September 2018

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 Vanessa K. Valdés (

Featured Book

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The Blue Clerk: Ars Poetica in 59 Versos, by Dionne Brand (2018)

Tight, by Torrey Maldonado (2018)
Hecho en Saturno, by Rita Indiana (2018)
Slave Old Man, by Patrick Chamoiseau, trans. Linda Coverdale (2018)
Ayiti, by Roxane Gay (2011/2018)
Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon, by Anthony Joseph (2018)
The Ice Migration, by Jacqueline Crooks (2018)
The Poet X
, by Elizabeth Acevedo (2018)
Creole Chips and Other Writings: Short Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Essays, 1937-1954, by Edgar Mittelholzer (2018)
El dulce fruto, by Emilio Díaz Valcárcel (2018)
Mouths Don’t Speak, by Katia D. Ulysse (2018)
Halsey Street, by Naima Coster (2017)

Moonbath, by Yanick Lahens, trans. Emily Gogolak (2017)
Tell No-One about This, by Jacob Ross (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)

black / Maybe: An Afro Lyric, by Roberto Carlos Garcia (2018)
Monsoon on the Fingers of God, by Sasenarine Persaud (2018)

Countersong to Walt Whitman, by Pedro Mir; trans. by Jonathan Cohen and Donald D. Walsh (2018)
City of Bones, by Kwame Dawes (2018)

Doe Songs, by Daneille Boodoo-Fortuné (2018)
Scar On / Scar Off, by Jennifer Maritza McCauley (2017)
Sísifo, by Julio César Pol (2017)
Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting, by Shivanee Ramlochan (2017)
As though the Wound Had Heard, by Mara Pastor, trans. by María José Giménez (2017)

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)

Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays and Poetry, by Jasminne Méndez (2018)

Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies, ed. by April J. Mayes and Kiran C. Jayaram (2018)
Victorian Jamaica, ed. by Tim Barringer and Wayne Modest (2018)
Sugar, Cigars, and Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York, by Lisandro Pérez (2018)
Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism, by Christopher Taylor (2018)
The Indian Caribbean: Migration and Identity in the Diaspora, by Lomarsh Roopnarine (2018)

Guantánamo and American Empire: The Humanities Respond, ed. by Don E. Walicek and Jessica Adams (2018)
Telling Migrant Stories: Latin American Diaspora in Documentary Film, ed by Esteban E. Loustaunau and Lauren E. Shaw (2018)
The Fiction of Garth St. Omer: A Casebook, ed. Antonia Macdonald (2018)
Édouard Glissant, L’identité généreuse, by François Noudelmann (2018)

Voices from Mariel: Oral Histories of the 1980 Cuban Boatlift, by José Manuel García (2018)
Postcolonial Archipelagos: Essays on Hispanic Caribbean and Lusophone African Fiction, by Kristian Van Haesendonck (2017)
The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic, by Elizabeth S. Manley (2017)
Derek Walcott’s Love Affair with Film, by Jean Antoine-Dunne (2017)
Odious Caribbean Women and the Palpable Aesthetics of Transgression, by Gladys M. Francis (2017)
Staging Creolization: Women’s Theatre and Performance from the French Caribbean, by Emily Sahakian (2017)
Vaulting Ambition: Jamaica’s Barn Theatre 1966-2005, by Yvonne Brewster (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)
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)
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)
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)