September 2014

Note: This list is updated bi-monthly (approximately). In between updates, books may be assigned to a reviewer or additional books received so please query Vanessa K. Valdés ( about availability. Some titles are hyperlinked to publisher descriptions.

Featured book for review:

Boricua Passport, by J.L. Torres (2014)


Land of Love and Drowning, Tiphane Yanique (2014)
Drifting, by Katia D. Ulysse (2014)
Inner Yardie, by Patricia Cumper (2014)
Mrs. B, by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw (2014)
As Flies to Whatless Boys, by Robert Antoni (2013)
The Gospel According to Cane, by Courttia Newland (2013)


The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013, by Derek Walcott and Glyn Maxwell (2014)
Night Vision, by Kendal Hippolyte (2014)
The Way Home, by Millicent A.A. Graham (June 2014)
Performance Anxiety, by Jane King (2013)
She SEX: Prose & Poetry . SEX & the Caribbean Woman, edited by Paula Obe and Carol N. Hosein (2013)
Supplying Salt and Light, by Lorna Goodison (2013)
Bury My Clothes, by Roger Bonair-Agard (2013)
Pepper Seed, by Malika Booker (2013)


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


Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature, by Maja Horn (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 (2014)
Creole Renegades:Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora, by Bénédicte Boisseron (2014)
Writing Down the Vision: Essays & Prophecies, by Kei Miller (2013)
Reassembling the Fragments Voice and Identity in Caribbean Discourse, edited by Paula Morgan and Valerie Youssef (2013)
Visions and Voices: Conversations with Fourteen Caribbean Playwrights, by Olivier Stephenson (2013)
Indian Diaspora in the Caribbean: History, Culture and Identity, by Rattan Lal Hangloo (2013)
Jamaica in Black and White:  Photography in Jamaica c.1845–c.1920 - The David Boxer Collection, by  Edward A. Lucie-Smith and David Boxer (2013)
They Do As They Please: The Jamaican Struggle for Cultural Freedom after Morant Bay, by Brian L. Moore and Michele A. Johnson (2013)
Theater of the French Caribbean: Traditions and Contemporary Stages, by Stephanie Berard (2013)
Interlocking Basins of a Globe: Essays on Derek Walcott, by Jean Antoine-Dunne (2013)
Tropic Tendencies: Rhetoric, Popular Culture, and the Anglophone Caribbean, by Kevin Browne (2013)
Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem, edited by Davarian L. Baldwin and Minkah Makalani (2013)
Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music, by Alexandra T. Vazquez (2013)