    •  Island Time: Disasters in the Comprehension of Montserrat’s Past  /  529
               JAMES ROBERTSON
    •  “Till Now Was Never,” and Other Impossible Things /  551
                KEVIN ADONIS BROWNE


    •  After the Hurricane   /           565

                THOMAS REITER



    Marcia Douglas, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread:
    A Novel in Bass Riddim /  567



    John Hearne, John Hearne’s Short Fiction. Ed. & with Preface by, Shivaun Hearne. Introduction, Kim Robinson-Walcott. Foreword, Marlon James / 571

                REVIEWED BY F.S.J. LEDGISTER


    Supriya M. Nair, ed. Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature574



     Margaret Jones, Public Health in Jamaica 1850–1940: Neglect, Philanthropy and Development / 578

                REVIEWED BY ONEIL HALL


     Notes on Contributors /  583


     Books for Review /  585


     Submission Guidelines /  589

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    CQ Volume 63, Nos. 2 & 3 (June - September 2017)

    The Caribbean Stage




    Guest editor – Keithley Woolward



    • Place as Palimpsest – Yon kote tankou Palimpseste – Kwynn Johnson

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    • The Caribbean Stage Now – Keithley Woolward



    • Rawle Gibbons and the Theory and Practice of the Third Theatre – Louis Regis


    • Theatre, Memory and National Consciousness in the work of Édouard Glissant – Keithley Woolward


    • The Anancy Technique: A Gateway to Postcolonial Performance – Eugene Williams


    • María Antonia, Unwilling Daughter of Oshun, Unaccomplished Mistress of Herself:

      The Tragic Struggle towards Feminine Consciousness in Eugenio Hernández Espinosa’s Theatrical Masterpiece – Rosana Herrero-Martín


    • Mancrab’s Enlightenment: Posthuman Prosthetics and Performance in Peter Minshall’s River and Callaloo an de Crab – Justin Haynes


    • The Ghost of Mikey Smith: Space, Performance and Justice – Honor Ford-Smith


    • Caribbean Festival Arts: Exploring Praxis for the Future – Jo-Anne Tull


    • Culturally Industrious: The Making of a Theatre Festival in Nassau, Bahamas – Nicolette Bethel


    • Creating Theatre for an iPad Generation – Carla Springer



    • Eulogy for Derek Walcott (1930–2017) – Edward Baugh
    • Derek Walcott’s Caribbean – Edward Baugh
    • Tribute to Derek Walcott – C.M.H. Walcott



    • Towards a Caribbean Theatre – Dennis Scott




    • Strategies of Imagining: Reading C.M. Harclyde Walcott's imagining and other poems – Curwen Best



    • Una Marson, a Woman Ahead of Her Time: Pocomania and London Calling – Carolyn Cooper



    • Yanique Hume and Aaron Kamugisha, eds., Caribbean Popular Culture: Power, Politics and Performance – Reviewed by Marsha Pearce
    • Carol Bailey, A Poetics of Performance: The Oral-Scribal Aesthetic in Anglophone Caribbean Fiction – Reviewed by Isis Semaj-Hall
    • Lasana M. Sekou, Book of the Dead – Reviewed by Michela A. Calderaro
    • Vahni Capildeo, Utter – Reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister
    • Jennifer Rahim, Curfew Chronicles – A Fiction – Reviewed by Barbara Lalla
    • Glyne Griffith, The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943–1958 – Reviewed by Rhonda Cobham-Sander
    • Carol P. Marsh-Locket and Elizabeth J. West, eds., Literary Expressions of African Spirituality – Reviewed by D.P. Manning
    • Sonja Stephenson Watson, The Politics of Race in Panama: Afro-Hispanic and West Indian Literary Discourses of Contention – Reviewed by Oneil Hall
    • Jack P. Greene, Settler Jamaica in the 1750s: A Social Portrait – Reviewed by Andrew Rutledge
    • Jean Besson, Transformations of Freedom in the Land of the Maroons: Creolization in the Cockpits, Jamaica – Reviewed by Elizabeth Thomas-Hope
    • Colin A. Palmer, Inward Yearnings: Jamaica’s Journey to Nationhood – Reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister



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    CQ Volume 63, No. 1 (March 2017)

    Imperalism, Neocolonialism, Cultural Resistance




    The Luxury of Amnesia – Alberta Whittle, Click here for More....


    • King Cuffee's Stool, General Bussa's Horse and Barrow's Plane: The Struggle for a ‘Just Society’ in Barbados – Hilary McD. Beckles


    • Has the Case for Cultural Resistance Expired? From Nationalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Visual Arts of the Anglophone Caribbean – Therese Hadchity


    • “A Password of Intellectuality”: Paratexts, Texts, and Andrew Salkey’s Construction of a Caribbean Canon – Margaret Grace Love


    • Confronting Neocolonialism: An Evaluation of Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings – Rhone Fraser


    • Factors that Contribute to the Disparity in Academic Achievement of Students from Southern Belize – Mathias R. Vairez Jr, Douglas S. Hermond, Frank C. Gomez Jr, and Gbolahan S. Osho



    John Anthony La Rose: Committed to Praxis – Anton L. Allahar



    The Problems and Crises of the West Indian Writer Abroad / in Exile – Andrew Salkey



    Three Generations of Women: The Star Side of Bird Hill

    Interview with Naomi Jackson – Opal Palmer Adisa



    Chris Astwood



    • Paulette Ramsay, Afro-Mexican Constructions of Diaspora, Gender, Identity and Nation – Reviewed by Joe Pereira
    • Maureen Warner-Lewis, Guinea’s Other Suns: The African Dynamic in Trinidad Culture – Reviewed by Bridget Brereton
    • The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History, ed. Joseph C. Miller; assoc. eds. Vincent Brown, Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Laurent Dubois, and Karen Ordahl Kupperman – Reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister
    • Rafe Dalleo, American Imperialism’s Undead – Reviewed by Kaiama L. Glover
    • Diana McCaulay, Gone to Drift – Reviewed by Therese Ferguson


