Books tagged: Caribbean & Latin American
Shortlisted for the Guyana Prize, Best Book of Poetry, 2010
From the very first piece in this collection, the title poem "In a Boston Night," Sasenarine Persaud signals a return to the passionate and sensuous.
Boston, the focal point, is like a needle hole though which the poet ... Read more
Two black men: the poet, an elder and veteran of last century?s civil rights movement; and a nameless youth, swaggering and beltless, seduced by guns-and-gangs and expensive cars, and perpetually targeted by police. They are brothers by the colour of their skin, neighbours in ... Read more
Shortlisted for the Guyana Prize, Best Book of Poetry, 2012
This collection is as much about love and people in and out of relationships as it is about origins and the process of estrangement. The lantana is a flower of South American origin, and the ixora of Asian origin. The ... Read more
Shortlisted for the Guyana Prize, Best Book of Poetry, 2014
Whether in the heart of downtown Toronto, a bookstore in Boston, the courtyard of the Taj Mahal--through the portals of cyberspace--on the banks of a Tampa river, or a journey through time to Georgetown, an old colonial ... Read more
The Indo-Caribbean poet continues to explore and examine his Indian roots through language, ritual, and personal associations as a Canadian resident in Florida. The poems pay homage to writers V S Naipaul, Sam Selvon, and Peter Nazareth, and evoke calypso, reggae, and Bollywood ... Read more
Set against the backdrop of the 2014 Scottish referendum, Monsoon on the Fingers of God continues an ongoing exploration of forms and improvisation on styles, rhythm/taal, and raagic moods in an examination of identity, history and human migrations.
By Frédérick Lavoie
Translated by Donald Winkler
Orwell in Cuba chronicles journalist Frédérick Lavoie’s attempts to unravel the motives behind the mysterious appearance of a new translation of George Orwell’s 1984, formerly taboo in Cuba, just ahead of the country’s twenty-fifth International Book Fair. Lavoie works ... Read more