No. 27 • September 2011

Image above: Carnaval, by Victor Patricio Landaluze (1828-1889)



Enigmas of exile
Nicolette Bethel on Running the Dusk, by Christian Campbell; A Light Song of Light, by Kei Miller; and Far District, by Ishion Hutchinson

New testament
Vahni Capildeo on Poems: All Things Bright & Quadrille for Tigers, by Christine Craig

The imperial African
Daniel Whittall on Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora, by Marika Sherwood

Merry monarchs
F.S.J. Ledgister on Cuban Fiestas, by Roberto González Echevarría

Labyrinths of solitude
Lisa Allen-Agostini on The Loneliness of Angels, by Myriam J.A. Chancy

Freedom’s shadows
Brendan de Caires on Empire of Liberty: Power, Desire, and Freedom, by Anthony Bogues


Recent Caribbean film

A special section, supported by the trinidad+tobago film festival 2011

Fields of fire
Georgia Popplewell on Fire in Babylon, directed by Stevan Riley

Far from heaven
Ian Craig on Boleto al paraíso, directed by Gerardo Chijona

Before night falls
David Iaconangelo on Jean Gentil, directed by Laura Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas




Atlantic crossings
Alastair Bird on Laru Beya, an album by Aurelio Martinez

Changeling and The Night Grew Dark Around Us, by Andre Bagoo