August Issue of Caribbean Review of Books

Caribbean Review of BooksOver at JahWorld, Pam Mordecai has some interesting thoughts about the latest issue of the Caribbean Review of Books, which contains among its many delights:

Man for all seasons
Brendan de Caires on Havana Red, Havana Black, and Havana Blue, by Leonardo Padura, trans. Peter Bush

Wish you were here
Melanie Archer on An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque, by Krista A. Thompson

Many tongues
John Gilmore on The Trickster’s Tongue: An Anthology of Poetry in Translation from Africa and the African Diaspora, ed. and trans. Mark de Brito

Kinky reggae
Jonathan Ali on She’s Gone, by Kwame Dawes

Power of one
Philip Nanton on Beyond the Islands: An Autobiography, by James Mitchell

News about Caribbean books, writers, and art

Reading list
Shadowing Sir Vidia

Imagination’s gold
David Dabydeen on the forgotten poems of Egbert Martin

“Writing is about discovery”
Geoffrey Philp talks to Nicholas Laughlin about litblogging

Worthless women
Marlon James on Jean Rhys and her female characters

Listening in
B.C. Pires on jointpop’s January Transfer Window

Nicholas Laughlin on Nikolai Noel’s Forgiveness; Judy Raymond behind the scenes with Meiling; Garnette Cadogan on V.S. Naipaul’s non-fiction

“Mangrove”, by Vahni Capildeo; “Rats But No Worry”, by Thomas Reiter

Calabash 2007; photographs by Georgia Popplewell



i will definitely have to check it out. i am about to REread Kwame's book...i loved it THAT much.

(i hope you are cool)

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