March 2017

Note: We offer the following partial list 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

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Strange Fruit, by Kamau Brathwaite (2016)

Dance on the Volcano, by Marie Vieux-Chauvet, trans. Kaiama L. Glover (1957/2017)
The Repenters, by Kevin Jared Hosein (2016)
Here Comes the Sun, by Nicole Dennis-Benn (2016)
Gone to Drift, by Diana McCauley (2016)
Le miroir d’Anabelle et autres récits, by Lyonel Trouillot (2016)
The Marvelous Equations of the Dread: a novel in bass riddim, by Marcia Douglas (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)

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 (2016)
House of Lords and Commons, by Ishion Hutchinson (2016)
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)

Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity: Puerto Rican Political Activism in New York, by Rosa Muzio (2017)
The Black Jacobins Reader, ed. by Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg (2016)
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)
Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper, by Marta Caminero-Santangelo (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)
Junot Díaz and the Decolonial Imaginary, ed. by Monica Hanna, Jennifer Harford Vargas, and José David Saldívar (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)