First published in 1934 and revised in 1962, this book gathers journalist and historian Joel Augustus Rogers’ columns ..read more

These three remarkable and sometimes hilarious Jamaican plays speak simultaneously about memory and the present, ..read more

Abeng

by Michelle Cliff

Here Clare is twelve years old, the light-skinned daughter of a middle-class family, growing up among the complex ..read more

Abigail has a lot of hair which takes a long time to be combed, especially when it has just been washed. However, this ..read more

Amiable with Big Teeth

by Claude McKay

The unexpected discovery in 2009 of a completed manuscript of Claude McKay’s final novel was celebrated as one of the ..read more

Anna Carries Water

by Olive Senior

Anna fetches water from the spring every day, but she can’t carry it on her head like her older brothers and sisters ..read more

Augustown

by Kei Miller

It is 11 April 1982 and a smell is coming down John Golding Road right alongside the boy-child, something attached to ..read more

Augustown

by Kei Miller

In the wake of Marlon James’s Man Booker Prize–winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, Augustown—set in ..read more

A fantastically humorous collection of monologues in prose by the authority on Jamaican folklore – the Hon. Louise ..read more

This book contains a collection of short stories by a Jamaican author. The stories treat the themes of love, pride and ..read more

Back of Mount Peace

by Kwame Dawes

Characterized by a beautifully realized reciprocity between outer landscape and the characters’ inner worlds, this ..read more

Back to Africa: A Journey

by Ferdinand Dennis

Ferdinand Dennis’ travels around West Africa for his BBC Radio 4 series “Journey Round My People”, visiting Nigeria, ..read more

Banana Bottom

by Claude McKay

A Jamaican girl, Bita Plant, who was adopted and sent to be educated in England by white missionary benefactors, returns..read more

Banjo

by Claude McKay

Lincoln Agrippa Daily, known on the 1920s Marseilles waterfront as “Banjo,” prowls the rough waterfront bistros with..read more

Borrowing from Romare Bearden’s aesthetic palette and inspired by his Odysseus series, Bearden’s Odyssey ..read more

Bellas Gate Boy

by Trevor Rhone

This book includes an audio CD reading of “Bella’s Gate Boy” by the author.Published here for the first time, “Bella’s ..read more

Bivouac

by Kwame Dawes

A sharply focused portrayal of Jamaica at a tipping point in its recent past, this story of one man’s private grief and ..read more

Black Lightning

by Roger Mais

Jake, an artist and a blacksmith, is gifted but inadequate. He struggles with his desire to confront human imperfection..read more

Blue Mountain Trouble

by Martin Mordecai

Way up in the misty island mountains of Jamaica live eleven-year-old twins Pollyread and Jackson Gilmore. Pollyread is ..read more

Bob Marley

by Kwame Dawes

This in-depth analysis of the reggae superstar’s poetry in lyric form delves into the songwriter’s intellect and ..read more

The Book of Night Women is a sweeping, startling novel, a true tour de force of both voice and storytelling. It..read more

A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a ..read more

Boonoonoonous Hair

by Olive Senior

n this vibrant and exquisitely illustrated picture book, written by Commonwealth Prize-winning Jamaican-Canadian Olive ..read more

Brother Man

by Heinemann

Edward Brathwaite states in his introduction that Brother Man is Roger Mais’s best novel because it reflects all of the ..read more

Internationally renowned and award-winning poet Lorna Goodison brings us By Love Possessed, her long-..read more

Caribbean Cultural Identity: An Essay in Cultural Dynamics is a reaffirmation of the validity of that persistent quest ..read more

A sophisticated comparative study of the Cuban, Nicaraguan and Grenadian revolutions, using techniques derived from J. S..read more

In this collection, acclaimed Jamaican poet Kei Miller dramatizes what happens when one system of knowledge, one method ..read more

Children of Sisyphus, The

by Orlando Patterson

A bleak portrayal of life on the Dungle—the rubbish heap where the very poorest squat—this beautifully poetic, ..read more

