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No. 13 • August 2007

Image above: Detail of Forgiveness Tarot (2007), by Nikolai Noel; courtesy the artist

Reviews

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Man for all seasons
Brendan de Caires on Havana Red, Havana Black, and Havana Blue, by Leonardo Padura, trans. Peter Bush

Wish you were here
Melanie Archer on An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque, by Krista A. Thompson

Many tongues
John T. Gilmore on The Trickster’s Tongue: An Anthology of Poetry in Translation from Africa and the African Diaspora, ed. and trans. Mark de Brito

Kinky reggae
Jonathan Ali on She’s Gone, by Kwame Dawes

Power of one
Philip Nanton on Beyond the Islands: An Autobiography, by James Mitchell

IN BRIEF
• Lisa Allen-Agostini on Erzulie’s Skirt, by Ana-Maurine Lara
• Lisa Allen-Agostini on Skin, by Drisana Deborah Jack
Nicholas Laughlin on The Earliest Inhabitants: The Dynamics of the Jamaican Taíno, ed. Lesley-Gail Atkinson, and Taíno Indian Myth and Practice: The Arrival of the Stranger King, by William F. Keegan
• Nicholas Laughlin on A Historical Study of Women in Jamaica, 1655–1844, by Lucille Mathurin Mair, and I Want to Disturb My Neighbour: Lectures on Slavery, Emancipation, and Postcolonial Jamaica, by Verene A. Shepherd
• Robert Edison Sandiford on Volcano: A Memoir, by Yvonne Weekes

ALSO NOTED
Other new and recent books

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READING LIST

Shadowing Sir Vidia

LIFE AND TIMES
Imagination’s gold
David Dabydeen on the forgotten poems of Egbert Martin

CONVERSATION
“Writing is about discovery”
Geoffrey Philp talks to Nicholas Laughlin about litblogging

INFLUENCES
Worthless women
Marlon James on Jean Rhys and her female characters

LISTENING IN
Music from little red, white, and black
B.C. Pires on jointpop’s January Transfer Window

NOTEBOOK
• Nicholas Laughlin on Nikolai Noel’s Forgiveness
• Judy Raymond behind the scenes with Meiling
Garnette Cadogan on V.S. Naipaul’s non-fiction

POEMS
• Mangrove, by Vahni Capildeo
• Rats But No Worry, by Thomas Reiter

PORTFOLIO
Calabash 2007; photographs by Georgia Popplewell