No. 16 • May 2008

Image above: Culu Culu (2008), by Michelle Eistrup; photo collage and drawing, Lambda print, 52.42 x 25.51 inches; courtesy the artist


Free individual
Brendan de Caires on C.L.R. James: Cricket’s Philosopher King, by Dave Renton, and Urbane Revolutionary: C.L.R. James and the Struggle for a New Society, by Frank Rosengarten

Words made flesh
Vahni Capildeo on New Caribbean Poetry, ed. Kei Miller; American Fall, by Raymond Ramcharitar; and There Is an Anger that Moves, by Kei Miller

Crossing over
Anu Lakhan on Transgression, Transition, and Transformation: Essays in Caribbean Culture, by Gordon Rohlehr

Family treasure
Shara McCallum on From Harvey River, by Lorna Goodison

Excavating Claudia
Jeremy Taylor on Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones, by Carol Boyce Davies

Examined lives
Mervyn Morris on Impossible Flying and A Far Cry from Plymouth Rock, by Kwame Dawes

What’s in a name
Bridget Brereton on Archibald Monteath: Igbo, Jamaican, Moravian, by Maureen Warner-Lewis

Many rivers
Simon Lee on Crossing the Water: A Photographic Guide to the Afro-Cuban Spirit World, by Claire Garoutte and Anneke Wambaugh

Under the gun
Mark Lyndersay on Days of Wrath: The 1990 Coup in Trinidad and Tobago, by Raoul Pantin


• Nicholas Laughlin on Llewellyn Xavier: His Life and Work, ed. Edward Lucie-Smith
Nicholas Laughlin on What You Can’t Tell Him, by Sharon Leach
• Jonathan Ali on In Search of Buccaneers, by Anthony Gambrill

Other new and recent books



For the birds

Life studies
Melanie Archer on Rachel Amy Rochford’s Golden Glance

Final return
Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw and J. Michael Dash on the legacy of Aimé Césaire (1913–2008)

Remembering London
E.A. Markham (1939–2008) on the city of his youth

In praise of Colly
Edward Baugh on Frank Collymore and the making of West Indian literature

Curator’s Eye III, at the National Gallery of Jamaica

• Blood Ties, by Sassy Ross
• Sabbatic, by Fred D’Aguiar