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    CQ Volume 62, Nos. 3 & 4 (September-December 2016)

    CARIBBEAN LITERACY ARCHIVES (Guest editor: Alison Donnell)



    • Alison Donnell



    • Tell Me Where to Look: The Lost and Alienated Manuscripts of West Indian Writers – Kenneth Ramchand
    • Making Connections: Stories from the UWI St Augustine Literary Archives – Lorraine Nero


    • Private Notes Made Public: An Essay – Monique Roffey


    • The Bibliographical Collections and Archives of the Fundación Alejo Carpentier, Cuba – Armando Raggi Rodríguez and Rafael Rodríguez Beltrán, translated by Par Kumaraswami
    • Placing Césaire: Some Considerations on Cartography and Enumerative Bibliographies – Alex Gil
    • Writing the Haitian Earthquake and Creating Archives – Rachel Douglas


    • Naipaul’s Letters Between a Father and Son (and Mother and Sister) – Nicholas Laughlin


    • Refashioning Caribbean Literary Pedagogy in the Digital Age – Leah Rosenberg


    • Of Libraries, Anniversaries and Archives: A Grenada Library Story – Merle Collins



    The Archive Collection of Le Centre d’art in Haiti: From Recovery to Valorisation after the 2010 Earthquake – Louise Perrichon Jean



    The Problems and Crises of the West Indian Writer at Home – Andrew Salkey


    Olive Senior's The Pain Tree: Tales of Flight and of Belonging – Anthea Morrison



    • W. Adolphe Roberts (ed. Peter Hulme), These Many Years: An Autobiography – Reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister
    • Erna Brodber, Nothing’s Mat – Reviewed by Stephanie Koathes
    • Gail Porter Mandell, Angel Creek: Where the River Meets the Sea – Reviewed by Diana Thorburn
    • Clinton A. Hutton, Michael A. Barnett, D.A. Dunkley, and Jahlani A.H. Niaah, eds., Leonard Percival Howell and the Genesis of Rastafari – Reviewed by Charles V. Carnegie
    • Clinton A. Hutton, Colour for Colour, Skin for Skin: Marching with the Ancestral Spirits Into War Oh at Morant Bay – Reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister
    • Colin Clarke, Race, Class and the Politics of Decolonization – Reviewed by Elizabeth Thomas-Hope
    • Joshua R. Hyles, Guiana and the Shadows of Empire: Colonial and Cultural Negotiations at the Edge of the World – Reviewed by Bridget Brereton
    • Linda M. Rupert, Creolization and Contraband: Curaçao in the Early Modern Atlantic World – Reviewed by James Robertson


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    CQ Volume 62, No. 2 (June 2016)







    • Kim Robinson-Walcott


    ARTIST’S VOICE – Alicia Brown


    • Mimicry and Acceptance


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    • The Emergency of Trinidad: Late Colonialism and the Work of the Sovereign Mimic – Glenn A.E. Griffin
    • Black Liberation Theology and Its Impact on Garvey and the UNIA/ACL – Dave Gosse
    • Consuming Slavery? Santiago de Cuba’s El Barracón Restaurant – Rudyard Alcocer
    • Resistance through ‘Robber Talk’: Storytelling Strategies and the Carnival Trickster – Emily Zobel Marshall
    • Ladies Dressed as Men Dressed as Ladies:  Collective Memory, ‘Repertoire’ and Innovation in Post-Volcano Montserrat Masquerade – Linda L. Sturtz 
    • Literary Festival Tourism in Montserrat – Gracelyn Cassell



    • Hovering – Thomas Reiter



    • The Praedial Larcenist – Andrew J. Skerritt




    • Maurice St Pierre, Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition: The Making of a Diasporan Intellectual – Reviewed by Bridget Brereton
    • Ronald Angelo Johnson, Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance – Reviewed by Evan C. Rothera
    • Anne Fountain, Jose Marti, the United States, and Race – Reviewed by Judith Soares
    • Richard S. Dunn, A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia – Reviewed by Steven Heise
    • Emily Zobel Marshall, Anansi’s Journey: A Story of Jamaican Cultural Resistance – Reviewed by Desrine Bogle
    • Shalini Puri, The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory – Reviewed by Candia Hall
    • Vanessa Pérez Rosario, Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon – Reviewed by Rosamond S. King
    • Rudy Insanally, Dancing Between the Raindrops: A Dispatch from a Small State Diplomat – Reviewed by Knolly Moses


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    CQ Volume 62, No.1 (March 2016)

    TURNING OUR HEADS TO HAITI (Guest Editor - Matthew J. Smith)

    INTRODUCTION: Opening: Haiti Scene – Matthew J. Smith

    ARTIST’S VOICE – Kwynn Johnson

     How the Light Enters

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     Jamaica Needs Haiti: Island Exchanges and Cultural Relations in the 1950s – Matthew J. Smith

    • Performing Haiti: Casa del Caribe and the Popularisation of Haitian Heritage Communities in Cuba – Yanique Hume
    • Jouvay Ayiti: Haiti's New Day, from Mas to Mas Action – Marvin George and Rawle Gibbons
    • Stand Together, Heal Together, Grow Together: Examining the UWI Mona-Haiti Scholarship Initiative – Sheree Anderson and Claremont Kirton
    • Representing Haiti: Postcolonial Discourse and Aimé Césaire’s La tragédie du roi Christophe – Mawuena Logan


