Reviews

World-Making Words

Kendel Hippolyte, Wordplanting (Leeds: Peepal Tree, 2019); 56 pages; ISBN 978-845234355 (paperback)

Canisia Lubrin
sx salon 32
• October 2019

Blooming in the Pursuit of Wellness

Jasminne Méndez, Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays and Poetry (Houston: Arte Público, 2018); 227 pages; ISBN 978-1558858619 (paperback)

Daniel Arbino
sx salon 32
• October 2019

The First Haitian Migrants and the Unevenness of Empire

Matthew Casey, Empire’s Guestworkers: Haitian Migrants in Cuba during the Age of US Occupation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017); 313 pages, ISBN 978-1107127692 (hardback)

Matthew Davidson
sx salon 32
• October 2019

The English Creole Novel at the Origin of Caribbean Fiction

Candace Ward, Crossing the Line: Early Creole Novels and Anglophone Caribbean Culture in the Age of Emancipation (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017); New World Studies series; 225 pages; ISBN 978-0813940007 (hardcover)

John Saillant
sx salon 31
• June 2019

The Testimony of Bones

Patrick Chamoiseau, Slave Old Man: A Novel, trans. Linda Coverdale (New York: New Press, 2018); 176 pages; ISBN: 978-1620972953 (hardcover)

Malica S. Willie
sx salon 31
• June 2019

Portrait of the Calypsonian as a Young Man

Anthony Joseph, Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon (Leeds: Peepal Tree, 2018); 266 pages; ISBN 978-1845234195 (paperback)

​​​​​​​Njelle W. Hamilton
sx salon 31
• June 2019

Re/Cycling the Craze

Shane Vogel, Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018); 272 pages; ISBN 978-0226568447 (paperback)

​​​​​​​Treviene A. Harris
sx salon 31
• June 2019