New Paperback Release: Duvalier’s Ghosts

“Urgently pursues those nameless ghosts of Haitians lost in the liminal space of the Black Atlantic.”—New West Indian Guide “Foregrounds the experiences of refugees (particularly those refused asylum and detained in camps), the political mobilization of the diaspora in the United States, the ramifications of the policies and adjustment programmes imposed on Haiti by the … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Duvalier’s Ghosts

Creole Renegades

Now available! Creole Renegades: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora by Bénédicte Boisseron Sell-outs. Opportunists. Traitors. Exiled Caribbean writers—this book looks at Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, V. S. Naipaul, Maryse Condé, Dany Laferriére, and more—are often viewed by their home islands as disloyal to their origins. At the same time, their works … Continue reading Creole Renegades

African Diasporic Women’s Narratives

African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship by Simone A. James Alexander “Brilliant. A must-read for those interested in women's writing today.”—Renée Larrier, Rutgers University Focusing on the female body in the writing of Audre Lorde, Edwidge Danticat, Maryse Condé, and Grace Nichols, this book challenges the stereotypes associated with black female … Continue reading African Diasporic Women’s Narratives