    • Voodoo Drums – Louis Malabre


    • Martin Munro, ed., Haiti Rising: Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010; Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, ed., Haitian History: New Perspectives; Carla Calarge, Raphael Dalleo, Luis Duno-Gottberg, and Clevis Headley, eds., Haiti and the Americas; Millery Polyné, ed., The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development – reviewed by Carl Campbell
    • C.L.R. James, Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History, edited and introduced by Christian Hǿgsbjerg – reviewed by Bridget Brereton
    • Margaret Mitchell Armand, Healing in the Homeland: Haïtian Vodou Tradition; Benjamin Hebblethwaite, Vodou Songs – reviewed by L. Alan Eyre
    • Marcus Rainsford, An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti (1805), edited and with an introduction by Paul Youngquist and Grégory Pierrot – reviewed by L. Alan Eyre
    • Frankétienne, Ready to Burst, translated from French by Kaiama L. Glover – reviewed by Marie-José Nzengou-Tayo
    • Roxane Gay, AYITI – reviewed by Toni Pressley-Sanon

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    CQ Volume 61, No. 4 (December 2015)


    ARTIST’S VOICE – Phillip Thomas

    •  Presence, Absence and Non-existence

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    •  Remembering Slavery, Again – Susan Gillman
    • “tween alpha and beta I”: Crossing Lines of Difference with M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong! – Rachel Nolan
    • World War I’s Exciting Effects: The Construction of Chineseness and Jamaica’s 1918 Anti-Chinese Riots – Anne-Marie Lee-Loy
    • The Politics of Edna Manley: A Preliminary Appraisal – Brian Meeks
    • New Ethnicities: Literary Representations of West Indians in London, 1948–2001 – Ifeona Fulani
    • The Making of a Mulatto Community: Santo Domingo and the ‘Colour Wave’ – Pedro R. Rivera


    •  The Resort Model and Structural Violence – Ian Bethell Bennett
    • STORY
    • Bright Girl – Victoria Brown


    • Pan! Our Music Odyssey: A Steelband Story – Nazma Muller


    • F.S.J. Ledgister, Michael Manley and Jamaican Democracy, 1972–1980: The Word is Love – reviewed by Rachel L. Mordecai
    • Noel Leo Erskine, Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery - reviewed by Judith Soares
    • James Davis, Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean – reviewed by Bridget Brereton
    • Eric Paul Roorda, Lauren Derby, and Raymundo González, eds., The Dominican Republic Reader: History, Culture, Politics – reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister
    • J. Dillon Brown, Migrant Modernism: Postwar London and the West Indian Novel – reviewed by James Cantres
    • Bénédicte Ledent and Daria Tunca, eds. Caryl Phillips:Writing in the Key of Life – reviewed by Jawhar Ahmed Dhouib
    • Lear Matthews, ed., English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities – reviewed by Oneil Hall
    • Sabir Nakhuda, Bengal to Barbados: A 100 Year History of East Indians in Barbados – reviewed by Lomarsh Roopnarine

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    CQ Volume 61, NOS. 2 & 3 (June-September 2015)

    VISIONS AND REVISIONS: FILM/IN(G) THE CARIBBEAN (Guest Editor - Jean Antoine-Dunne)


    Visions and Revisions: Film/in(g) the Caribbean

    (Guest Editor – Jean Antoine-Dunne)


    • “To Throw Away Is to Forget, to Pick Up Is to Remember”: Memory and Violence in Raoul Peck’s l’homme sur les quais – Meredith Robinson
    • The Other Jamaica: Music and the City in Jamaican Film – Rachel Moseley-Wood
    • Youth Dispossession, Volcanoes and Diaspora: Recent Developments in Francophone Caribbean Film – Louise Hardwick
    • Stillness in Motion: Todos los Caminos Conducen al Mar – Gabrielle A. Hezekiah
    • Sex, Spirit and the Artist in the Films of Felix de Rooy – Jean Antoine-Dunne
    • Filmic Autobiography in the Caribbean Diaspora – Elspeth kydd
    • Songs for an Open Road: Humberto Solás’s Miel para Oshún and Barrio Cuba – A Legacy Lives On
    • Diane Accaria- Zavala


    • Alighting on a Language of Caribbean Film: A Conversation with Yao Ramesar – Dina Poon Chong

      TRIBUTE – Annabelle Alcazar

    • Horace Ové, Cultural Icon


    • Through the Camera’s Eye: The Making of The Harder They Come – Franklyn “Chappy” St Juste

      PHOTO ESSAY 1 – Yao Ramesar

    • Haiti Bride

      PHOTO ESSAY 2 – Horace Ové

    • The Ghost of Hing King Estate


    • Kristen Block, Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean: Religion, Colonial Competition, and the Politics of Profit

      -Reviewed by Rikki Bettinger

    • Kit Candlin and Cassandra Pybus, Enterprising Women: Gender, Race and Women in the Revolutionary Atlantic

      -Reviewed by Dalea Bean

    • Nadia V. Celis Salgado, La rebelión de las niñas: El Caribe y la “conciencia corporal”

      -Reviewed by Ivette Romero

    • Aaron Kamugisha, ed., Caribbean Political Thought: The Colonial State to Caribbean Internationalisms; Aaron Kamugisha, ed., Caribbean Political Thought: Theories of the Post-Colonial State

      -Reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister

    • Basil Reid, ed., Caribbean Heritage

      -Reviewed by Candia Mitchell Hall

    • Frank Graziano, Undocumented Dominican Migration

    -Reviewed by Oneil Hall

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    CQ 61, no. 1 (March 2015)


    ARTIST’S VOICE – Storm Saulter

     The Athletes

    The Work of Black American Women Anthropologists in Jamaica

    A.Lynn Bolles


    Since the mid-twentieth century at least eleven African –American women anthropologists have carried out their doctoral research in Jamaica.  What brings them to Jamaica?  Women anthropologists carrying out research in Jamaica is the double-edged sword of public scrutiny, as they are gendered foreigners regardless of a shared phenotype. Discussions of their research and experiences are illustrative of a mutual understanding of reciprocity, respect and responsibility that serves as a shared bridge across African diasporan cultures.


