May 2022


Note:  We offer the following partial list in order to highlight newly published books in Caribbean Literature and Caribbean Studies. If you are interested in writing a book review for sx salon, please contact our book review editor Ronald Cummings (


Featured Book 

Blue: A Novel by Emmelie Prophete, Translated by Tina Kover 



One Day, One Day Congotay by Merle Hodge (2022) 

Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James (2022). 

When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo (2022)  

The Mystic Masseur’s Wife by J. Vijay Maharaj (2022) 

A Scream in the Shadows by Macdonald Dixon (2022)  

The Cocoa Dancer and Other Stories by Alwyn Bully (2021) 

Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed (2021)  

The Bread the Devil Knead by Lisa Allen-Agostini (2021) 

Popisho by Leone Ross (2021) 

Fortune by Amanda Smyth (2021) 

What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam Chancy (2021) 

The Day I Fell off my Island by Yvonne Bailey-Smith (2021) 

Waiting for the Waters to Rise by Maryse Condé (2021) 

Saga Boy by Antonio Michael Downing (2021) 

Book of the Little Axe Lauren Francis-Sharma (2021) 

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones (2021) 

Forgiving Stephen Redmond by A.J Sidransky (2021) 

Shabine and Other Stories by Hazel Simmons-Macdonald 

Tea by the Sea by Donna Hemans (2020) 

Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez (2020) 

These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card (2020) 

Cane Warriors  by Alex Wheatle (2020) 

Stick No Bills by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw 

The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey (2020) 

Daylight Come by Diana McCaulay (2020) 

The Errors of Rendering by Funso Aiyejina (2020) 

Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud (2020) 

The Frequency of Magic, by Anthony Joseph (2019) 

Where There Are Monsters, by Brianne McIvor (2019) 

The Peepal Tree Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories (2018)



Cane/Fire by Shani Mootoo (2022) 

All the Names Given by Raymond Antrobus (2021) 

What Noise Against the Cane by Desiree C. Bailey 

The Kids by Hannah Lowe (2021) 

Zion Roses by Monica Minott (2021)  

Sanctuaries of Invention by Jennfer Rahim (2021) 

No Ruined Stone by Shara McCallum (2021) 

Witness in Stone by Esther Phillips (2021)  

Just Us by Claudia Rankine (2020) 

Guabancex by Celia Sorhaindo (2020) 

Surge by Jay Bernard (2019) 

Epiphanea by Richard Georges (2019) 

Modern, Age &c by Raymond Ramcharitar (2019 

Enemy Luck by Nicholas Laughlin (2019) 

The Collected Poems of Edouard Glissant, edited and with an Introduction by Jeff Humphries, Translated by Jeff Humphries and Melissa Manolas (2019). 

Honeyfish, by Lauren K Alleyne 

A Portable Paradise, by Roger Robinson (2019) 

Enemy Luckby Nicholas Laughlin (2019) 

Sonnet’s Shakespeare, by Sonnet L’Abbe (2019) 



 We Must Learn to Sit Down and Talk About a Little Culture by Sylvia Wynter (2022) 

Horizon, Sea, Sound by Andrea Davis (2022) 

Buyers Beware by Patricia Saunders (2022) 

Pasifika Black: Oceania, Anti-colonialism, and the African World by Quito Swan (2022) 

Equaliberty in the Dutch Caribbean: Ways of Being Non/Sovereign edited by Yvon van der Pijl, Francio Guadeloupe (2022) 

The Drum Is a Wild Woman: Jazz and Gender in African Diaspora Literature by Patricia G. Lespinasse (2022)  

Fear of Black Consciousness by Lewis Gordon (2022) 

There’s a Disco Ball Between Us: A Theory of Black Gay Life by Jafari S. Allen (2022) 

Afrosonic Life by Mark V. Campbell (2022)  

King Yellowman by Brent Hagerman (2021) 

Cuba: An American History by Ada Ferrer (2021) 

The Disordered Cosmos by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (2021) 

100+ Voices for Miss Lou: Poetry, Tributes, Interviews, Essays by Opal Palmer Adisa (2021) 

How Britain Underdeveloped the Caribbean by Hilary McD. Beckles (2021) 

The Other Windrush: Legacies of Indenture in Britain's Caribbean Empire Edited by Maria del Pilar Kaladeen and David Dabydeen (2021). 

A Return to Roots: "CuBajans" in Barbados by Sharon Milagro Marshall (2021) 

Riff: The Shake Keane Story by Phillip Nanton (2021) 

Writing the Caribbean in Magazine Time by Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann (2021) 

The Jamaica Reader by eds. Matthew J. Smith, Diana Paton (2021) 

Dreams of Archives Unfolded by Jocelyn Fenton Stitt (2021) 

Dear Science and Other Stories by Katherine McKittrick (2021) 

Reckoning with Slavery by Jennifer L. Morgan (2021) 

Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War by Vincent Brown 

Wicked Flesh by Jessica Marie Johnson (2020) 

Haiti’s Paper War by Chelsea Stieber (2020) 

Alleviative Objects Intersectional Entanglement and Progressive Racism in Caribbean Art by David Frohnapfel (2020). 

The Making of a Caribbean Avant-Garde by Therese Kaspersen Hadchity  

The Gift of Music and Song by Jacqueline Bishop (2020) 

Writing in Space 1973-2019 by Lauren O’Grady (2020) 

Wide Sargasso Sea at 50 by eds. Elaine Savory and Erica L. Johnson (2020) 

Phonographic Memories by Njelle Hamilton (2019) 

The Young Lords: A Radical History by Johanna Fernández(2019) 

The Haiti Reader by eds. Laurent Dubois, Kaiama L. Glover, (2019)
Global Garveyism, ed. By Ronald J. Stephens and Adam Ewing (2019) 

Glissant and the Middle Passage: Philosophy, Beginning, Abyss, by John E. Drabinski (2019) 



Decolonial Marxism: Essays from the Pan-African Revolution by Walter Rodney 

The Stranger Who Was Myself by Barbara Jenkins  

The Dreaming by Andre Bagoo