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  • Adisa, Opal Palmer.
    IT BEGINS WITH TEARS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover. Part of the Caribbean Writers Series.

    Oxford: Heinemann, 1997. SIGNED first edition - Jamaican born poet and short story writer's first novel, rooted in the folk tradition of the Caribbean villages. SIGNED by author on title page and dated 8/28/97. ISBN: 0-435-989464.

    Condition: As new in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 20090
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  • TAMARIND AND MANGO WOMAN. by Adisa, Opal Palmer.
    Adisa, Opal Palmer.
    TAMARIND AND MANGO WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1992. SIGNED first edition - Collection of poetry by this Afro-Caribbean writer, born in Jamaica. INSCRIBED by Adisa on title page - For --- "May the words transport you to my land" - and dated in1993. 118 pp. ISBN: 0--20813712.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74903
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  • BAKE-FACE AND OTHER GUAVA STORIES. by Adisa, Opal Palmer.
    Adisa, Opal Palmer.
    BAKE-FACE AND OTHER GUAVA STORIES.

    Edition: Second printing of the original edition, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Berkeley, CA: Kelsey Street Press, (1987.). Collection of short stories rooted in the oral tradition of her Jamaican homeland - includes the 1987 Pushcart Prize winning story, `Duppy Get Her'. Praise on cover from Alice Walker and Michelle Cliff. Introduction by Barbara Christian. xiii, 116 pp. ISBN: 0-932716-202.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (some pencil underlining in the introduction).

    Book ID: 54272
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  • GREEN CANE AND JUICY FLOTSAM, Short Stories by Caribbean Women. by (Adisa, Opal Palmer; Kincaid, Jamaica; Cliff, Michelle and others) Esteves, Carmen C. and Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth, editors.
    (Adisa, Opal Palmer; Kincaid, Jamaica; Cliff, Michelle and others) Esteves, Carmen C. and Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth, editors.
    GREEN CANE AND JUICY FLOTSAM, Short Stories by Caribbean Women.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback.

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1991. In addition to the contributors shown above, this includes selections by Hilda Contreras, Maryse Conde, Rosario Ferre, Hazel Campbell, Olga Nolla, Ana Lydia Vega, Olive Senior and many others. Selected bibliography. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-8135-17389.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73412
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  • PSYCHIC UNREST. by Allen, Lillian.
    Allen, Lillian.
    PSYCHIC UNREST.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Toronto: Insomniac Press, (1999). First edition - A powerful collection of poetry by this award winning writer, born in Jamaica who moved to Canada in 1969. "Psychic Unrest is full of sea and rain, love and disappointment, blues and golds, rhythm and revolution." 102 pp. ISBN: 1-895837553.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wraps, with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 55767
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  • Berry, James.
    CHAIN OF DAYS.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985. First edition - Collection of poetry by this Jamaican-born writer. The poems deal with the colonized and the colonizer, with slavery and life in Africa and the new world.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 3994
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  • DIGGING UP THE MOUNTAINS: Selected Stories. by Bissondath, Neil.
    Bissondath, Neil.
    DIGGING UP THE MOUNTAINS: Selected Stories.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Penguin, (1987.). First book by the nephew of V. S. Naipul, a collection of short stories set either in the author''s native Trinidad or dealing with Trinidadian immigrants in Canada. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0089357.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 52429
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  • CARIBBEAN WOMEN WRITERS: Women Writers of English and Their Works. by Bloom, Harold, editor.
    Bloom, Harold, editor.
    CARIBBEAN WOMEN WRITERS: Women Writers of English and Their Works.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publications, (1997). First edition - Includes biographical information, a selection of critical extracts, and the complete bibliographies (through the date of publication) of twelve Caribbean authors: Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Erna Brodber, Michelle Cliff, Merle Collins, Edwidge Danticat, Zee Edgell, Beryl Gilroy, Merle Hodge, Jamaica Kincaid, Paule Marshall, Jean Rhys, and Olive Senior. Among those who extracts are included are Elizabeth Nunez Harrell, Carolyn Cooper, Opal Palmer Adisa, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Andrew Salkey, Barbara Webb, Cathleen Schine, Gay Wilentz, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer and many others. Introductory essays by Harold Bloom. xxiii, 163 pp. ISBN: 0-791044920.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73268
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  • MIDDLE PASSAGES. by Brathwaite, Kamu.
    Brathwaite, Kamu.
    MIDDLE PASSAGES.

    Edition: 2nd printing - trade paperback.

    New York: New Directions, (1993.). A collection of poems on the effects of the middle passage of slavery on the New World, which celebrate great musicians (Ellington, Bessie Smith and others), poets, heroes of the resistance, and Third World leaders. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-8112-12327.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44710
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  • Carrington, Rosyln.
    A THIRST FOR RAIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Kensington, 1999. Author's first novel, set in the dry hills of her native Trinidad.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 23750
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  • AIME CESAIRE. by [Cesaire, Aime] Kesteloot, Lilyan.
    [Cesaire, Aime] Kesteloot, Lilyan.
    AIME CESAIRE.

