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No. 20 • May 2009

Image above: Untitled drawing (2008), by Adam Williams; ink on paper; courtesy the artist


Guzum power
Kei Miller on The Book of Night Women, by Marlon James

In pieces
Anu Lakhan on Everything Is Now: New and Collected Stories, and If I Could Write This in Fire, by Michelle Cliff

Crimes and misdemeanours
Andre Bagoo on Trinidad Noir, ed. Lisa Allen-Agostini and Jeanne Mason

Where in the whirl
Vahni Capildeo on More, by Austin Clarke

Prodigal daughter
Kelly Baker Josephs on The Other Side of Paradise, by Staceyann Chin

Looking for Padmore
Jeremy Taylor on George Padmore: Pan-African Revolutionary, ed. Fitzroy Baptiste and Rupert Lewis

Early bards
John T. Gilmore on Caribbean Treasure: A Trove of 18th Century Barbadian Poetry and Prose, ed. Kevyn Alan Arthur

Vanessa Spence on Black River, by Amanda Smyth
Gavin O’Toole on Translating Empire: José Martí, Migrant Latino Subjects, and American Modernities, by Laura Lomas

Other new and recent books



Art ancestors

Photos on the walls
By Yoss (José Sánchez Gómez), translated by David Iaconangelo

“The editing eye”
Nicolette Bethel talks to Nicholas Laughlin about the new Bahamas-based online poetry journal tongues of the ocean

Adam Williams’s whimsically serious drawings

Demerara Sugar, by Fred D’Aguiar
The Edge of Night and The Bone-Trip, by Ian McDonald
Acoustic, by Sassy Ross
Everson Tweed Explains to the Constable, by Thomas Reiter