Books for Review

Caribbean Quarterly invites reviews for the following books which we have received. Contact the editor: <>

Academic Writing Instruction for Creole-Influenced Students
, by Vivette Milson-Whyte. University of the West Indies Press, 2015. 271 pp.


African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States, edited by Persephone Braham. University of Delaware Press, 2015. 181 pp.


 The African-Americanization of the Black Diaspora in Globalization or the Contemporary Capitalist World-System, by Paul C. Mocombe, Carol Tomlin, and Christine Challender.  University Press of America, 2017.  140 pp.


Alejo Carpentier and the Musical Text, by Katia Chornik. Modern Humanities Research Association and Maney Publishing, 2015. 139 pp.


Allusions in Omeros: Notes and a Guide to Derek Walcott’s Masterpiece, by Maria McGarrity. University Press of Florida, 2015. 216 pp.


And Caret Bay Again: New and Selected Poems, by Velma Pollard. Peepal Tree Press, 2013. 187 pp.


Archaeologies of Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean: Exploring the Spaces in Between, edited by Lynsey A. Bates, John M. Chenoweth, and James A. Delle.  University of Florida Press, 2016.

354 pp.


Austin Clarke: Essays on His Works, edited by Camille A. Isaacs. Guernica Editions, 2013. 406 pp.


Autoepitaph: Selected Poems, by Reinaldo Arenas. University Press of Florida, 2014. 363 pp.


Book of the Dead, by Lasana M.Sekou.  House of Nehesi Publishers, 2016. 68 pp.


Britain’s History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery: Local Nuances of a ‘National Sin’, edited by Katie Donington. Ryan Hanley and Jessica Moody.  Liverpool University Press, 2016.  29 pp.


Caribbean Globalizations, 1492 to the Present Day, edited by Eva Sansavior and Richard Scholar. Liverpool University Press, 2015. 274 pp.


Caribbean Literary Discourse: Voice and Cultural Identity in the Anglophone Caribbean, by Barbara Lalla, Jean D’Costa, and Velma Pollard. University of Alabama Press, 2014. 277 pp.


Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones, by Carole Boyce Davies. University of Illinois

Press, 2013. 250 pp.



Columbus, the Moor, by Charles Matz. House of Nehesi Publishers, 2015.  90 pp.


Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories, by Lucy Evans. Liverpool University Press, 2014. 230 pp.


Creole Renegades: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora, by Bénédicte Boisseron. University Press of Florida, 2014. 224 pp.


Cuba and the US Empire: A Chronological History, by Jane Franklin, foreword by Noam Chomsky. Monthly Review Press, 2016.  441 pp.


Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy, edited by Al Campbell. University Press of Florida, 2013. 337 pp.


Cuba’s Racial Crucible: The Sexual Economy of Social Identities, 1750–2000, by Karen Y. Morrison. Indiana University Press, 2015. 339 pp.


Cuba, the Media, and the Challenge of Impartiality, by Salim Lamtani, translated by Larry O. Oberg, foreword by Eduardo Galeano. Monthly Review Press, 2015. 160 pp.


Cuba Under Raúl Castro: Assessing the Reforms, by Carmelo Mesa-Lago and Jorge Pérez-López. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013. 295 pp.


Decline of US Hegemony? A Challenge  of ALBA and a New Latin American Integration of the Twenty-First Century, edited by Bruce M. Bagley and Magdelena Defort. Lexington Books, 2015. 438 pp.



Eating Puerto Rico: A History of Food, Culture, and Identity, by Cruz Miguel OrtÍz Cuadra. University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 388 pp.


Education Issues in Creole and Creole-Influenced Vernacular Contexts, edited by Ian Robertson and Hazel Simmonds-McDonald. University of the West Indies Press, 2014.  291 pp.


Exile and Revolution: José D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence, by Gerald E. Poyo. University Press of Florida, 2014. 302 pp.



Freedom from Liberation: Slavery, Sentiment, and Literature in Cuba, by Gerard Aching. Indiana University Press, 2015. 251 pp.


Freedom in Resistance and Creative Transformation, by Michael St A. Miller. Lexington Books, 2013. 292 pp.