    It’s Culture, Not Genes:

    Explaining Why Jamaican Sprinters Are the Fastest Humans on Earth

    Orville Taylor


    This paper asserts that socio-cultural factors are the main causal elements in the historic speed of Jamaican athletes.  While it gives some credence to the importance of genetic and other physiological influences, which it examines, it ultimately places the greatest weight on the non-biological factors.  It argues that inasmuch as Jamaican athletes have been prominent in global track and field competitions since the 1940s, important socio-cultural changes since the 1990s have, coincided with other variables to make a major difference and give the Jamaican a distinct competitive advantage.


    Influence of Reggae Music on the Economic Activities of EABIC Rastafarians in Jamaica

    Shuji Kamimoto


    This study considers the relationship between dancehall reggae and the economic activities of Rastafarians while considering the perspective of Pratt’s ‘contact zone’. We can see traces of colonialism in reggae music, as reggae is distributed by global record companies, most of which are based in North America and Europe. As long as the Rastafari has been verbalising, visualising, and criticising the colonial power relationship to which Pratt alludes tension has emerged between reggae and Rastafarians. The complex relationship between reggae and Rastafarians can be considered as a product of the imagination of the globalised people.

    Spinning Wheels: The Circular Evolution of Jive, Toasting, and Rap

    Heather Augustyn


    Jive in America was the language of jitterbugs in Harlem swing clubs during the 1930s and 1940s, brought to the airwaves by radio deejays in cities throughout the country in the 1950s. When the broadcasts were picked up in Kingston, Jamaica, sound system toasters continued these vocalizations with their own flair and bravado. Hip hop pioneers then carried these linguistic stylings via immigration to the Bronx in the 1970s and formed the foundation for rap. The evolution of jive, toasting, and rap has been circular and is one of the ways that the genres of swing, ska, and hip hop have been influenced linguistically.


    Hip-hop Culture: Bridging Gaps between Young Caribbean Citizens

    Steve Gadet

    The Caribbean region is known for its political and cultural diversity in spite of a common colonial past. However, their colonial heritage gave birth to similarities as well as deep divisions. After several decades of major regional ignorance, it has become a challenge to educate the young generations to live their lives including the neighbouring territories. To face that challenge, my observation in some Caribbean countries has led me to envision hip-hop culture as a way to bridge the gap and built a deeper regional awareness among various Caribbean young people. Hip-hop culture has become a channel of communication among young Caribbean citizens. It helped them to travel, to meet, to build lasting relationships and to become more aware of each other in spite of the political status and the language barriers.

    The Poet and His Anima

    Earl McKenzie


    On arriving at a Canadian university, a Jamaican philosophy student, who also writes poetry, attends his first beer garden in the residence where he is staying. There he glimpses a stunningly beautiful, dark-skinned, Oriental girl, and the experience is so intense he concludes that this is not an ordinary seeing of a beautiful woman, but an experience of some unusual significance. The story then describes his pursuit of her, their meeting and subsequent interactions over the years, which lead him to the conclusion that she is his Jungian anima. The story ends with the poems he wrote and gave her.

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    • The Work of Black American Women Anthropologists in Jamaica – A. Lynn Bolles
    • It’s Culture, Not Genes: Explaining Why Jamaican Sprinters Are the Fastest Humans on Earth – Orville W. Taylor
    • Influence of Reggae Music on the Economic Activities of EABIC Rastafarians in Jamaica – Shuji Kamimoto
    • Spinning Wheels: The Circular Evolution of Jive, Toasting, and Rap – Heather Augustyn
    • Hip-hop Culture: Bridging Gaps between Young Caribbean Citizens – Steve Gadet



    • The Poet and His Anima – St Hope Earl McKenzie


    Vreed-En Hoop to Carlton Gardens – P.J. Patterson


    • Jahlani Niaah and Erin MacLeod, eds., Let Us Start with Africa: Foundations of Rastafari Scholarship – reviewed by Desrine Bogle
    • Y. Hume and A. Kamugisha, eds., Caribbean Cultural Thought: From Plantation to Diaspora – reviewed by Bridget Brereton
    • Kate Quinn, ed., Black Power in the Caribbean – reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister
    • Daniel L. Schafer, Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World – reviewed by L. Alan Eyre
    • Barbara Lalla, Uncle Brother – reviewed by Velma Pollard
    • Suzanne Dracius, Climb to the Sky, trans. Jamie Davis – reviewed by Chantel DaCosta

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    CQ 60, no. 4 (December 2014)

    Language, Power and Sexual Intimacy: CARIBBEAN MASCULINITIES (Guest Editors – Michael A. Bucknor and Conrad James)



    • Gangstas and Bush Cockerels: The Body, Gender and Masculinity in the work of Ebony G. Patterson – Veerle Poupeye 
    • The Gyalification of Man: The Expression of Male-Male Conflict in Jamaica and the Roots of Homoeroticism in the Political Ideology, Ontology and Praxis of White Supremacy – Clinton Hutton
    • “Looking for a Indian Man”: Popular Culture and the Dilemmas of Indo-Trinidadian Masculinity – Rhoda Reddock
    • Caribbean Literary Discourses on the Polyvalence of Masculinity – Linden Lewis
    • Queering the line: Challenging Gender in Myriam Chancy’s Spirit of Haiti – Keithley Woolward


    COMMENTARY – Kei Miller

    • On That Island of Broken Penises




    • Man, Sex and Livity


      POEM – Mel Cooke


    • “House Cleaning (For Wendy)”




    • Maja Horn, Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature

      –Reviewed by Conrad James

    • Rosamond King, Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination

      –Reviewed by Alison Donnell

    • Maria Cristina Fumagalli, Bénédicte Ledent and Roberto del Valle Alcalá, eds., The Cross-Dressed Caribbean: Writing, Politics, Sexualities

