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No. 25 • January 2011

Image above: I Am Not Afraid to Fight a Perfect Stranger (2009), by John Cox; acrylic on canvas, 167.6 x 274.3 cm

Reviews

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Necessary danger
Brendan de Caires on Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, by Edwidge Danticat

Into the deep
Edward Baugh on Undraining Sea, by Vahni Capildeo

Shades of history
F.S.J. Ledgister on A Black Soldier’s Story: The Narrative of Ricardo Batrell and the Cuban War of Independence, ed. and trans. Mark A. Sanders

Ghetto geographies
Nadia Ellis on DanceHall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto, by Sonjah Stanley Niaah

Creole to the world
Dylan Kerrigan on Globalisation and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes on Fleeing the Plantation, by Michaeline A. Crichlow

How sweet it is
Ronald Cummings on Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism Between Women in Caribbean Literature, by Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley

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The 2010 CRB books of the year
The CRB’s editors recommend eleven outstanding books from last year

TRIBUTE
Homme du tout-monde
J. Michael Dash on Édouard Glissant (1928–2011), Martiniquan poet, novelist, and essayist

CONVERSATION
“We are on the verge of listening”
Earl Lovelace talks to B.C. Pires about his long-awaited new novel Is Just a Movie, and acknowledging the importance of rebellion

ON VIEW
Belonging to in-between
Jerry Philogene reviews Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions, curated by Christopher Cozier and Tatiana Flores, at the Art Museum of the Americas

NOTEBOOK
Tomorrow and the world
Nicholas Laughlin on reading Martin Carter’s poems while watching the 2011 Egyptian uprising

SCREENING NOTES
In her solitude
Jonathan Ali reviews The Solitary Alchemist, directed by Mariel Brown

LISTENING IN
Alastair Bird on the reissue of Eddie Hooper’s “Pass It On” and “Tomorrow’s Sun”, and disco’s Caribbean connections

POEM
Cozumel, Island of Swallows, by Pamela Mordecai