From Plantations to University Campus: The Social History of Cave Hill, Barbados, by Woodville Marshall. University of the West Indies Press, 2013. 156 pp.


Gangs in the Caribbean: Responses of State and Society, edited by Anthony Harriott and Charles M. Katz. University of the West Indies Press, 2015. 350 pp.


Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba, by Rebecca M. Bodenheimer. University Press of Mississippi, 2015. 308 pp.


Grenada: Revolution and Invasion, edited by Patsy Lewis, Gary Williams, and Peter Clegg. University of the West Indies Press, 2015.  268 pp. 


 Handbook of Ceramic Animal Symbols in the Ancient Lesser Antilles, by Lawrence Waldron. University of Florida Press, 2016.  266 pp.


The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories, edited by Martin Munro. University of the West Indies Press, 2015.  215 pp.


HIV and AIDS: Knowledge and Stigma in Guyana, by Prem Misir. University of the West Indies Press, 2013. 239 pp.


How American Reggae Redefined Jamaican and Caribbean Reggae: A Theoretical Study of the Relationship Between Mass Communication and Cultural Domination, by Humphrey A. Regis.   Edwin Mellen Press, 2015.  117 pp.


In Search of Annie Drew: Jamaica Kincaid’s Mother and Muse, by Daryl Cumber Dance.  University of Virginia Press, 2016. 246 pp.


I and I: Epitaphs for the Self in the Work of V.S. Naipaul, Kamau Brathwaite and Derek Walcott, by Rhonda Cobham-Sander.  University of West Indies Press, 2016.  302 pp.


Jamaican Speech Forms in Ethiopia: The Emergence of a New Linguistic Scenario in Shashamane, by Renato Tomei. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 228 pp.


José Martí and the Global Origins of Cuban Independence, by Armando García de la Torre.  University of the West Indies Press, 2015. 225 pp.


Journeys in Caribbean Thought: The Paget Henry Reader, edited by Jane Anna Gordon, Lewis R. Gordon, Aaron Kamugisha and Neil Roberts.  Rowman and Littlefield International, 2016. 357 pp.


Language Education in the Caribbean: Selected Articles by Dennis Craig, edited by Jeannette Allsopp and Zellynne Jennings. University of the West Indies Press, 2014. 170 pp.


Literary Expressions of African Spirituality, edited by Carol P. Marsh-Lockett and Elizabeth J. West. Lexington Books, 2013. 239 pp.


Locating the Destitute: Space and Identity in Caribbean Fiction, by Stanka Radovic.  University of Virginia Press, 2014. 222 pp.


Market Aesthetics: The Purchase of the Past in Caribbean Diasporic Fiction, by Elena Machado Sáez. University of Virginia Press, 2015. 249 pp.


Medicinal Plants of Barbados for the Treatment of Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases, by Damian H. Cohall. University of the West Indies Press, 2014. 83 pp.


Methods in Caribbean Research: Literature, Discourse, Culture, edited by Barbara Lalla, Nicole Roberts, Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw and Valerie Youssef. University of the West Indies Press, 2013. 287 pp.


One Day in December: Celia Sánchez and the Cuban Revolution, by Nancy Stout. Monthly Review Press, 2013. 472 pp.


On the Rim of the Caribbean: Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World, by Paul M. Pressly. University of Georgia Press, 2013. 354 pp.


On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, by Maria Cristina Fumagalli. Liverpool University Press, 2015. 430 pp.


Outline of a New Liberalism: Pragmatism and the Stigmatized Other, by Nelson W. Keith.  Lexington Books, 2015. 255 pp.



The Pan American Imagination: Contested Visions of the Hemisphere in Twentieth-Century Literature, by Stephen M. Park. University of Virginia Press, 2014. 269 pp.


Pepper Seed, by Malika Booker. Peepal Tree Press, 2013. 81 pp.


Performance and Personhood in Caribbean Literature: From Alexis to the Digital Age, by Jeannine Murray-Román. University of Virginia Press, 2016. 244 pp.


The Permanent Resident, by Roanna Gonzales, UWA Publishing, 2016.  285 pp.


A Poetics of Performance: The Oral-Scribal Aesthetic in Anglophone Caribbean Fiction, by Carol Bailey. University of the West Indies Press, 2014. 231 pp.