      –Reviewed by Emily L. Taylor

    • Louis J. Parascandola and Carl A. Wade, eds. Eric Walrond: The Critical Heritage

      –Reviewed by Leah Rosenberg

    • Olive Senior, Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal

      –Reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister

    • E.E.H. Griffith, Ye Shall Dream: Patriarch Granville Williams and the Barbados Spiritual Baptists; R. W. Nicholls, The Jumbies’ Playing Ground: Old World Influences on Afro-Creole Masquerades in the Eastern Caribbean

      –Reviewed by Bridget Brereton

    • Valérie K. Orlando and Sandra Messinger Cypess, eds., Reimagining the Caribbean: Conversations among the Creole, English, French, and Spanish Caribbean

      –Reviewed by Gosnell I. Yorke

    • Keith McNeal, Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

      –Reviewed by Nalini Natarajan

    • Kim Johnson, The Illustrated Story of Pan

    –Reviewed by Knolly Moses

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CQ 60, no. 3 (September 2014)


ARTIST’S VOICE – Joiri Minaya

  • Navigating Binaries

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  • La carne repta entre Dajabón y Juana Méndez”: Manuel Rueda’s “Geography of Living Flesh” and the Borderland of Hispaniola – Maria Cristina Fumagalli
  • “Straighten Up Yu Argument”: Language as Shibboleth of Jamaican Masculinity – Moji Anderson and Nadine McLean
  • Gender and Trade Union Development in the Anglophone Caribbean – Lauren Marsh, Marva A. Phillips, and Judith Wedderburn
  • Mask-making and Creative Intelligence in Transcultural Education – Lowell Fiet
  • Theatre of the Rooted and Theatre of the Uprooted: Comparing Multiculturalism in African and Caribbean Theatre – Omotayo Oloruntoba-Oju

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  • Stephanie McKenzie
    • –“Above the Blue Mountains”
    • –“St Andrew Scots Kirk, Duke Street, Kingston”
    • –“Banters of Exchange (Newfoundland to Jamaica)”
  • Lou Smith
    • –“Benjamin’s Jamaica Healing Oil Factory”
    • –“Mark Lane, Kingston”
  • Rachel L. Mordecai, Citizenship under Pressure: The 1970s in Jamaican Literature and Culture – reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister
  • Marial Iglesias Utset, A Cultural History of Cuba during the US Occupation, 1898–1902 – reviewed by Robert Sierakowski    
  • Melina Pappademos, Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic – reviewed by Ingrid Castañeda
  • April J. Mayes, The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race and Dominican National Identity – reviewed by Lomarsh Roopnarine
  • Tennyson S.D. Joseph, Decolonization in St Lucia: Politics and Global Neoliberalism, 1945–2010 – reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister

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CQ-60-no-2 CQ 60, no. 2 (June 2014)
LIVING THE GARIFUNA HERITAGE AND CULTURE (Special issue: Guest Editor - Joseph O. Palacio)

ARTIST’S VOICE – Mali Cayetano

• Wanaragua
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  • Introduction - Joseph Palacio (Guest Editor)
  • “The Race Leapt at Sauteurs”: Genocide, Narrative, and Indigenous Exile from the Caribbean Archipelago – Melanie J. Newton
  • A Landscape of Cultural Patrimony: Opportunities for Using Private Conservation Tools to Protect Balliceaux – Beth Rose Middleton
  • Revisiting the Carib Story – Adrian Fraser
  • Documenting the Garifuna: Thirty Years of Insider/Outsider Collaboration – Andrea E. Leland
  • Performing Resistance: Memory and the Mobilisation of Afro-Indigenous Identity for Social Change in St Vincent – Kimberly J. Palmer
  • Music, Healing, and Transforming Identity in Lemesi Garifuna (the Garifuna Mass) – Oliver N. Greene
  • Family Continuity between Yurumein (St Vincent) and Belize, Central America – Joseph Palacio


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  • Black Carib to Garinagu: Yurumein to Roatan – Velma Pollard

POEM – E. Roy Cayetano

  • Würibu Lubaronguóun (The Struggle Goes On)


  • Joseph O. Palacio, Carlson J. Tuttle, and Judith R. Lumb, Garifuna Continuity in Land: Barranco Settlement and Land Use 1862 to 2000 – reviewed by Alfonso Arrivillaga Cortés
  • Carlos Henrique Cardim and Ruben Gama Dias Filho, eds., A herença Africana no Brasil e no Caribe [The African Heritage in Brazil and the Caribbean] – reviewed by Abu Bakr
  • D. A. Dunkley, ed., Readings in Caribbean History and Culture: Breaking Ground – reviewed by Bridget Brereton
  • Robert Baron and Ana C. Cara, Creolization as Cultural Creativity – reviewed by Desrine Bogle
  • Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts, The Politics of Integration: Caribbean Sovereignty Revisited – reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister
  • Philip Nanton, with art by booops, From St Christopher & the Barracudas – reviewed by Mervyn Morris

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CQ 60, no. 1 (March 2014)






ARTIST’S VOICE – Versia Harris


  • Fantasy/Reality


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  • Caribbean Women Writing: Social Media, Spirituality and the Arts of Solitude in Edwidge Danticat’s Haiti – Curdella Forbes
  • A Caribbean Story: Grenada’s Journey – Possibilities, Contradictions, Lessons – Merle Collins
  • Re/writing Reconciliation in Merle Collins’s Angel – April Shemak
  • “All Land Is One Land Under the Sea”: Mapping Memory in Canada and the Caribbean –Zetta Elliott
  • Creative Clustering in Small Island States: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival Industries – Suzanne Burke
  • A History of the Barbados General Hospital, 1844–1910 – Olivia Cetinoglu



