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No. 12 • May 2007

Image above: Detail of Little Crippled Haiti (2006), by Édouard Duval Carrié; mixed media on aluminium, 48 x 48 inches; courtesy the artist and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery


A view of one’s own
Brendan de Caires on Selected Poems, by Derek Walcott, ed. Edward Baugh, and Derek Walcott, by Edward Baugh

Anu Lakhan on The Painted Canoe, Going Home to Teach, The Duppy, The Lunatic, The Great Yacht Race, and Dog War, by Anthony C. Winkler, and Out of Order: Anthony Winkler and White West Indian Writing, by Kim Robinson-Walcott

Look homeward
John T. Gilmore on An Intellectual History of the Caribbean, by Silvio Torres-Saillant

Full fathom five
Lisa Allen-Agostini on The New Moon’s Arms, by Nalo Hopkinson

• Keith Jardim on Meet Me in Mozambique and At Home with Miss Vanessa, by E.A. Markham
• Nicholas Laughlin on The First West Indies Cricket Tour, ed. Hilary McD. Beckles
• Nicholas Laughlin on Why We Write: Conversations with African Canadian Poets and Novelists, ed. H. Nigel Thomas
Nicholas Laughlin on DS (2), by Kamau Brathwaite
• Nicholas Laughlin on Caribbean Dreams, by Michael Wissing and Regine Hodeige

Other new and recent books



Annie Paul on the 2006 Jamaica National Biennial

• First Book of Chronicles and Second Book of Chronicles, by Kei Miller

Ti Amos
From Sleeping Rough in Port-au-Prince: An Ethnography of Street Children and Violence in Haiti, by J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat

Remembering Lloyd Best
Personal tributes by Gordon Rohlehr, Christopher Cozier, and Nicholas Laughlin