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Caribbean Studies Series

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Books in this series consider traditional, interdisciplinary, and comparative approaches to the politics, history, literature, philosophies, and popular culture of the Caribbean. These books include scholarly monographs and edited volumes covering politics, history, literary criticism, anthropology, and more broadly cultural studies.

Series editors: Natasha Barnes, associate professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Anton Allahar, professor of sociology at the University of Western Ontario.

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Taking Flight

Caribbean women have long utilized the medium of fiction to break the pervasive silence surrounding abuse and exploitation. Contemporary works by such authors as Tiphanie Yanique and Nicole Dennis-Benn ...

Caribbean Masala

Winner of the 2019 Gordon K. & Sybil Lewis Book Award

In 1833, the abolition of slavery in the British Empire led to the import of exploited South Asian indentured workers in the Caribbean under extreme ...

Maroons and the Marooned

Contributions by Richard Bodek, Claire P. Curtis, Joseph Kelly, Simon Lewis, Steve Mentz, J. Brent Morris, Peter Sands, Edward Shore, and James O'Neil Spady

Commonly, the word maroon refers to someone cast ...

Carnival Is Woman

Contributions by Darrell Gerohn Baksh, Jan de Cosmo, Frances Henry, Jeff Henry, Adanna Kai Jones, Samantha Noel, Dwaine Plaza, Philip W. Scher, and Asha St. Bernard

Women are performing an ever-growing ...

Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection

Juan Francisco Manzano and Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés (Plácido) were perhaps the most important and innovative Cuban writers of African descent during the Spanish colonial era. Both nineteenth-century ...

Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

These essays by Brian Meeks, a noted public intellectual in the Caribbean, reflect on Caribbean politics, particularly radical politics and ideologies in the postcolonial era. But his essays also explain ...

Connecting Histories

The Francophone Caribbean boasts a trove of literary gems. Distinguished by innovative, elegant writing and thought-provoking questions of history and identity, this exciting body of work demands scholarly ...

Mulata Nation

Throughout Cuban history, the mulata, a woman of mixed racial identity, features prominently in visual and performative culture. Tracing the figure through historical eras, Alison Fraunhar looks at the ...

In the Forests of Freedom

In this detailed, brilliantly researched book, historian Lennox Honychurch tells the enthralling and previously untold story of how the Maroons of Dominica challenged the colonial powers in a heroic struggle ...

The Indian Caribbean

Winner of the 2018 Gordon K. and Sybil Farrell Lewis Award for the best book in Caribbean studies from the Caribbean Studies Association

This book tells a distinct story of Indians in the Caribbean--one ...