September 2015

Note: sx salon will not be accepting unsolicited book reviews until February 2016. 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 (

Beyond Windrush

Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature, ed. by J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg (2015)

Prisnms, by Garth St. Omer (2015)
Make Your Home among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet (2015)
Sofrito, by Phillippe Diedrich (2015)
The Star Side of Bird Hill, by Naomi Jackson (2015)
Show and Prove, by Sofia Quintero (2015)
Shadowshaper, by Daniel José Older (2015)
The Lost Child, by Caryl Phillips (2015)
The Distant Marvels, by Chantel Acevedo (2015)
The Whale House and Other Stories, by Sharon Millar (2015)
God Loves Haiti, by Dimitry Elias Léger (2015)
Red Jacket, by Pamela Mordecai (2015)
Leaving by Plane Swimming back Underwater, by Lawrence Scott (2015)
When the Bottom Falls Out and Other Stories, by H. Nigel Thomas (2014)
The Other Side of the Sea, by Louis-Philippe Dalembert, trans. Robert H. McCormick, Jr. (2014)
The Last Ship, by Jan Lowe Shinebourne (2014)
Uncle Brother, by Barbara Lalla (2014)
Ready to Burst by Frankétienne, trans. Kaiama Glover (2014)
House of Ashes, by Monique Roffey (2014)
Stella, by Emeric Bergeaud, trans. Adriana Umaña Hossman (1859/2014)
Drifting, by Katia D. Ulysse (2014)
Six Stories and an Essay, by Andrea Levy (2014)
Inner Yardie, by Patricia Cumper (2014)
Mrs. B, by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw (2014)
Island Voices, by Philip Nanton (2014)
Puerto Rican Folktales/Cuentos Folclóricos Puertorriqueños, by Lisa Sánchez González (2014)

Providential, by Colin Channer (2015)
Poetry of Haitian Independence, Ed. by Doris Y. Kadish and Deborah Jenson (2015)
The Strange Years of My Life, Nicholas Laughlin (2015)
BURN, by Andre Bagoo (2015)
Haiti Glass, by Lenelle Moïse (2014)
The Merchant of Feathers, by Tanya Shirley (2014)
The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, by Kei Miller (2014)
God’s Spider, by Cyril Dabydeen (2014)
Bendición: The Complete Poetry of Tato Laviera, by Tato Laviera (2014)
Another Crossing, by Khadijah Ibrahim (2014)
Sounding Ground, by Vladimir Lucien (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)

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

Deported to Paradise: Essays and Memories, by Edgar Nkosi White (2015)
‘Membering, by Austin Clarke (2015)
The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, by Richard Blanco (2014)

On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, by Maria Cristina Fumagalli (2015)
Volcanique: une anthologie du plaisir, ed. by Léonora Miano (2015)
The Transatlantic Zombie: Slavery, Rebellion, and Living Death, by Sarah Juliet Lauro (2015)
Intersections of Harm: Narratives of Latina Deviance and Defiance, by Laura Halperin (2015)
Prophetic Visions of the Past: Pan-Caribbean Representations of the Haitian Revolution, by Víctor Figueroa (2015)
When the Devil Knocks: The Congo Tradition and the Politics of Blackness in Twentieth-Century Panama, by Renée Alexander Craft (2015)
Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles, by Alaí Reyes-Santos (2015)
Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement, by Sara Fanning (2015)
Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865, by Marlene L. Daut (2015)
Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle, by Gina Athena Ulysse (2015)
Market Aesthetics: The Purchase of the Past in Caribbean Diasporic Fiction, by Elena Machado Sáez (2015)
The Things That Fly in the Night: Female Vampires in Literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African Diaspora, by Giselle Liza Anatol (2015)
Aimé Césaire, la part intime, by Alfred Alexandre (2014)
Jamaica’s Difficult Subjects: Negotiating Sovereignty in Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Criticism, by Sheri-Marie Harrison (2014)
Changing the Subject: Writing Women across the African Diaspora, by K. Merinda Simmons (2014)
A Poetics of Performance: The Oral-Scribal Aesthetic in Anglophone Caribbean Fiction, by Carol Bailey (2014)
Citizenship under Pressure: The 1970s in Jamaican Literature and Culture, by Rachel L. Mordecai (2014)
The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination: Radical Horizons, Conservative Constraints, by Philip Kaisary (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 (2014)
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)