    Edition: Trade paperback (second printing, originally published in 1962.)

    Poitiers, Vienne, France: Editions Pierre Seghers, (1966.). "Presentation par Lilyan Kesteloot, choix de textes, bibliographie, portraits, fac-similes." Text in French (texte en francais.) Contains an introduction and biographical information by Lilyan Kesteloot, includes a generous selection of poems by Cesaire, the Martinque-born poet. Illustrated with several photographs. Poetes d'Aujourd'Hui 85; 211 pp. Small square format.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (from the collection of poet Elizabeth Harrod, with her name and date, and some annotations on a few pages.)

    Book ID: 41794
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  • LYRIC AND DRAMATIC POETRY. by Cesaire, Aime (translated by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith.)
    Cesaire, Aime (translated by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith.)
    LYRIC AND DRAMATIC POETRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first appearance in English of two very significant works by Cesaire: the long dramatic poem 'Et les chiens se taisaient' (And the Dogs Were Silent) and 'moi, laminaire' and other poems. 'And the Dogs Were Silent' appears only in English in this volume; the shorter poems are in both French and English. Introduction by A. James Arnold. A title in the Caraf Series which consists of works of Caribbean and African Literature translated from the French. 235 pages. ISBN: 0-8139-12563.

    Condition: Fine (as new ) in gold cloth, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 23266
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  • NON-VICIOUS CIRCLE; Twenty Poems of Aime Cesaire. by Cesaire, Aime; translated by Gregson Davis
    Cesaire, Aime; translated by Gregson Davis
    NON-VICIOUS CIRCLE; Twenty Poems of Aime Cesaire.

    Edition: First printing.

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bilingual edition with the original French and English translation and commentary by Gregson Davis. "The black Martinican poet Aim Csaire. . has long been regarded in France as one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Moreover, the philosophy of negritude evolved by Csaire and his friend Leopold Senghor is an important bridge between modernism and contemporary Third World nationalistic movements. The twenty poems in this book, presented in French with facing English translations, have been chosen to illustrate fundamental aspects of Csaires thought, imagery, and style as these crystallized into a single, coherent system in the late 1940s and the 1950s.. . A substantial introduction discusses…

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    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bilingual edition with the original French and English translation and commentary by Gregson Davis. "The black Martinican poet Aim Csaire. . has long been regarded in France as one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Moreover, the philosophy of negritude evolved by Csaire and his friend Leopold Senghor is an important bridge between modernism and contemporary Third World nationalistic movements. The twenty poems in this book, presented in French with facing English translations, have been chosen to illustrate fundamental aspects of Csaires thought, imagery, and style as these crystallized into a single, coherent system in the late 1940s and the 1950s.. . A substantial introduction discusses Csaire, his intellectual context, and the major critical issues in his work. The book is illustrated with a selection from the etchings done by Picasso for Cesaires collection Corps Perdu." xi, 152 pp. ISBN: 0804712077.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62167
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  • TEXACO. by Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    TEXACO.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokurov. Winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize. Traces one hundred and fifty years of post-slavery Caribbean history through the events of the Texaco quarter of Fort-de-France in Martinique. Translators' afterword, glossary. 401 pp. ISBN: 0-679-432353.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy but with a remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 36697
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  • SOLIBO MAGNIFICENT. by Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    SOLIBO MAGNIFICENT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pantheon, (1998.). First edition - Translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokurov. AN 'intriguing riff on the police procedural' set during Carnival time in Fort-de-France, Martinque. Translators' afterword, glossary. 190 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60894
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  • TEXACO. by Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    TEXACO.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Granta, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokurov. Winner of the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize. Traces one hundred and fifty years of post-slavery Caribbean history through the events of the Texaco quarter of Fort-de-France in Martinique. Translators' afterword, glossary. 401 pp. ISBN: 1-862070075.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69231
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  • SOLIBO MAGNIFICENT. by Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    Chamoiseau, Patrick.
    SOLIBO MAGNIFICENT.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - Translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokurov. AN 'intriguing riff on the police procedural' set during Carnival time in Fort-de-France, Martinque. Translators' afterword, glossary. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-679-432361.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 53006
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  • A CARIBBEAN COUNTING BOOK. by Charles, Faustin. Roberta Arenson, illustrator.
    Charles, Faustin. Roberta Arenson, illustrator.
    A CARIBBEAN COUNTING BOOK.

