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  • THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY MOTHER by Kincaid, Jamaica
    Kincaid, Jamaica
    THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY MOTHER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel which tells the story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica - the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half African father, abandoned as an infant. SIGNED on the title page. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-374-107319.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 6517
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  • AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER by Kincaid, Jamaica
    Kincaid, Jamaica
    AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her highly praised first book, a collection of 10 short pieces by this Antiguan writer who first came to the US to work as an au pair, and who wound up writing for the New Yorker. While these are described as memories of a childhood in the Caribbean, there is nothing sentimental about them. SIGNED on the title page by Kincaid. Praise from Derek Walcott on the back cover of the dust jacket. ISBN: 0-374-106606.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (embossed seal of prev owner.)

    Book ID: 53393
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  • MR. POTTER. by Kincaid, Jamaica.
    Kincaid, Jamaica.
    MR. POTTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel set on the island of Antigua in the West Indies where Kincaid was born, this is the story of Mr. Potter, "an illiterate taxi chauffeur who makes his living along the wide, open roads that pass the only towns he has ever seen and the graveyard where he will be buried" as told by his daughter. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-374214948.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78490
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  • THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY MOTHER by Kincaid, Jamaica
    Kincaid, Jamaica
    THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY MOTHER

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Plume, (1997.). SIGNED - Novel which tells the story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica - the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half African father, abandoned as an infant. SIGNED on the title page. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-452-274664.

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

    Book ID: 48789
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  • AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER by Kincaid, Jamaica
    Kincaid, Jamaica
    AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1984.). SIGNED - West Indian writer's first book, a collection of 10 pieces, which originally appeared in the New Yorker. SIGNED on the title page. 82 pp. ISBN: 0-394-736834.

    Condition: Very good+.

    Book ID: 48817
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  • Kurlansky, Mark.
    A CONTINENT OF ISLANDS. Searching for the Caribbean Destiny.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992. dj. Hardcover - A wide-ranging collection of Caribbean vignettes, historical, personal, and cultural. With photographs and suggestions for further reading. Map. Index, 324 pp. ISBN: 0-201-523965.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 5516
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  • THE PLEASURES OF EXILE. by Lamming, George.
    Lamming, George.
    THE PLEASURES OF EXILE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, (1996.). SIGNED - Originally published in 1960, at a time when the colonies were moving towards independence and Caribbean literature was making its first worldwide impact, this series of interrelated essays focus on his life as a writer in self-imposed exile in England and of his travels in the Caribbean, West Africa, and the United States and on the experiences of other writers from the Caribbean - Salkey, Naipaul and more. Index. Includes a foreword by Sandra Pouchet Paquet, with references. INSCRIBED by Lamming on the dedication page, with the words "best wishes." Index. xxvii, 232 pp. ISBN: 0-472-064703.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80334
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  • Lazarus-Black, Mindie.
    LEGITIMATE ACTS AND ILLEGAL ENCOUNTERS: Law and Society in Antigua and Barbuda.

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

    Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1994.). First edition - Examines 300 years of social life on Antigua and Barbados, moving from the period of slavery and emancipation under British colonial rule to independence. 367 pp. with index, notes and works cited. ISBN: 1-56098-3264.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 26469
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  • VOODOO FIRE IN HAITI. by Loederer, Richard A.
    Loederer, Richard A.
    VOODOO FIRE IN HAITI.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Literary Guild, 1935. dj. Hardcover - Attractive book with many black and white illustrations by the author, both chapter headings and full page wood cuts. Translated by Desmond Ivo Vesey. Map endpapers. 274 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in orange cloth in a tattered and edgeworn, but complete, dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71444
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  • SPESHAL RIKWES. by Mandiela, Ahdri Zhina.
    Mandiela, Ahdri Zhina.
    SPESHAL RIKWES.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Toronto: Sister Vision, (1990). Includes some poems in Jamaican dialect. Glossary. 60 pp. ISBN: 0-920813-003.

    Condition: Near fine in orange illustrated wrappers (some sunning to the spine)

    Book ID: 58535
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  • Marshall, Paule.
    THE CHOSEN PLACE, THE TIMELESS PEOPLE.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, (1970.). Hardcover - Important third novel by this Brooklyn-born African American writer, who has spent much time in the Caribbean. Set in a remote, devasted part of a small Caribbean island, this is the story of an advance team for an ambitious American- funded redevelopment project, and of the ambivalent relationships which these Americans form with the islanders. 472 pp.