Claudia Rankine

by Claudia Rankine

In this powerful sequence of TV images and essay, Claudia Rankine explores the personal and political unrest of our ..read more

Featuring poems from Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, Danielle Jennings, Ruel Johnson, Monica Minott, Debra Providence, ..read more

A story of Josh’s fight to save his hand-reared bull-calf, Boy, from the butcher’s greedy hands…read more

The Cultural Matrix seeks to unravel an American paradox: the socioeconomic crisis and social isolation of ..read more

Dancing Lessons

by Olive Senior

“As a novel it is compelling, its heroine unforgettable. . . . A simply wonderful read.”—The Globe and Mailread more

Die the Long Day

by Orlando Patterson

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Discerner of Hearts

by Olive Senior

The nine vividly rendered stories of place and character in Discerner of Hearts are set in Jamaica, both rural ..read more

Dread Talk examines the effects of Rastafarian language on Creole in other parts of the Carribean, its influence in ..read more

It is the dry season and the small village of Nain, Jamaica, is suffering. Its people, livestock, and crops have all ..read more

Dub Wise

by Geoffrey Philp

Reflecting the author’s signature qualities, this collection of poems displays an unabashed sense of humanity, ..read more

Duppy Conqueror

by Ferdinand Dennis

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Duppy Tales

by Jean D'Costa

This book contains two tales of terror – both exciting and mysterious. Green Lizards Don’t Like Herring comes from the ..read more

Duppy, The

by Anthony C. Winkler

“Every country (if she’s lucky) gets the Mark Twain she deserves, and Winkler is ours, bristling with savage Jamaican ..read more

The popular West Indian migration narrative often starts with the Windrush Generation in 1950’s England, but in Dying to..read more

Ricky Thomas, his brother Doug, and his sister Polly spend their summer holidays in the coffee walk surrounding their ..read more

“The chapbooks gathered here are almost overflowing with voice….Each of these chapbooks is so worthy of praise and ..read more

End of the Alphabet, The

by Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine’s second poetry collection, The End of the Alphabet, is an inquiry into despair and recovery, ..read more

A brave and pioneering treatment of sexual identity in Caribbean literature, this novel, first published in 1960, ..read more

‘In two weeks we should have had Christmas, if the sickness had not come.’ Ten children are left to fend for themselves ..read more

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left ..read more

Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring, The Salt Roads, Sister Mine) is an internationally-beloved ..read more

Directly addressing the relationship with his father, a Marxist Caribbean nationalist, Kwame Dawes presents a memoir of ..read more

Gavin was unlike other boys. He did not fight, he threw like a girl, he could not swim, he had no happy memories. His ..read more

First Poems, The

by Mutabaruka

MUTABARUKA was born Allan Hope in Rae Town, Kingston, Jamaica on December 26, 1952. Internationally acclaimed poet, ..read more

Lorna Goodison makes her re-entry into the world of prose fiction with this collection of short stories intriguingly ..read more

This magisterial work traces the history of our most cherished value. Patterson links the birth of freedom in primitive ..read more

From Superman to Man

by Joel Augustus Rogers

A fearless and penetrating discussion of America’s Greatest Problem The most debated points of the race question as ..read more

Fuchsia

by Kwame Dawes

Winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, Ethiopian American Mahtem Shiferraw’s Fuchsia ..read more

Gardening in the Tropics contains a rich Caribbean world in poems offered to readers everywhere. Olive Senior’s rich ..read more

Set in 1942 on the imagined island of San Carlos, a cultural cocktail of Trinidad, Cuba, and Jamaica, this is the story ..read more

Great Yacht Race

by Anthony C. Winkler

Murders, scandals and the pursuit of forbidden pleasures may help to while the time away, but for Montego Bay’s elite in..read more

Beginning with the promptings of the transgressively erotic title story, Jacqueline Bishop came to see the hybrid format..read more

Harlem Shadows

by Claude McKay

These poems have a special interest for all the races of man because they are sung by a pure blooded Negro. They are the..read more

Here Comes the Sun

by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn

Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis- Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden ..read more

Hills of Hebron, The

by Sylvia Wynter

When Sister Rose, the beautiful young wife of Obidiah, the leader of the Church of New Believers, becomes pregnant, the ..read more

In 1975, the West Indies became the first winners of the cricket World Cup. Their style of cricket has always been ideal..read more

In Home is Where, Kwame Dawes compiles the work of more than two dozen African American poets from the Carolinas..read more

Home To Harlem

by Claude McKay

With sensual, often brutal accuracy, Claude McKay traces the parallel paths of two very different young men struggling ..read more

Hurricane Center

by Geoffrey Philp

El nino stirs clouds over the Pacific. Flashing tv screens urge a calm that no one believes. The police beat a slouched ..read more

Impossible Flying

by Kwame Dawes

Renowned poet Kwame Dawes presents his most personal and universal work in this collection of carefully arranged poems. ..read more

In these poems of pain and hurt the author explores his reactions to the atrocities of Chile’s Junta. He communicates to..read more

Inner City Girl

by Colleen Smith-Dennis

Martina does the unthinkable: a poor girl from the inner city gains entry into one of the most prestigious high schools ..read more

Presents a case study of a Jamaican high school, formerly known as a junior secondary high school. This work ..read more

Inside Jamaican Schools

by Hayacinth Evans

Students and teachers of education in the Caribbean have long relied on ethnographic research from North America to ..read more

Reggae’s rebel spirit blazes in this hot selection of short fiction from Jamaica’s Calabash Writer’s Workshop. Set in ..read more

The Caribbean area–a scattering of ethnic and racial groups with a history of colonialism and bloody attempts to assert..read more

It Begins with Tears

by Opal Palmer Adisa

This novel is set in the stone-breaking harshness of South Africa’s island prison…read more

This is a book of fifty reviews of Jamaican texts from the past seven years, It covers poetry and fiction as well as non..read more

JAMAICA’S MICHAEL MANLEY: THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION (1972-92) About the Author David Panton is a 21-year-old Jamaican. He..read more

Jamaican-born Erna Brodber, a respected sociologist and critically acclaimed novelist, fuses the literary genres of ..read more

January Children, The

by Kwame Dawes

In her dedication Safia Elhillo writes, “The January Children are the generation born in Sudan under British ..read more

Joey Tyson

by Andrew Salkey

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John Crow's Devil

by Marlon James

A powerful first novel . . . Writing with assurance and control, James uses his small-town drama to suggest the larger ..read more

Sensuous, spare language exploring color, race and love in the Third World from the author’s Jamaican perspective…read more

Light Left on, A

by Rachel Manley

Rachel Manley’s poems explore loss and grief in a life-enhancing way. They confront this most universal of experiences ..read more

Little Lion Goes to School tells the story of a young Rastafarian boy struggling to fit in at a new school where the ..read more

Long Way From Home

by Claude McKay

McKay’s account of his long odyssey from Jamaica to Harlem and then on to France, Britain, North Africa, Russia, and ..read more

Louisiana: A Novel

by Erna Brodbe

This is the first American publication of Brodber’s eagerly awaited third novel. In Louisiana: A Novel she ..read more

Mama Brown's Family

by Crystal Evans

Mama Brown’s Family is a story of love and a portrait of Injustice. It paints a canvass of a society that exploits and ..read more

Bob Marley is dead.  The Emperor Haile Selassie has been brutally murdered.  The armed gangs of Kingston are at war ..read more

The winning manuscript of the fourth annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize is also the exciting American debut by a poet ..read more

Mirror Mirror

by Professor Rex Nettleford

This 1998 New Edition of Mirror Mirror is augmented by a New Introduction. In revisiting Mirror Mirror, Professor ..read more

Louise Bennett Coverley, ‘Miss Lou’, has for decades represented the ‘face’ of Jamaican culture, the essence of what it ..read more

My Father Sun-Sun Johnson

by C.Everard Palmer

Sun-Sun Johnson enjoys life. He has enjoyed starting at the bottom and working hard to become the biggest landowner in ..read more

Claude McKay was a pre-eminent figure in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. This new edition of “My Green Hills of ..read more

Myal

by Erna Brodber

Jamaican-born novelist and sociologist Erna Brodber describes Myal as “an exploration of the links between the way of ..read more

Increasingly recognized as a poet of both the Caribbean and of the United States, especially for his “Midland,” which ..read more

New Day

by Victor Stafford Reid

Told through the memories of John Campbell, an old man whose life goes back to the Morant Bay rebellion of 1865, this ..read more

New English Dramatists

by Donald Howarth,Barry Reckord,Arnold Wesker

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New-Generation African Poets is an ambitious, vital project that delivers exactly what it promises…As a group..read more

No Humans Involved

by Sylvia Wynter

his pamphlet is one in a series titled On the Blackness of BLACKNUSS, initiated by the Moor’s Head Press of BLACKNUSS: ..read more

No Telephone to Heaven

by Michelle Cliff

A brilliant Jamaican-American writer takes on the themes of colonialism, race, myth, and political awakening through the..read more

Noises in the Blood:

by Carolyn Cooper

The language of Jamaican popular culture—its folklore, idioms, music, poetry, song—even when written is based on a ..read more

Poetry. African American Studies. “Claudia Rankine is a fiercely gifted young poet. Intelligence, a curiosity and hunger..read more

For many years Orlando Patterson has been a major contributor to the public discussion of race in America. In this ..read more

Over Our Way

by Jean D'Costa

‘We cannot see the beginnings or ends of our ways, but we can tell some of the stories of what happens over our way…..read more

Pain Tree, The

by Olive Senior

From the author of Dancing Lessons, Finalist for the 2012 Amazon.ca First Novel Award and Finalist for the 2012 ..read more

Painted Canoe, The

by Anthony C. Winkler

The Painted Canoe” is the story of a poor, ugly Jamaican fisherman who falls asleep one night on a fishing trip and ..read more

Painting Away Regrets

by Opal Palmer Adisa

Set primarily in the Bay Area of California, this compelling tale of human intent and divine manipulation touches upon ..read more

Panorama of Creation

by Carl Edward Baugh

This book is based on Dr. Baugh’s work at the Creation Evidences Museum..read more

Passing Through

by Colin Channer

From the national bestselling author of Waiting in Vain and Satisfy My Soul comes a sexy, witty collection..read more

Place to Hide, A

by Kwame Dawes

Kwame Dawes puts the “reggae aesthetic” to work in these stories of contemporary Jamaica. His characters murder, go mad..read more

Plot

by Claudia Rankine

In her third collection of poems, Claudia Rankine creates a profoundly daring, ingeniously experimental examination of ..read more

Pond, The

by Mervyn Morris

A personal finance book about a man who went from rock bottom to multi-millionaire by pursuing his passion..read more

Poverty of Nations

by Poverty of Nations

In this book Michael Manley, Prime Minister of Jamaica, records his thoughts on imperialism. “The Poverty of Nations” ..read more

Progeny of Air

by Kwame Dawes

“No matter what the country or the language, parents all over the world–loving, frustrated, exhausted parents–know ..read more

As 24-hour television, belching out the swaggering voices of American hellfire preachers, competes with dancehall, ..read more

Providential

by Colin Channer

Jamaican-born Channer draws on the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean and his own unique experience for this ..read more

Part of the book “Modernity and its futures”, translated to portuguese (Brazil) under the name of “A identidade cultural..read more

Inspired by the word “red,” this collection of poems written by black British writers—including both established ..read more

Requiem

by Kwame Dawes

In these ‘shrines of remembrance’ for the millions of the victims of transatlantic slavery, Kwame Dawes constructs a ..read more

Rice: Poems

by Kwame Dawes

In Rice, her second volume of poetry, Nikky Finney explores the complexity of rice as central to the culture, economy, ..read more

Riot

by Andrew Salkey

Gerald Manston and his friends Shifty and Fu lead pretty uneventful lives until the arrival of the “upheaval.” When ..read more