Postscripts: Caribbean Perspectives on the British Canon from Shakespeare to Dickens, edited by Giselle Rampaul and Barbara Lalla. University of the West Indies Press, 2014. 181 pp.


Quality in Higher Education in the Caribbean, edited by Anna Kasafi Perkins. University of the West Indies Press, 2015. 276 pp.


Quince Duncan: Writing Afro-Costa Rican and Caribbean Identity, by Dorothy E. Mosby.

University of Alabama Press, 2014. 198 pp.


Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism, by Anthony P. Maingot. University Press of Florida, 2015. 358 pp.


Reassembling the Fragments: Voice and Identity in Caribbean Discourse, edited by Paula Morgan and Valerie Youssef. University of the West Indies Press, 2013. 198 pp.


Revolutionary Cuba: A History, by Luis Martínez-Fernández. University Press of Florida, 2014. 385 pp.


Roume De Saint Laurent….A Memoir, by Gerald A. Besson.  Paria Publishing Co. Ltd. 2015.  504 pp.


School-based Assessment in a Caribbean Public Examination, by Stafford A. Griffith. University of the West Indies Press, 2015. 144 pp.


Seduce, by Desiree Reynolds. Peepal Tree Press, 2013. 190 pp.


Settler Jamaica in the 1750s: A Social Portrait, by Jack P. Greene. University of Virginia Press, 2016. 288 pp.


Sherds of History: Domestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe, by Myriam Arcangeli. University Press of Florida, 2015. 212 pp.


Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice, by Krista Thompson. Duke University Press, 2015. 349 pp.


Slavery, Childhood, and Abolition in Jamaica, 1788–1838, by Colleen A. Vasconcellos.  University of Georgia Press, 2015. 151 pp.


The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics, by Louis Chude-Sokei. Wesleyan University Press, 2016. 267 pp.


Spectacular Suffering: Witnessing Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic, by Ramesh Mallipeddi. University of Virginia Press, 2016. 265 pp.


Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio, edited by Maria Cristina Fumagalli, Peter Hulme, Owen Robinson, and Lesley Wylie. Liverpool University Press, 2013. 365 pp.


The Terror and the Time: Banal Violence and Trauma in Caribbean Discourse, by Paula Morgan. University of the West Indies Press, 2014. 247 pp.


Theorizing Glissant: Sites and Citations, edited by John E. Drabinski and Marisa Parham. Rowman and Littlefield, 2015. 175 pp.


Tracing Jaja, by Anthony Kellman.  Peepal Tree Press, 2016.  151 pp.


Trajectories of Freedom: Caribbean Societies, 1807–2007, edited by Alan Cobley and Victor C. Simpson. University of the West Indies Press, 2013. 210 pp.


Tropical Whites: The Rise of the Tourist South in the Americas, by Catherine Cocks.

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. 255 pp.


The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature, by Valérie Loichot. University of Minnesota Press, 2013. 243 pp.


 The 1935 Riots in St. Vincent: From Riots to Adult Suffrage, by Adrian Fraser.  The University of the West Indies Press, 2016.  240 pp.


Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation, by Natasha Lightfoot. Duke University Press, 2015. 320 pp. 


Turning Pages: The Extraordinary Autobiography of Ron Ramdin (2 vols.), by Ron Ramdin.  Compass, 2015. Vol. 1: 705 pp. Vol. 2: 682 pp.


Vodou in Haitian Memory: The Idea and Representation of Vodou in Haitian Imagination, edited by Celucien L. Joseph and Nixon S. Cleophat. Lexington Books, 2016.


Walcott’s Omeros: A Reader’s Guide, by Don Barnard. First Forum Press, 2014. 283 pp.


Where I See the Sun: Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla, edited by Lasana M. Sekou. House of Nehesi Publishers, 2015.155 pp.


Wildlife of the Caribbean, by Herbert Raffaele and James W. Wiley.  Princeton University Press, 2014. 304 pp.


Your Time Is Done Now: Slavery, Resistance, and Defeat: The Maroon Trials of Dominica (1813–1814), compiled and edited by Polly Pattullo. Monthly Review Press/Papillote Press, 2015. 166 pp.

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