November 2014

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 (

Featured book:


Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature, by Maja Horn (2014)

Land of Love and Drowning, by Tiphanie Yanique (2014)
Ready to Burst by Frankétienne, trans. Kaiama Glover (2014)
Stella, by Emeric Bergeaud, trans. Adriana Umaña Hossman (2014)
Drifting, by Katia D. Ulysse (2014)
Inner Yardie, by Patricia Cumper (2014)
Mrs. B, by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw (2014)
Puerto Rican Folktales/Cuentos Folclóricos Puertorriqueños, by Lisa Sánchez González (2014) 

The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, by Kei Miller (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)
The Way Home, by Millicent A.A. Graham (2014)

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

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

Becoming Julia de Burgos, by Vanessa Pérez Rosario (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)