November 2016

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:

San Juan Noir

San Juan Noir, ed. by Mayra Santos-Febres (2016)

Gone to Drift, by Diana McCauley (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)
The Pain Tree, by Olive Senior (2015)
The Gymnast and Other Positions: Stories, Essays, and Interviews, by Jacqueline Bishop (2015)
El exilio de los asesinos y otras historias de amor, by Mayra Santos Febres (2015)
Fifteen Dogs, by André Alexis (2015)
Make Your Home among Strangers, by Jennine Capó Crucet (2015)
The Distant Marvels, by Chantel Acevedo (2015)
The Whale House and Other Stories, by Sharon Millar (2015)
Red Jacket, by Pamela Mordecai (2015)

Cannibal, by Safiya Sinclair (2016)
Only the Road / Solo el camino: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry, ed. by Margaret Randall
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)
Vivas to Those Who Have Failed, by Martín Espada (2016)
The Merchant of Feathers, by Tanya Shirley (2015)
Wife, by Tiphanie Yanique (2015)
Leaving Atlantis, by Esther Phillips (2015)
Haiku, by Stanley Greaves (2015)
The Woman Who Knew, by Donna Aza Weir-Soley (2015)
Je suis la fille du baobab brûlé, by Rodney Saint-Éloi (2015)
Providential, by Colin Channer (2015)
Poetry of Haitian Independence, Ed. by Doris Y. Kadish and Deborah Jenson (2015) 

Episodes in My Life: The Autobiography of Jan Carew, ed. By Joy Gleason Carew (2015)
A Sky the Color of Chaos: Based on the True Story of My Haitian Childhood, by M.J. Fievre (2015)
Deported to Paradise: Essays and Memories, by Edgar Nkosi White (2015)
‘Membering, by Austin Clarke (2015)

Dangerous Creole Liaisons: Sexuality and Nationalism in French Caribbean Discourses from 1806 to 1897, by Jacqueline Couti (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)
Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad, by Yice Irizarry (2016)
Macho Ethics: Masculinity and Self-Representation in Latino-Caribbean Narrative, by Jason Cortés (2015)
Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba, by Andrea J. Queeley (2015)
Reading Junot Díaz, by Christopher González (2015)
Impossible Returns: Narratives of the Cuban Diaspora, by Iraida H. López (2015)
Emigration and Caribbean Literature, by Malachi McIntosh (2015)
Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades, by Peter Hudis (2015)
Haydée Santamaria, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression, by Margaret Randall (2015)
Caribbeanness as a Global Phenomenon, by Rebecca Fuchs (2015)
Tropical Apocalypse: Haiti and the Caribbean End of Times, by Martin Munro (2015)
Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanism, by Christopher J. Lee (2015)
The Haitian Peasantry through Oral and Written Literature, by Toni Pressley-Sanon (2015)
The Repeating Body: Slavery’s Visual Resonance in the Contemporary, by Kimberly Juanita Brown (2015)
On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, by Maria Cristina Fumagalli (2015)
Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature, ed. by J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg (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)