Books for Review

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

Abolition and Plantation Management in Jamaica, 1807–1838, by Dave St Aubyn Gosse. University of the West Indies Press, 2012. 235 pp.


African Diasporic Women’s Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship, by Simone A. James Alexander. University Press of Florida, 2014. 238 pp.


Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería, by Kristine Juncker. University Press of Florida, 2014. 174 pp.


Anansi’s Journey: A Story of Jamaican Cultural Resistance, by Emily Zobel Marshall.

University of the West Indies Press, 2012. 215 pp.


Archipelagos of Sound: Transnational Caribbeanities, Women and Music, edited by Ifeona Fulani. University of the West Indies Press, 2012. 343 pp.


The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity, by Kenneth Schweitzer. University Press of Mississippi, 2013. 242 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.


Black Power in the Caribbean, edited by Kate Quinn. University Press of Florida, 2014.  281 pp.


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


Caribbean Cultural Thought: From Plantation to Diaspora, edited by Yanique Hume and Aaron Kamugisha. Ian Randle Publishers. 2013. 623 pp.


Caribbean Geography: A Scholarly Bibliography, by Thomas A. Rumney. Scarecrow Press, 2012. 195 pp.


Caribbean Heritage, edited by Basil A. Reid. University of the West Indies Press, 2012.

394 pp.


Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones, by Carole Boyce Davies. University of Illinois Press, 2013. 250 pp.


Caribbean Tourism, by Jean S. Holder. Canoe Press, 2013. 448 pp.


Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo, by Thomas F. Anderson.  University Press of Florida, 2011. 341 pp.


The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, by Kei Miller. Carcanet Press, 2014. 

72 pp.


The Child and the Caribbean Imagination, edited by Giselle Rampaul and Geraldine Elizabeth Skeete. University of the West Indies Press, 2012. 226 pp.


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


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


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


Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and their Atlantic               World Alliance, by Ronald Angelo Johnson. University of Georgia Press, 2014. 241 pp.


The Dominican Republic Reader: History, Culture, Politics, edited by Eric Paul Roorda,

Lauren Derby, and Raymundo González. Duke University Press, 2014. 536 pp.


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


The Economic History of the Caribbean since the Napoleonic Wars, by Victor Bulmer-Thomas.  Cambridge University Press, 2012.  710 pp.


English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities, edited by Lear Matthews. University Press of America, 2014. 207 pp.


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


Fault Lines, by Kendel Hippolyte. Peepal Tree Press, 2012. 75 pp.


The Festival of Wild Orchid, by Ann-Margaret Lim. Peepal Tree Press, 2012. 79 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.


From Sugar to Revolution: Women’s Visions of Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, by Myriam J.A. Chancy. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012. 358 pp.


Global Reggae, edited by Carolyn Cooper. Canoe Press, 2012. 325 pp.


Grupo Antillano: The Art of Afro-Cuba, by Alejandro de la Fuente. University of Pittsburgh Press, n.d. 341 pp.


Guiana and the Shadows of Empire: Colonial and Cultural Negotiations at the Edge of the World, by Joshua R. Hyles. Lexington Books, 2014. 185 pp.


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


José Martí, the United States, and Race, by Anne Fountain. University Press of Florida, 2014. 161 pp.


Language, Culture and Caribbean Identity, edited by Jeannette Allsopp and John R. Rickford. Canoe Press, 2012. 178 pp.


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


Michael Manley and Jamaican Democracy, 1972–1980: The Word Is Love, by

F.S.J. Ledgister. Lexington Books, 2014. 127 pp.


Navel String, by Adrian Augier. Peepal Tree Press, 2012. 86 pp.


On Captivity: A Spanish Soldier’s Experience in a Havana Prison, 1896–1898, by Manuel Ciges Aparicio, edited and translated by D.J. Walker. University of Alabama Press, 2012. 246 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.


Ontologized Ethics: New Essays in African Meta-Ethics, edited by Elvis Imafidon and John Ayotunde Isola Bewaji. Lexington Books, 2014. 221 pp.


Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean: Religion, Colonial Competition, and the Politics of Profit, by Kristen Block. University of Georgia Press, 2012. 309 pp.


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


Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery, by Noel Leo Erskine. Oxford University Press, 2014. 216 pp.


The Politics of Race in Panama: Afro-Hispanic and West Indian Literary Discourses of Contention, by Sonja Stephenson Watson. University Press of Florida, 2014. 184 pp.


The Popular Music and Entertainment Culture of Barbados: Pathways to Digital Culture, by Curwen Best. Scarecrow Press, 2012. 195 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.


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


Selected Writings of Alfred H. Mendes, edited by Michèle Levy. University of the West Indies Press, 2013. 299 pp.


Subjects or Citizens: British Caribbean Workers in Cuba, 1900–1960, by Robert Whitney and Graciela Chailloux Laffita. University Press of Florida, 2013. 237 pp.


Subversive Sonnets: Poems, by Pamela Mordecai. TSAR Publications, 2012.  82 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.


Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature, edited by Supriya M. Nair. Modern Language Association of America, 2012. 460 pp.


Time, History, and Philosophy in the Works of Wilson Harris, by Gianluca Delfino.  Ibidem-Verlag Stuttgart, 2012. 211 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.


Utter, by Vahni Capildeo. Peepal Tree Press, 2013. 89 pp.


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


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