February 2015

Note: sx salon will not be accepting unsolicited book reviews until July 2015. We continue to offer the following partial list, however, 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 (vkv@smallaxe.net).

Featured book:


Nothing’s Mat, by Erna Brodber (2014)

God Loves Haiti, by Dimitry Elias Léger (2015)
Red Jacket, by Pamela Mordecai (2015)
Leaving by Plane Swimming back Underwater, by Lawrence Scott (2015)
Uncle Brother, by Barbara Lalla (2014)
Ready to Burst by Frankétienne, trans. Kaiama Glover (2014)
House of Ashes, by Monique Roffey (2014)
Stella, by Emeric Bergeaud, trans. Adriana Umaña Hossman (2014)
Land of Love and Drowning, by Tiphanie Yanique (2014)
Drifting, by Katia D. Ulysse (2014)
Six Stories and an Essay, by Andrea Levy (2014)
Inner Yardie, by Patricia Cumper (2014)
Mrs. B, by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw (2014)
Island Voices, by Philip Nanton (2014)
Puerto Rican Folktales/Cuentos Folclóricos Puertorriqueños, (2014) by Lisa Sánchez González

BURN, by Andre Bagoo (2015)
The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, by Kei Miller (2014)
The Merchant of Feathers, by Tanya Shirley (2014)
God’s Spider, by Cyril Dabydeen (2014)
Bendición: The Complete Poetry of Tato Laviera by Tato Laviera (2014)
Another Crossing, by Khadijah Ibrahim (2014)
The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013, by Derek Walcott and Glyn Maxwell (2014)
Night Vision, by Kendal Hippolyte (2014)
Boricua Passport, by J.L. Torres (2014)

Two Plays: Couvade & A Pleasant Career, by Michael Gilkes (2014)

The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, by Richard Blanco (2014)

Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition: The Making of a Diasporan Intellectual, by Maurice St. Pierre (2015)
Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean, by James Davis (2015)
Freedom as Marronage, by Neil Roberts (2015)
Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice, by Krista A. Thompson (2015)
Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World, by Gary Wilder (2015)
The Things That Fly in the Night: Female Vampires in Literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African Diaspora, by Giselle Liza Anatol (2015)
A Poetics of Performance: The Oral-Scribal Aesthetic in Anglophone Caribbean Fiction, by Carol Bailey (2014)
Citizenship under Pressure: The 1970s in Jamaican Literature and Culture, by Rachel L. Mordecai (2014)
The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination: Radical Horizons, Conservative Constraints, by Philip Kaisary (2014)
Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis, ed. By Katherine McKittrick (2014)
Becoming Julia de Burgos, by Vanessa Pérez Rosario (2014)
The Queer Caribbean Speaks: Interviews with Writers, Artists, and Activists, by Kofi Omoniyi Sylvanus Campbell (2014)
The People's Poet: Life and Myth of Ismael Rivera, an Afro-Caribbean Icon, by Rosa Elena Carrasquillo (2014)
The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present, by Shalini Puri (2014)
Imaging the Great Puerto Rican Family: Framing Nation, Race and Gender during the American Century, by Hilda Lloréns (2014)
The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others, by Esther Lezra (2014)
Telling West Indian Lives: Life Narrative and the Reform of Plantation Slavery Cultures, Sue Thomas (2014)
Coloniality of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context, Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel (2014)
Caribbean Literary Discourse: Voice and Cultural Identity in the Anglophone Caribbean, by Barbara Lalla, Jean D'Costa, Velma Pollard (2014)
Dream Nation: Puerto Rican Culture and the Fictions of Independence, by María Acosta Cruz (2014)
Our Nuyorican Thing, The Birth of a Self-Made Identity, by Samuel Diaz Carrion
Creole Renegades: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora, by Bénédicte Boisseron (2014)
Amistad A Hidden Network of Slavers and Merchants, by Michael Zeuske (2014)
InVisible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam, by Urayoán Noel (2014)