January 2018

Note: sx salon will not be accepting unsolicited book reviews at this time. 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


Mouths Don’t Speak, by Katia D. Ulysse (2018)

Halsey Street, by Naima Coster (2017)
Moonbath, by Yanick Lahens, trans. Emily Gogolak (2017)
Tell No-One about This, by Jacob Ross (2017)
The Repenters, by Kevin Jared Hosein (2017)
The Tower of the Antilles, Achy Obejas (2017)
Curfew Chronicles, by Jennifer Rahim (2017)
Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, by Shani Mootoo (2017)
Hadriana in All My Dreams, by René Depestre, trans. Kaiama L. Glover (2017)
Come Let Us Sing Anyway, by Leone Ross (2017)
If I Had the Wings, by Helen Klonaris (2017)

Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting, by Shivanee Ramlochan (2017)
Journal of a Homecoming / Cahier d’un retour au pays natal, by Aime Cesaire (1939/2017)
Voodoo Hypothesis, by Canisia Lubrin (2017)
Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets, ed. by Melissa Castillo-Garsow (2017)
The Language of Eldorado, by Mark McWatt (2017)
Pitch Lake, by Andre Bagoo (2017)

Empire’s Guestworkers: Haitian Migrants in Cuba during the Age of US Occupation, by Matthew Casey (2017)
The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic, by Elizabeth S. Manley (2017)
Derek Walcott’s Love Affair with Film, by Jean Antoine-Dunne (2017)
Odious Caribbean Women and the Palpable Aesthetics of Transgression, by Gladys M. Francis (2017)
Staging Creolization: Women’s Theatre and Performance from the French Caribbean, by Emily Sahakian (2017)
Vaulting Ambition: Jamaica’s Barn Theatre 1966-2005, by Yvonne Brewster (2017)

Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant, by Nick Nesbitt (2017)
Crossing the Line: Early Creole Novels and Anglophone Caribbean Culture in the Age of Emancipation, by Candace Ward (2017)
Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art, ed. Alexandra Chang (2017)
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, eds. Tatiana Flores and Michelle Ann Stephens (2017)
Archipelagic American Studies, eds. Brian Russell Roberts, Michelle Ann Stephens (2017)
Istwa across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination, by Toni Pressley-Sanon (2017)
Suspect Freedoms: The Racial and Sexual Politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957, by Nancy Raquel Mirabal (2017)
Haiti and the Uses of America: Post-U.S. Occupation Promises, by Chantalle F. Verna (2017)
Write of Passage: Stories of the American Era of the Panama Canal, by the Panama Canal Museum (2017)
Contrary Destinies: A Century of America’s Occupation, Deoccupation, and Reoccupation of Haiti, by Leon D. Pamphile (2017)
Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo, by Thomas Anderson (2017)