  • Gordon K. Lewis: An Appreciation – Anton L. Allahar
  • Stuart Hall, Caribbean Thought and the World We Live In – A Tribute from the Centre for Caribbean Thought, University of the West Indies, Mona


POEMS – Ernestia Fraser

  • “Origins”
  • “Suffering”
  • “Love”
  • “Letter to a Caribbean Man”


  • Suelin M. Low Chew Tung, A Patch of Bare Earth – reviewed by St Hope Earl McKenzie
  • Jan Carew, Potaro Dreams: My Youth in Guyana – reviewed by Rupert Lewis
  • Erna Brodber, The World Is a High Hill: Stories about Jamaican Women – reviewed by Dalea Bean
  • Jerome S. Handler and Kenneth M. Bilby, Enacting Power: The Criminalization of Obeah in the Anglophone Caribbean, 1760–2011 – reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister
  • Veront M. Satchell, Hope Transformed: A Historical Sketch of the Hope Landscape, St Andrew, Jamaica, 1660–1960 – reviewed by Bridget Brereton
  • Gloria García Rodríguez, Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba: A Documentary History, trans. Nancy L. Westrate – reviewed by D.A. Dunkley
  • Keith L. Tinker, The Migration of Peoples from the Caribbean to the Bahamas – reviewed by Ian A. Bethell Bennett
  • Peter Clegg and David Killingray, eds., The Non-Independent Territories of the Caribbean and Pacific: Continuity or Change? – reviewed by F.S.J. Ledgister


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CQ 59, nos. 3–4 (September–December 2013)





ARTIST’S VOICE – Hubert Neal, Jr.


  • 9 11 2001 Everywhere Is War
  • Silent Scream
  • They Left My Uncle on the Curb
  • Dogs for Dudus
  • Qaddafi
  • Solitary
  • The Day I Resembled a Suspect


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PART ONE: Building Our Nation’s Sustainability: UWI Open Campus Belize 2010 Country Conference


  • Introduction – Sharmayne Saunders (Guest Editor)


  • Social and Economic Equity and Stability: Achievable for Most if Not for All – Jane E. Bennett


  • Human Capital Theory: Implications for Educational Development in Belize and the Caribbean – Leroy Almendarez


  • A Model for Designing and Facilitating Virtual Learning in Belize: Addressing Faculty Needs and Contextualisation – Kathleen P. King


  • Training Caribbean Literacy Professionals Online: Challenges and Possibilities – Michelle McAnuff-Gumbs


  • Harmonising Nursing Education: Theory and Practice – Marjorie E. Parks, Laura Tucker Longsworth, and Isidora Espadas


  • Integrating Education on Climate Change in the UWI Open Campus: Promoting Sustainable Development in CARICOM – Emily Dick-Forde


  • Building an Effective Oil Spill Response Mechanism for Belize: Obligations, Threats and Challenges – Lloyd Jones


PART TWO: Building Belize: The Conversation Continues


  • Why Are Garifuna Students Underachieving in Our Primary and Secondary Schools? –Joseph O. Palacio


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  • Media and the Belizean Society – Janelle Chanona




  • The Sea of Belize
  • The Maya Heritage of Belize





  • The Kite – Ivory Kelly


POEMS – Kalilah Enriquez


  • “Roots”
  • “Outlines in the Dark”
  • “And”




  • Mavis C. Campbell, Becoming Belize: A History of an Outpost of Empire Searching for Identity, 1528–1823 – reviewed by Ángel Cal


  • Michael J. Monahan, The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason, and the Politics of Purity –reviewed by Matthew C. Reilly


  • Scott M. Fitzpatrick and Ann H. Ross, eds., Island Shores, Distant Pasts: Archaeological and Biological Approaches to the Pre-Columbian Settlement of the Caribbean – reviewed by Zachary Beier


  • Shona N. Jackson, Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean –reviewed by Bridget Brereton


  • Nicole N. Aljoe, Creole Testimonies: Slave Narratives from the British West Indies, 1709–1838 – reviewed by D.A. Dunkley


  • John Gimlette, Wild Coast: Travels on South America’s Untamed Edge – reviewed by Lomarsh Roopnarine


  • Emily Greenwood, Afro-Greeks – reviewed by St. Hope Earl McKenzie


  • Paulette A. Ramsay, Vivienne A. Harding, Janice A. Cools, and Ingrid McLaren, Blooming with the Pouis: Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing across the Curriculum – A Rhetorical Reader for Caribbean Tertiary Students – reviewed by Nadine Barnett


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  CQ 59, no. 2 (June 2013)


ARTIST’S VOICE – Jake Homiak

  • Notes on Ras Witter

INTRODUCTION Jahlani Niaah and Erin MacLeod


  • Blackheart Man – Moqapi
  • Brother Man’s Asceticism – Faith Smith
  • Left Waiting In Vain for Y/our Love – Asheda Dwyer
  • Critical Literacy: A Rastafari Perspective – Adwoa Ntozake Onuora
  • Towards a Pre-History of Rastafari – Wigmoore Francis
  • The Ethiopian World Federation – Giulia Bonacci
  • From Peace and Love to ‘Fyah Bun’: Did Rastafari Lose its Way? – Leachim Semaj
  • Honouring InI Existential Priority Responsibilities: A Call to Create and Operate a Ras Tafari Collective Machinery – Ras Iration I
  • “Mek Wi Talk Bout de Bottom a de Sea”: Mutabaruka’s Submarine Poetics – Carolyn Cooper
  • Rex Nettleford’s Reflections on the Rastafari Report and Movement and His Impact on the Trajectory of Rastafari Scholarship – Michael Barnett


  • Anjahli Parnell, ed., The Biography of Empress Menen Afsaw – Imani M. Tafari-Ama
  CQ 59, no. 1 (March 2013)