    Edition: First American edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. Hardcover first edition - A collection of traditional counting rhymes from all over the Caribbean - Trinidad, Jamaica, Cuba, Martinique and more. "Each selection, attributed to its place of origin, pulses with the rhythms of a sunny clime. Pawpaws and breadfruit, guava and calaloo-stew give the verses an exotic feel, while girls jumping rope and boys "peltin' stones in a tree" set them within a familiar context. Each rhyme works as a counting song, often in a "Ten Little Indians" format descending from 10 to one. Their exuberance and humor make counting fun ("Well, four of me dumplins gone./ Don't tell me so!/ Four of me dumplins gone./ I don't want to know!")" (PW Weekly).…

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    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. Hardcover first edition - A collection of traditional counting rhymes from all over the Caribbean - Trinidad, Jamaica, Cuba, Martinique and more. "Each selection, attributed to its place of origin, pulses with the rhythms of a sunny clime. Pawpaws and breadfruit, guava and calaloo-stew give the verses an exotic feel, while girls jumping rope and boys "peltin' stones in a tree" set them within a familiar context. Each rhyme works as a counting song, often in a "Ten Little Indians" format descending from 10 to one. Their exuberance and humor make counting fun ("Well, four of me dumplins gone./ Don't tell me so!/ Four of me dumplins gone./ I don't want to know!")" (PW Weekly). Illustrated with bright collages by Roberta Arenson. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-395779448.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76400
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  • MORE. by Clarke, Austin.
    Clarke, Austin.
    MORE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - Eleventh novel by this award-winning writer, born in Barbados, but who has lived in Canada much of his life. A book which "carries readers into the lonely life of an immigrant domesticÑabandoned years before by a faithless husband, her life devastated by her sonÕs involvement in gang culture and crimeÑand her remarkable journey from tragedy back to the light." 300 pp. ISBN: 978-0061772405.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 75756
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  • Clarke, Austin.
    THE QUESTION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1999. First edition - Novel issued as a trade paperback only by this highly acclaimed Barbadian-Canadian author - winner of the 1999 W. O. Mitchell literary prize.

    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 14287
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  • THE MEETING POINT. by Clarke, Austin.
    Clarke, Austin.
    THE MEETING POINT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Macmillan, (1967). Hardcover first edition - The third novel by this highly acclaimed Barbadian-Canadian author, set among West Indian immigrants in Toronto. Clarke was the winner (among many other awards) of the 1999 W. O. Mitchell literary prize. 250 pp.

    Condition: Good in black cloth with gold lettering on the spine (slight spine slant, no dj)

    Book ID: 68910
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  • Cliff, Michelle
    BODIES OF WATER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories, of which one is set in the author's homeland of Jamaica, the rest in the US. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-525-248641.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (tight, clean copy, but with remainder line.)

    Book ID: 36777
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  • Cliff, Michelle
    BODIES OF WATER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories, of which one is set in the author's homeland of Jamaica, the rest in the US. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-525-248641.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 6864
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  • BODIES OF WATER by Cliff, Michelle
    Cliff, Michelle
    BODIES OF WATER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories, of which one is set in the author's homeland of Jamaica, the rest in the US. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-525-248641.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (unread, but with remainder line.)

    Book ID: 20530
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  • ABENG by Cliff, Michelle
    Cliff, Michelle
    ABENG

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: The Crossing Press, 1984. First edition - Cliff's first novel, set in her native Jamaica - the title refers to the conch shell - the instrument used by the Maroons to communicate with one another in their guerilla struggles against the English slave-owners. Glossary. 167 pp. Promotional slip laid in. ISBN: 0-89594-1392.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 49302
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  • Clitandre, Pierre.
    CATHEDRAL OF THE AUGUST HEAT.

    Edition: First English language printing.

    New York & London: Reader's International, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of modern Haiti by this exiled writer, painter and anti-Duvalier journalist. Translated by Bridget Jones. ISBN: 0-930523-36x.

    Condition: Usual browning to the pages as is common with publisher's books, otherwise very near fine in a fine dj.

    Book ID: 18352
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  • NOTES FOR A GLOSSARY OF WORDS AND PHRASES OF BARBADIAN DIALECT. by Collymore, Frank A.
    Collymore, Frank A.
    NOTES FOR A GLOSSARY OF WORDS AND PHRASES OF BARBADIAN DIALECT.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Bridgetown: Barbados National Trust n.d. (ca 1975). Fifth edition of a work originally published in 1955 - each edition adds more words to the list. [6] 120 pp. Wraparound cover art by Jill Walker.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (light vertical crease on back cover).

    Book ID: 77580
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  • Conde, Maryse
    HEREMAKHONON.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Washington, D.C.: Three Continents Press, (1982.). First edition - The first novel by this award winning writer, born in Guadeloupe in 1937. Originally published in French in 1976, translated by Richard Philcox. The title comes from the Mande (Mandingo) for "welcome house." 176 pp. ISBN: 0-89410-2338.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated wrappers (rubbing and some wear to the covers, contents clean.)

    Book ID: 46653
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  • SEGU. by Conde, Maryse
    Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Ballantine, (1987.). Epic novel set in 1797 in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the coming of Islam. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Cover praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Maps. 493 pp. ISBN: 0-345-353064.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages, but no creasing, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 49993
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  • Conde, Maryse
    SEGU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Epic novel set in 1797 in the African kingdom of Segu during the time of the slave trade and the coming of Islam. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Based on actual events, this is an authentic and gripping story by this noted Guadaloupean author, a descendant of the Bambara herself. Dustjacket praise from Paule Marshall, Maya Angelou and others. Map endpapers. Notes. 499 pages. ISBN: 0-670-807281.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (inconspicuous remainder line.)

    Book ID: 26637
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