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No. 14 • November 2007

Image above: Detail of Noche insular: Metamorfosis (2004–6), by Ibrahim Miranda; vermilion, xylograph, serigraph, varnish, mercury chromium on maps, dimensions variable; courtesy the artist and the Brooklyn Museum

Reviews

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Doctor, doctor
Judy Raymond on Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbean, by Colin A. Palmer

Great black hope
Jeremy Taylor on Toussaint Louverture: A Biography, by Madison Smartt Bell

Against ignorance
Kwame Dawes on Kamau Brathwaite’s MiddlePassages: A Lecture

The lives of words
Glyne Griffith on I Been There, Sort Of: New and Selected Poems, by Mervyn Morris

Sing another one
Kei Miller on Windrush Songs, by James Berry

Space rastas
Lisa Allen-Agostini on Ragamuffin, by Tobias S. Buckell

Creole survivors
Simon Lee on The Garifuna: A Nation Across Borders, ed. Joseph O. Palacio

An island is a world
Nicholas Laughlin on Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art, curated by Tumelo Mosaka

IN BRIEF
Nicholas Laughlin on The Nobbie Stories for Children and Adults, by C.L.R. James
• Nicholas Laughlin on Saint Lucian Literature and Theatre: An Anthology of Reviews, ed. John Robert Lee and Kendel Hippolyte
• Georgina Jiménez on The Boys from Dolores: Fidel Castro’s Schoolmates from Revolution to Exile, by Patrick Symmes
• Vaneisa Baksh on Shouts from the Outfield: The ArtsEtc Cricket Anthology, ed. Linda M. Deane and Robert Edison Sandiford
• Jonathan Ali on Freedom and Responsibility — the Dean Speaks: A Collection of the Writings of George John

ALSO NOTED
Other new and recent books

Etc.

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READING LIST
From the life

LIFE AND TIMES
I join the subversives
Ralph de Boissière on literary Trinidad in the 1930s

CONVERSATION
“I live a simple life”

Pedro Juan Gutiérrez talks to Nazma Muller about the dangers of autobiographical writing

NOTEBOOK
Cold comfort
Georgia Popplewell on Frances-Anne Solomon’s film A Winter Tale

POEMS
• Goat Boy and Dream Heron, by Ian McDonald
• Blue Song and The Fall, by Shara McCallum