Fiction reviews index

Articles are arranged chronologically, with most recent pieces first. Return to main subject index here.


Portrait of a dictator, by J. Michael Dash (review of Reasons of State, by Alejo Carpentier), September 2016

Circa 1953: In the Castle of My Skin, by Karen Lord (“Circa” review of George Lamming’s debut novel), August 2016

Growing pains, by Gabrielle Bellot (review of The Star Side of Bird Hill, by Naomi Jackson), November 2015

Make you real, by David Knight, Jr. (review of Land of Love and Drowning, by Tiphanie Yanique), August 2015

The kindness of strangers, by Brendan de Caires (review of The Sly Company of People Who Care, by Rahul Bhattacharya), January 2012

Labyrinths of solitude, by Lisa Allen-Agostini (review of The Loneliness of Angels, by Myriam J.A. Chancy), September 2011

Out of Africa, by F.S.J. Ledgister (review of Changó, the Biggest Badass, by Manuel Zapata Olivella), March 2011

Truths and consequences, by Charmaine Valere (review of The Long Song, by Andrea Levy), March 2011

Kaleidoscope man, by Malachi McIntosh (review of Other Leopards and The Third Temptation, by Denis Williams, and Denis Williams: A Life in Works, ed. Charlotte Williams and Evelyn A. Williams), November 2010

Between a rock and a hard place, by Philip Nanton (review of Of Water and Rock, by Thomas Armstrong), November 2010

The anthropologist, by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw (review of How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired, I Am a Japanese Writer, and Heading South, by Dany Laferrière), November 2010

Suffer the children, by Lisa Allen-Agostini (review of Dog-Heart, by Diana McCaulay), November 2010

Redemption song, by Robert Edison Sandiford (review of Redemption in Indigo, by Karen Lord), September 2010

Lonely Londoner, by Jonathan Ali (review of Escape from an Autumn Pavement, by Andrew Salkey), July 2010

Revolutionary roads, by Vanessa Spence (review of Eating Air, by Pauline Melville), July 2010

The trip to bountiful, by Geoffrey Philp (review of The Fullness of Everything, by Patricia Powell), July 2010

Dear Eric, by Andre Bagoo (review of The White Woman on the Green Bicycle, by Monique Roffey), July 2010

Reptile metaphysics, by Anu Lakhan (review of Crocodile, by Anthony C. Winkler), May 2010

Guzum power, by Kei Miller (review of The Book of Night Women, by Marlon James), May 2009

Where in the whirl, by Vahni Capildeo (review of More, by Austin Clarke), May 2009

Her foolish heart, by Vanessa Spence (review of Black Rock, by Amanda Smyth), May 2009

Family matters, by Melissa Richards (review of Pynter Bender, by Jacob Ross), February 2009

Private lives, by Ronald Cummings (review of Valmiki’s Daughter, by Shani Mootoo), February 2009

History lessons, by Geoffrey Philp (review of Daddy Sharpe, by Fred W. Kennedy), February 2009

Move on up, by Lisa Allen-Agostini (review of Into the Mosaic, by Marlene St Rose), February 2009

It takes a village, by Lisa Allen-Agostini (review of The Same Earth, by Kei Miller), November 2008

Wonder boy, by Marlon James (review of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz), February 2008

Black rain, by Annie Paul (review of The Rainmaker’s Mistake, by Erna Brodber), February 2008

Space rastas, by Lisa Allen-Agostini (review of Ragamuffin, by Tobias S. Buckell), November 2007

Man for all seasons, by Brendan de Caires (review of Havana Red, Havana Black, and Havana Blue, by Leonardo Padura, trans. Peter Bush), August 2007

Kinky reggae, by Jonathan Ali (review of She’s Gone, by Kwame Dawes), August 2007

Full fathom five, by Lisa Allen-Agostini (review of The New Moon’s Arms, by Nalo Hopkinson), May 2007

Trinidad is paradise, by Melissa Richards (review of Like Heaven, by Niala Maharaj), February 2007

Ghost world, by Brendan de Caires (review of The Ghost of Memory, by Wilson Harris), February 2007

Stuck on the beanstalk, by Judy Raymond (review of Magic Seeds, by V.S. Naipaul), November 2004

Short fiction

Funny as hell, by Ayanna Gillian Lloyd (review of The Ten Days Executive and Other Stories, by Rhoda Bharath), August 2016

Downstairs stories, by A. Naomi Jackson (review of The Ladies Are Upstairs, by Merle Collins), November 2013

What we go do?, by Anton Nimblett (review of Near Open Water: Stories, by Keith Jardim), November 2013

In a minor key, by Philip Nanton (review of In Search of Asylum: The Later Writings of Eric Walrond, ed. Louis J. Parascandola and Carl A. Wade), November 2013

Women in love, by Ifeona Fulani (review of By Love Possessed, by Lorna Goodison), November 2011

Where is the love, by Melissa Richards (review of Sections of an Orange, by Anton Nimblett), September 2010

Bridge beyond, by Nadia Ellis (review of How to Escape from a Leper Colony, by Tiphanie Yanique), July 2010

Blood witness, by Ronald Cummings (review of The Torturer’s Wife, by Thomas Glave), May 2010

Tristes tropiques, by Jonathan Ali (review of The Island Quintet: A Sequence, by Raymond Ramcharitar), May 2010

Greener pastures, by Lisa Allen-Agostini (review of Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Stories, by Geoffrey Philp), May 2010

In pieces, by Anu Lakhan (review of Everything Is Now: New and Collected Stories, and If I Could Write This in Fire, by Michelle Cliff), May 2009

Narrowing vision, by Charmaine Valere (review of Fictions, Volume 1, by Ruel Johnson), November 2008

Modern love, by Nicholas Laughlin (review of What You Can’t Tell Him, by Sharon Leach), May 2008

The lives of others, by Melissa Richards (review of Four Taxis Facing North, by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw), February 2008

Humanism for all ages, by Nicholas Laughlin (review of The Nobbie Stories for Children and Adults, by C.L.R. James), November 2007

Fiction anthologies

Good like cook food, by Stephen Narain (review of Caribbean Erotic: Poetry, Prose, and Essays, ed. Opal Palmer Adisa and Donna Aza Weir-Soley), January 2012

Crimes and misdemeanours, by Andre Bagoo (review of Trinidad Noir, ed. Lisa Allen-Agostini and Jeanne Mason), May 2009

All in the family, by Kelly Baker Josephs (review of Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Gay and Lesbian Writing from the Antilles, ed. Thomas Glave), November 2008