Books tagged: Caribbean & Latin American

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The Places Where Names Vanish

By Stephen Henighan

The Places Where Names Vanish explores the frightening, encoded, and potentially explosive realities of Quebec and Montreal as seen by Ecuadorean expatriates. Marta longs for escape from her impoverished village, where she is pulled between traditionalism, spiritualism, Catholicism, ... Read more

Vesuvius

By Zulmira Ribeiro Tavares
Translated by Hugh Hazelton

This is a translation of a noted Brazilan poet and novelist, by Governor General award-winning translator Hugh Hazelton. Travares' work has been translated into Italian and German, but this is her first poetry to appear in English. The book will contain an introduction to the ... Read more

Voodoo Hypothesis

By Canisia Lubrin

Voodoo Hypothesis is a subversion of the imperial construct of "blackness" and a rejection of the contemporary and historical systems that paint black people as inferior, through constant parallel representations of "evil" and "savagery. " Pulling from pop culture, science, pseudo-science ... Read more

Wheel and Come Again

Edited by Kwame Dawes

The beat and language of reggae arose from the Jamaican countryside and the sidewalks of Kingston, but they're basic for the poets represented in Wheel and Come Again. This remains true even though the poets' personal worlds range from the street to the university and from the ... Read more

who knew grannie

By ahdri zhina mandiela

In this lyrical masterpiece, four cousins reunite in Jamaica to mourn the passing of their grandmother and to celebrate the times they shared together. There's vilma, an up-and-coming politician; kris, a celebrity chef; tyetye, who's incarcerated; and likklebit, who's immigrated ... Read more