No. 8 • May 2006

Image above: Painting for Adrian I (2005; mixed media, 60 x 108 inches), by Hope Brooks; from the collection of Grand Valley State University, Michigan; courtesy the artist
Apocalypse now
Jeremy Taylor on Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti, by Michael Deibert

Shard by shard
Mervyn Morris on Night Vision , by Kendel Hippolyte

Touch of class
Melissa Richards on He Drown She in the Sea, by Shani Mootoo

Fade to black
Vahni Capildeo on Dancing in the Dark , by Caryl Phillips

Lost and found
Carl A. Wade on “Look for Me All Around You”: Anglophone Caribbean Immigrants in the Harlem Renaissance, ed. Louis J. Parascandola

The right to opacity
John T. Gilmore on The Collected Poems of Édouard Glissant, trans. Jeff Humphries with Melissa Manolas

Notes from inbetween
Marlon James on Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent, by Thomas Glave

• Philip Nanton on Born to Slow Horses, by Kamau Brathwaite
• Jonathan Ali on A Silent Life, by Ryhaan Shah
• Jeremy Taylor on Memories, Dreams  and Nightmares: A Short Story Anthology by Belizean Women Writers

Other new and recent books



• Jeremy Taylor on the impossibility of criticism
• Nicholas Laughlin on imaginary islands

• “The night wet our lips”, by Anu Lakhan