ARTIST’S VOICE – Kellie Romany

  • Reveal
  • Untitled
  • Inked
  • Just the Tip
  • Between

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  • Islands Beyond Envy: Finding Our Tongue in the Creole-Anglophone Caribbean – Carolyn Cooper

  • Oral History and the Other Perspective – Erna Brodber

  • Destabilising Caribbean Critical Orthodoxies: Interrogating Orality in Marie-Elena John’s Unburnable – Carol Bailey

  • A Sound Legacy: The Making of Jamaican Music at the Alpha Boys’ School and Home – Sandra Richards-Mayo

  • C.L.R. James: Beyond Boundaries – Neville McMorris

  • An Apologia for Caribbean Publishing – Kwame Dawes

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  • The Poet’s Apprentices – Jeanne O’Day


  • Residential Tourism Up Close: A Review of Paraiso for Sale – Rachel Moseley-Wood

  • Deborah A. Thomas, Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica – F.S.J. Legister

  • Tony Martin, Caribbean History: From Pre-Colonial Origins to the Present – D.A. Dunkley

  • Sylvia Wynter, The Hills of Hebron – Ian Bethell-Bennett

  • B.W. Higman, Proslavery Priest: The Atlantic World of John Lindsay, 1729–1788 – Natalie Zacek

  • Samuel Furé Davis, La Cultura Rastafari en Cuba – Paulette A. Ramsay

  • Earl McKenzie, A Bluebird Named Poetry: Linked Poems, Stories and Paintings – Stephanie McKenzie

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CQ 58, no. 4 (December 2012)


  • Voodoo Imagination – Lionel St. Eloi


  • Leonard P. Howell’s Leadership of the Rastafari Movement and His “Missing Years” –Daive Dunkley
  • Stepping Out: Peter Tosh and the Dynamics of Afro-Caribbean Existence – Taitu Heron and Yanique Hume
  • Journeys in Poetry, Painting and Philosophy – Earl McKenzie
  • Defining Traditional Knowledge: A Perspective from the Caribbean – Sharon B. Le Gall
  • Challenges to Solidarity across Multiple Borders: Haiti’s Free Trade Zone – Mark Schuller

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  • History and Social Death – Erna Brodber

  • Is There a Place for the Scientist in the Caribbean Intellectual Landscape? – E. Nigel Harris

POEMS – Nancy Anne Miller
  • “Mime Artist”
  • “In Motion”
  • “Britannia Rules the Waves”
  • “Home”

  • Edwidge Danticat, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work – Marie-José Nzengou-Tayo
  • Jeff Karem, The Purloined Islands: Caribbean-US Crosscurrents in Literature and Culture, 1880–1959 – Bridget Brereton
  • Rudy Insanally, Multilateral Diplomacy for Small States: “The art of letting others have your way” – Denis Benn
  • Reniel Rodríguez Ramos, Rethinking Puerto Rican Precolonial History – Stephan Lenik
  CQ 58, nos. 2–3 (June–September 2012)



Part 1: Communication in Action
  • Introduction – June P. Barbour and Corinne Barnes, guest editors
  • Modernity, Empowerment and Grassroots Communication in the English-speaking Caribbean – Patrick Wade Prendergast
  • Citizen Journalism vs. Traditional Journalism: A Case for Collaboration – Corinne Barnes
  • Caribbean Media Convergence: Towards a New Caribbean Journalist – Canute W. James
  • “Pinch, Leave an Inch and Roll”: Applying the Communication-for-Behavioural-Impact (COMBI) approach to the promotion of proper male condom use in Jamaica – Livingston A. White, Lovette Byfield, Sannia Sutherland, and Roshane S. Reid
  • The Role of the Academic Library in Facilitating Scholarly Communication – Frances Salmon and Cherry-Ann Smart

Part 2: The Image in Communication

  • Travelling Humour Reimagined: The Comedic Unhinging of the European Gaze in Caribbean Postcards – Sam Vasquez
  • ‘Tony’s Oldies’: Visualising Vincentian Diasporic Memory – Philip Nanton
  • “Ah my brownin’ dat!” A visual discourse analysis of the performance of Vybz Kartel’s masculinity in the cartoons of the Jamaica Observer – Patrick Helber

  • Citizenship and social exclusion – Deborah A. Thomas

  • Door – Martin Mordecai

  • To Ease Her Exile: Reading Una Marson’s Poetry Intently and Welcoming Alison Donnell’s Una Marson: Selected Poems – Stephanie McKenzie


  • Keith Smith, The Best of Keith Smith: Making an art of newspaper journalism – Kim Johnson
  • Martin Munro, ed., Edwidge Danticat: a Reader’s Guide with a Preface by Dany Laferrière – Marie-José Nzengou-Tayo
  • Marcia A. Forbes, Music, Media and Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica – Donna P. Hope
  • Godfrey A. Steele, ed., Health Communication in the Caribbean and Beyond: A Reader –
  • Livingston A. White
CQ 58, no. 1 (March 2012)
  • Re-Identified – Oneil Lawrence
  • 'Throw Word': Grafitti, Space and Power in Kingston, Jamaica – Ricke Jaffe, Kevon Rhiney, and Cavell Francis
  • Acts of Possession and Symbolic Decolonisation in Trinidad and Tobago – David V. Trotman
  • The Monad: The Hegemony of Personality: Eric Williams and the Post-Independence Imagination of Trinidad, 1956-1981 – Raymond Ramcharitar
  • History at the Personal Level: Tesserae in the Mosaic of Caribbean Social History – Margaret Rouse-Jones
  • Cuba from Due South: An Anglo-Caribbean Perspective – Brian Meeks

POEMS – Fragano Ledgister
  • “Blue Mahoe (in Memory of John Maxwell)”
  • “Where the Cord Lies”
  • “Now Back Home”
  • “Liberation”
  • “Scene from the Stage”