In the first essay, Patterson analyzes the very latest survey data to delineate the different attitudes, behaviors, and ..read more

There have been other books about the historical island of Annee Palmer and Rose Hall. But none has captured the true ..read more

Salt Roads, The

by Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson’s The Salt Roads centers on the spirit, Ezili’s (a goddess of love and seduction) emergence in three ..read more

Same Earth, The

by Kei Miller

It all begins with the theft of Tessa Walcott’s panties..read more

Satisfy My Soul

by Colin Channer

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The best art has the uncanny ability not only to give pleasure to those who view it but also to led to a desire to ..read more

Sex and Race

by Joel Augustus Rogers

J.A. Rogers immigrated to the United States in 1906 and became a naturalized citizen in 1917. Despite his light ..read more

This is the first full-scale comparative study of the nature of slavery. In a work of prodigious scholarship and ..read more

In the wake of her father’s death, Rachel Manley turned inward to try to understand him and to explore the impact of ..read more

Megawattage sound systems have blasted the electronically-enhanced riddims and tongue-twisting lyrics of Jamaica’s ..read more

For six months during 2015, two poets known for their capacity to create lyric responses to the complex realities around..read more

Supplying Salt and Light

by Lorna Goodison

The title sets the tone for poems about backgrounds and outlines and shadows and sources of light. This extraordinary ..read more

The Jamaican writer and cultural theorist Sylvia Wynter is best known for her diverse writings that pull together ..read more

    Before the Caribbean-inflected spoken-word poetry of the 1990s, epitomized by poetry slams at the Nuyorican Poets Café ..read more

    Diverse in theme as well as form, this new collection explodes onto the page with a maturity and dynamism rarely seen in..read more

    After tricking Tiger into leaving the soup he has been cooking, Anansi the spider eats the soup himself and manages to ..read more

    Time to Say Goodbye, A

    by C. Everard Palmer

    This is the last book in the trilogy of the Johnson saga. The story is told by Donna Rae Johnson, Rami s wife, and a ..read more

    The poems describe the journey of a newlywed couple, Mary and Joseph, to their ancestral homeland where they are to be ..read more

    Uncle Obadiah and Alien

    by Geoffrey Philp

    The lives of contemporary Jamaicans both at home and in exile in Miami are portrayed with humour, pathos and deep ..read more

    Valerie Bloom

    by Valerie Bloom

    This beautifully illustrated book, combined with exotic food and rhymes, introduces children not only to a fun way to ..read more

    Waiting in Vain

    by Colin Channer

    Meet Fire—Jamaican-born, charming, poetic, and talented—a man who’s vowed to never play “love-is-blind” games again..read more

    The beat and language of reggae arose from the Jamaican countryside and the sidewalks of Kingston, but they’re basic for..read more

    When Me Was a Boy

    by Charles Hyatt

    What was it like to be a small boy growing up in Kingston, Jamaica in the 1930s? The author presents his boyhood, and in..read more

    When the Rewards Can Be So Great is a selection of craft talks delivered by faculty at the Pacific University ..read more

    WISTERIA

    by Kwame Dawes

    In Wisteria, Kwame Dawes finds poignant meaning in the landscape and history of Sumter, a small town in central ..read more

    Wooing of Beppo Tate, The

    by C Everard Palmer

    The Wooing of Beppo Tate is a lively and popular account of life in Kendal, a small village in Jamaica, similar to the ..read more

    This text takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of women and gender issues in the Caribbean. Olive Senior, ..read more

    When Kei Miller describes these as essays and prophecies, he shares with the reader a sensibility in which the sacred ..read more

    Xango Music

    by Geoffrey Philp

    Jamaican born, Miami resident, Geoffrey Philp finds in Xango a powerful metaphor for the rich, syncretic diversity, the ..read more

    Young Warriors, The

    by Victor Stafford Reid

    Five Maroon boys pass tests of skill and endurance to become warriors in their village. When they go out hunting to ..read more