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No. 17 • August 2008

Image above: Detail of Love Hate Indifference (2006), by Ewan Atkinson; mixed media on paper, from the Fiction series; courtesy the artist

Reviews

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Hail to the chief
Jeremy Taylor on Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey, by Colin Grant

Clocking cadence
Vahni Capildeo on Black Yeats: Eric Roach and the Politics of Caribbean Poetry, by Laurence A. Breiner

What lies within
Lisa Allen-Agostini on Shell, by Olive Senior

High breed
Tanya Shirley on Leaving Traces, by Velma Pollard

Rock of ages
John T. Gilmore on Limestone, by Anthony Kellman

Other versions
Hyacinth Simpson on Nationalism and the Formation of Caribbean Literature, by Leah Reade Rosenberg

IN BRIEF
Allison White on Puerto Rican Poetry: A Selection from Aboriginal to Contemporary Times, ed. Roberto Márquez
• Nicholas Laughlin on Cuba: Art and History from 1868 to Today, ed. Nathalie Bondil
• Lisa Allen-Agostini on Bellas Gate Boy, by Trevor Rhone
• Dylan Kerrigan on Bacchanalian Sentiments: Musical Experiments and Political Counterpoints in Trinidad, by Kevin K. Birth

ALSO NOTED
Other new and recent books

Etc.

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READING LIST

Yours etc.

FILM NOTEBOOK
Jonathan Ali on The Insatiable Season, dir. Mariel Brown
Emilie Upczak on Eat, For This Is My Body, dir. Michelange Quay
Ingrid Persaud on On the Map, dir. Annalee Davis

PORTFOLIO
Full frontal
Christopher Cozier on Gerard Gaskin’s Trinidad Artists series

CONVERSATION
“I know the language is true”
Lorna Goodison talks to Nicholas Laughlin about writing her family memoir From Harvey River

LIFE AND TIMES
In Montego Bay
Anthony C. Winkler on his Jamaica childhood

NOTEBOOK
Judy Raymond on the art of make-up and Jean Rhys
Kei Miller on the texture of fiction in Caribbean life
Melissa Richards meets Patrick French, biographer of V.S. Naipaul

SKETCHBOOK
Ewan Atkinson’s Fiction

POEMS
Poem, by Anu Lakhan
Blues for Cousin Alvin and Bosch’s Vision, by Anthony Joseph

LETTER
Carole Boyce Davies responds to a review of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones