West Indian Literature: Selections


----- Aime Cesaire ( by and about) -----

Cesaire, Aime, The Tragedy of King Christophe. Paul Breslin & Rachel Ney, translators. Northwestern, 2013.
---------------------A Season in the Congo. Seagull Books, 2010;
---------------------Notebook of a Return to the Native Land. Wesleyan, 2001; ​
---------------------Discourse on Colonialism. Monthly Review Press, 2000; ​
​---------------------The Collected Poetry. U of CA Press, 1983. ​ Chatelier, Armelle. Once Upon A Time Aime Cesaire, Oula Publications, 2010


Brown, Stewart and Wickham, John, editors. The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories. Oxford, 1999.
Brown, Stewart, editor. Caribbean New Wave: Contemporary Short Stories. Heinemann, 1990.
Figueroa, John J., editor An Anthology of African and Caribbean Writing in English. Heinemann, 1982
Markham, E. A., editor The Penguin Book of Caribbean Short Stories. Penguin, 1996.
Morris, Mervyn, editor. The Faber Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories. Faber, 1990.
Nunez, Elizabeth and Sparrow, Jennifer, editors. Stories from the Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at home and abroad. Seal Press, 2006.
Walmsley, Anne, editor. The Sun's Eye. (New Edition) Longman Caribbean, 1968.

​ ​ ------POETRY ------​

Brown, Stewart and McWatt, Mark, editors. The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. Oxford, 2005.
Burnett, Paula, editor. The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse in English. Penguin Classics, 1986, 2005.
Dawes, Kwame, editor. Wheel and Come Again: An Anthology of Reggae Poetry. Peepal Tree, 2008.
--Editor. So Much Things to Say. Akashic, 2010.
McDonald, Ian and Brown, Stewart, editors. The Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry. Heinemann, 1992.
Miller, Kei, editor. New Caribbean Poetry: an Anthology. Carcanet, 2007.
Robinson, Gemma, editor. University of Hunger: Collected Poems and Selected Prose of Martin Carter. Bloodaxe Books, 2006.​​

------West Indian Literary Journals on paper and online------

Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal www.anthurium.miami.edu. Published from the University of Miami, debuted online in 2003. Appears roughly twice per year.
ARC: Art, Recognition, Culture. www.arcthemagazine.com. Caribbean Art & Culture, sharing the work of both emerging and established artists.
Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters (www.nyu.edu/calabash). Based at New York University. Started in 2000. Founding Editor: Jacqueline Bishop. Editor: Gerard Aching.
Caribbean Beat: The Magazine of The True Caribbean. Published since 1992 by Media and Editorial Projects Ltd (MEP), it is the leading magazine on Caribbean and West Indian arts, culture and society. The inflight magazine of Caribbean Airways. (formerly BWIA).
Caribbean Quarterly 1949-. Edited by Director of Extra Mural Studies, UWI, Mona, Jamaica.
​ The Caribbean Review of Books (CRB). Edited by Nicholas Laughlin. www.caribbeanreviewofbooks.com.
​ The Caribbean Writer 1987-. Published by the University of the Virgin Islands.
Caribbeing. www.caribbeing.com. ìBuilding community through the lens of Caribbean cinema & art.
The Journal of West Indian Literature 1986 -. Edited & published by Dept. of Lit. in English, UWI.
Repeating Islands. www.repeatingislands.com
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism . Editor: David Scott (1958-). Associate Editors: Anthony Bogues, Nadi Edwards, Annie Paul.
The Starving Artist Project. http://starvingartistproject.com. A creative platform for Caribbean art.
​ Tongues of the Ocean www.tonguesoftheocean.org. Poetry journal based in the Bahamas. Launched in 2009. Edited by poet and playwright Nicolette Bethel. Three issues annually.
The Trinidad and Tobago Review (formerly Tapia), beginning publication in 1969, has regularly published poetry, prose and reviews of Caribbean Literature. Among its writers have been Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite, Gordon Rohlehr, Ian McDonald, Kenneth Ramchand. It was edited for many years by the late Lloyd Best (1934-2007). Published by the Trinidad and Tobago Institute of the West Indies.
​ WASAFIRI (UK) 1984-. Edited by Susheila Nasta. Published for the Association for the Teaching of Caribbean, African, Asian and Associated Literatures (ATCAL).
Many blogs created by individual writers discuss and review Caribbean Literature and related issues.​​

------Readings on West Indian Literature in English------
Aiyejina, Funso. Self-Portraits: Interviews with Ten West Indian Writers and Two Critics. UWI School of Continuing Studies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, 2003.
Ashcroft, Bill ; Griffiths, Gareth; Tiffin, Helen, editors. The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures. 2nd Edition. Routledge, 2002.
Baugh, Edward, editor. Critics on Caribbean Literature. Allen & Unwin, 1978.
Baugh, Edward. West Indian Poetry 1900-1970: A Study in Cultural Decolonization. Savacou, 1971.
Benitez-Rojo, Antonio (1931-2004). The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective. Duke, 1996.
Birbalsingh, Frank, editor. Frontiers of Caribbean Literature in English. St. Martinís Press, 1996.
Birbalsingh, Frank. Passion and Exile: Essays in Caribbean Literature. Hansib, 1988.
Bobb, June D. Beating a Restless Drum: The Poetics of Kamau Brathwaite and Derek Walcott. Africa World Press, 1998.
​ Booker, M. Keith and Juraga, Dubravka, editors. The Caribbean Novel in English: An Introduction. Ian Randle, 2001.​
Brathwaite, Kamau. History of the Voice: The Development of Nation Language in Anglophone Caribbean Poetry. New Beacon, 1984.
Sir Galahad and the Islands.In Iounaloa: Recent Writing from St. Lucia. Government Printing Office, 1963.
Brown, Stewart, editor. All Are Involved: The Art of Martin Carter. Peepal Tree, 2004.
Brown, Stewart. Tourist, Traveller, Troublemaker: Essays on Poetry. Peepal Tree, 2007.​
Chamoiseau, Patrick. Creole Folktales. New Press, 1994;
​ ---------------------------------Texaco. Pantheon, 1997.
Cudjoe, Selwyn R. Caribbean Women Writers: Essays from the First International Conference. U Mass, 2009.
Dabydeen, David and Wilson-Tagore, Nana. A Reader’s Guide to West Indian and Black Literature. Hansib, 1988.
​ Dance, Daryl Cumber. New World Adams: Conversations with Contemporary West Indian Writers. Peepal Tree, 1992.
Dash, J. Michael. The Other America: Caribbean Literature in a New World Context. UVA, 1998.
Davies, Carole Boyce; Fido, Elaine Savory, editors. Out of the Kumbla: Caribbean Women and Literature. Africa World Press, 1994.​
Dawes, Kwame, editor. Talk Yuh Talk: Interviews with Anglophone Caribbean Poets. UVA , 2000.
Dawes, Kwame. Natural Mysticism: Towards a New Reggae Aesthetic. Peepal Tree, 1999.
De Loughery, Elizabeth M. Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture. UVA , 2005.
Ferguson, James. Travellerís Literary Companion: Caribbean. Passport Books, 1997.
James, Cynthia. The Maroon Narrative: Caribbean Literature in English across Boundaries, Ethnicities and Centuries (Studies in Caribbean Literature). Heinemann, 2002.
King, Bruce, editor. West Indian Literature. 2nd Edition. Macmillan, 1995.
​ Lamming, George. The Pleasures of Exile. Ann Arbor, 1992.
Morris, Mervyn & Allen, Carolyn, editors. Writing Life: Reflections by West Indian Writers. Ian Randle, 2008.
Morris, Mervyn. Is English We Speaking and Other Essays. Ian Randle, 1999.
​ ---------------------Making West Indian Literature. Ian Randle , 2005.​
Nettleford, Rex. Inward Stretch, Outward Reach: A Voice from the Caribbean. Macmillan, 1993.

Ramchand, Kenneth (1939-). The West Indian Novel and Its Background. Faber 1970; Heinemann, 1993. Revised edition published by Ian Randle, 2004, with bibliographies to 1967.
Sertima, Ivan Van (1935-2009). Caribbean Writers: Critical Essays. New Beacon Books, 1968.
Walmsley, Anne. The Caribbean Artists Movement 1966-1972: A literary and Cultural History. New Beacon Books, 1992.