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sx salon: New Books Available for Review!

14 March 2017
Strange Fruit

NEW BOOKS ALERT!! New books for review on sx salon for March 2017!! If you have a moment, take a look!!

Note: We offer the following partial list in order to highlight newly published books in Caribbean Literature and Caribbean Studies. If you have any questions about sx salon book reviews, please contact our book review editor Vanessa K. Valdés (

Featured Book

Strange Fruit, by Kamau Brathwaite (2016)

Dance on the Volcano, by Marie Vieux-Chauvet, trans. Kaiama L. Glover (1957/2017)
Here Comes the Sun, by Nicole Dennis-Benn (2016)
San Juan Noir, ed. by Mayra Santos-Febres (2016)
New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean, ed. by Karen Lord (2016)
Gone to Drift, by Diana McCauley (2016)
Le miroir d’Anabelle et autres récits, by Lyonel Trouillot (2016)
The Marvelous Equations of the Dread: a novel in bass riddim, by Marcia Douglas (2016)
The Bone Readers, by Jacob Ross (2016)
The Orchid House, by Phyllis Shand Allfrey (1953/2016)
The Angels’ Share, by Garfield Ellis (2016)
Tracing Jaja, by Anthony Kellman (2016)
J--, Black Bam and the Masqueraders, by Garth St. Omer (2016)

Kumina Queen, by Monica Minott (2016)
Absolute Solitude, by Dulce María Loynaz, trans. By James O’Connor (1953/2016)
Fossil, by Maya Chowdhry (2016)
Kingston Buttercup, by Ann-Margaret Lim (2016)
Cannibal, by Safiya Sinclair (2016)
Only the Road / Solo el camino: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry, ed. by Margaret Randall
Speak from Here to There, by Kwame Dawes and John Kinsella (2016)
Book of the Dead, by Lasana M. Sekou (2016)
Measures of Expatriation, by Vahni Capildeo (2016)
Vivas to Those Who Have Failed, by Martín Espada (2016)

Creole in the Archive: Imagery, Presence and the Location of the Caribbean Figure, by Roshini Kempadoo (2016)
The Great Woman Singer: Gender and Voice in Puerto Rican Music, by Licia Fiol-Matta (2016)
We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom, by Anne Eller (2016)
The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction, by Lorgia García-Peña (2016)
Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean, by Alejandra Bronfman (2016)
The Black Jacobins Reader, ed. by Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg
Island People: The Caribbean and the World, by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro (2016)
The Caribbean Oral Tradition: Literature, Performance, and Practice, ed. by Hanétha Vété-Congolo (2016)
Dangerous Creole Liaisons: Sexuality and Nationalism in French Caribbean Discourses from 1806 to 1897, by Jacqueline Couti (2016)
White Innocence: paradoxes of Colonialism and Race, by Gloria D. Wekker (2016)
Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper, by Marta Caminero-Santangelo (2016)
The Colour of Shadows: Images of Caribbean Slavery, by Judy Raymond (2016)
Gendered Geographies in Puerto Rican Culture: Spaces, Sexualities, Solidarities, by Radost Rangelova (2016)
Junot Díaz and the Decolonial Imaginary, ed. by Monica Hanna, Jennifer Harford Vargas, and José David Saldívar (2016)
She is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body, by Melissa Blanco Borelli (2016)
Calypso Magnolia: The Crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern Literature, by John Wharton Lowe (2016)
Léon-Gontran Damas: Une Négritude entière, ed. by Hanétha Vété-Congolo (2016)