November 2017

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 (

Featured Book:
Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting, by Shivanee Ramlochan (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)

Gone to Drift, by Diana McCauley (2016)
Le miroir d’Anabelle et autres récits, by Lyonel Trouillot (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)

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)
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)

Odious Caribbean Women and the Palpable Aesthetics of Transgression, by Gladys M. Francis (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)
I Love My Selfie, by Ilan Stavans and ADÁL (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)
Between the Bocas: A Literary History of Western Trinidad, by Jak Peake (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)
Staging Creolization: Women’s Theater and Performance from the French Caribbean, by Emily Sahakian (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)
The Black Jacobins Reader, ed. by Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg (2017)
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)
White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race, by Gloria D. Wekker (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)
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)