  • Understanding Pan-Africanism – Simon A. Clark

  • Matthew J. Smith, Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict and Political Change, 1934-1957 – Marie-José Nzengou-Tayo
  • Derek Walcott, White Egrets – Edward Baugh
  • Anne Spry Rush, Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization – Bridget Brereton
  • Kenneth G. Kelly and Meredith D. Hardy, French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean – Stephan Lenik
  • Ann Marie Stock, On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking During Times of Transition – Ian Craig
  • Ian Thomson, The Dead Yard: A Story of Modern Jamaica – Ian Bethell Bennett
CQ 57, nos. 3-4 (December 2011) 

The Sage Has Come of Age (Guest editors: Marva A. Phillips and Judith Soares)
Foreword – Ana Theresa Romero
Preface – Paying Tribute to Rex – Hazel Simmons-McDonald
Introduction – Honouring Our Good Man – Marva A. Phillips and Judith Soares (eds.)

  • The Trade Union Education Institute and Rex Nettleford’s Philosophical Orientation – George Eaton
  • Rex Nettleford: The Canepiece, Labour, Education and the Caribbean Intellectual – Tony Bogues 
  • “Mirror mirror on the wall / Who is the fairest of them all?” Rex Nettleford and the Knotty Issue of Identity – Rupert Lewis
  • Nettleford and Rastafari’s Inner Landscape – Jahlani Niaah
  • Tribute to a Sage: The Life and Work of Professor the Hon. Ralston Milton ‘Rex’ Nettleford 1933-2010 – Marva A. Phillips
  • “Guerillas in the Trenches”: Nettleford on Extra-mural Studies at the UWI – Judith Soares
  • Forever Indebted to Rex:  Women Crafting a New Story of Human Experience – Cecelia Batson-Rollock, Judith Soares, and Marva A. Phillips
  • The Sage Shapes the Nexus:  Convergence and Collaboration – Judith Wedderburn
  • Rex Nettleford: Gatekeeper of Anthropological Research in Jamaica – A. Lynn Bolles
  • You’re Educable”: Personal Reflections on Rex – Barbara Gloudon


  • “Nettleford Nonpareil” – Howard A. Fergus

  • Donna P. Hope, Man Vibes: Masculinities in the Jamaican Dancehall – Christopher A. D. Charles
  • Sonjah Stanley Niaah, Dancehall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto – Deborah A. Thomas
  • Miriam Sluis, Een koloniale speeltuin (A Colonial Playground) – Jeroen Jansen
  • Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism between Women in Caribbean Literature – Faith Smith
CQ 57, no. 2 (June 2011)


  • Pass-Age of Time – Robert Joyette


  • Hegemony in Post-Independence Jamaica – D.A. Dunkley
  • Equality in Education? A Study of Jamaican Schools under Michael Manley, 1972–80 –             Khitanya Petgrave
  • Michael Manley: Some Visions that Still Remain Relevant – Carlton E. Davis
  • Colombia’s Drug Trafficking Subculture: Its Literary Representation in La virgen de los sicarios and Rosario Tijeras – Maite Villoria
  • Sovereignty and Social Justice: The “Haitian Problem” in the Dominican Republic – Eugenio Matibag and Teresa Downing-Matibag 

  • The Life and Death of a Nation: The Mood on Immigration in Barbados – Aaron Kamugisha

POEMS – Pam Mordecai
  • “Stone Soup”
  • “Poor Execution”

  • Colin A. Palmer, Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power – Ralph Premdas
  • Yvonne Shorter Brown, Dead Woman Pickney: A Memoir of Childhood in Jamaica – Judith Soares
  • Marifeli Perez-Stable, The United States and Cuba: Intimate Enemies – Leroy A. Binns
  • Marcia A. Forbes, Music, Media and Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica – Beth-Sarah Wright

CQ 57, no. 1 (March 2011)

  • Portrait of a Vincy Artist: Caroline “booops” Sardine – Jane Bryce
  • Creolisation and the Americas – Édouard Glissant
  • Philosophy: A View from the Canepiece – Earl McKenzie
  • The Jamaica Youth Survey: Assessing Core Competencies and Risk for Aggression among Jamaican Youth – Julie Meeks
  • A Far Cry Turns Fifty-five – Keith Goffe

  • My Brother’s Keeper – Victor Chang

  • Paul B. Miller, Paul B. Miller, Elusive Origins: The Enlightenment in the Modern Caribbean Historical Imagination - Bridget Brereton
  • Beverley Bryan, Between Two Grammars: Research and Practice for Language Learning and Teaching in a Creole-speaking Environment - Paulette Ramsay
  • Edward Seaga, The Grenada Intervention: The Inside Story - Stephen Vasciannie

CQ 56, no. 4 (December 2010)

Pioneering Icons of Jamaican Popular Music, part 2 (Guest editor: Clinton Hutton)
Introduction –
Clinton Hutton

  • Distant Drums: The Unsung Contribution of African-Jamaican Percussion to Popular Music at Home and Abroad – Kenneth Bilby 
  • Oh Rudie: Jamaican Popular Music and the Narrative of Urban Badness in the Making of Postcolonial Society – Clinton Hutton
  • Naturally: The Crucial Contributions of Sonia Pottinger – Klive Walker
  • Don Drummond and the Philosophy of Music – Earl McKenzie
  • The Jones High Fidelity Audio Power Amplifier of 1947 – Hedley Jones
  • Merritone: Music from Morant Bay to the World – Neville Ying

POEMS – Mervyn Morris
  • “Studio”
  • “She Tells Herself”
  • “Exhibition”

  • Michelle M. Terrell, The Jewish Community of Early Colonial Nevis: A Historical Archaeological Study, reviewed by Daniel Livesay

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