    Condition: Near fine condition - a lovely early printing, bound in turquoise cloth with black lettering - lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 38279
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  • SIX DAYS IN HAVANA. by Michener, James A, and John Kings.
    Michener, James A, and John Kings.
    SIX DAYS IN HAVANA.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, (1989) dj. Hardcover - During his research for a novel to be set in the Caribbean, author James Michener and his associate John Kings visited Cuba, where they spent 6 days in Havana. This book is based on interviews with almost 200 Cubans of very different backgrounds and positions, and looks at how the country has progressed after 90 years of independence from Spain and under the 30-year leadership of Castro Illustrated throughout with full-color photographs by John Kings. Slightly oversized format, printed throughout on glossy paper. 144 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-292776292.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69050
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  • THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO. by [Modern Literature] Diaz, Junot.
    [Modern Literature] Diaz, Junot.
    THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by a collection of short stories), a story of the ancient curse that has haunted Oscar's family as they moved from Santo Domingo to Washington Heights to New Jersey and back again.SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Diaz is a recipient of the MacArthur 'genius' award. 333 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (publisher's letter laid in).

    Book ID: 72416
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  • Mootoo, Shani
    CEREUS BLOOMS AT NIGHT

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first novel, originally published as a trade paperback original in Canada in 1996 and a finalist for th Giller Prize, the Canada First Novel Award and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Set on a fictional Caribbean island in the town of Paradise, it employs myth and magic to explore identity, violence and love. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-16337.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33021
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  • CEREUS BLOOMS AT NIGHT. by Mootoo, Shani
    Mootoo, Shani
    CEREUS BLOOMS AT NIGHT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, 1998. First edition - Author's highly praised first novel, originally published in Canada in 1996 and a finalist for the Giller Prize, the Canada First Novel Award and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Set on a fictional Caribbean island in the town of Paradise, it employs myth and magic to explore identity, violence and love.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 7385
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  • CEREUS BLOOMS AT NIGHT by Mootoo, Shani
    Mootoo, Shani
    CEREUS BLOOMS AT NIGHT

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first novel, originally published as a trade paperback original in Canada in 1996 and a finalist for th Giller Prize, the Canada First Novel Award and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Set on a fictional Caribbean island in the town of Paradise, it employs myth and magic to explore identity, violence and love. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-16337.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 59193
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  • HE DROWN SHE IN THE SEA. by Mootoo, Shani
    Mootoo, Shani
    HE DROWN SHE IN THE SEA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this artist and poet who was born in Ireland but grew up in Trinidad. Set partially on a fictitious Caribbean Island, and partly in Vancouver, Canada, this is a love story that transcends the strictures of society. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-17988.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 43896
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  • Morris, Mervyn, editor (V.S. Naipaul, Jamaica Kincaid, Austin Clarke, Andrew Salkey and others, contributors.)
    THE FABER BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN SHORT STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories by V.S. Naipaul, Jamaica Kincaid, Austin Clarke, Andrew Salkey, Neil Bissoondath, Olive Senior, Jan Carew, Clyde Hossein and others - as noted in the introduction by Morris, the authors come from Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia, etc, but half of them now live and work abroad. Among the selections are 'Veins Visible' by Neil Bissoondath; 'The Spirit Thief' by Erna Brodber; 'An Honest Thief' by Timothy Callender; 'Easter Sunday Morning' by Hazel D. Campbell; 'Tilson Ezekiel Alias Ti-Zek' by Jan Carew; T'My Mother' by Jamaica Kincaid, and more. Glossary and notes on the authors. xi, 275 pp. ISBN: 0-571-152988.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, some crinkling from dampness to several pages, but overall tight and clean in a near fine, unmarked dustjacket (one short closed tear to dj.)

    Book ID: 38551
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  • LOVE AND DEATH IN A HOT COUNTRY. by Naipaul, Shiva
    Naipaul, Shiva
    LOVE AND DEATH IN A HOT COUNTRY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the small South American country of Cuyama - 'a tract of land on the fringes of an Empire whose interests had always lain elsewhere.' The story of Aubrey, a descendant of slaveholders, and now the owner of a failing bookstore, earnest and conscience-stricken, who feels that he must do something to stop the coming plebiscite which will suspend the constitution and establish a dictatorship. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-670-442119.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26978
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  • LOVE AND DEATH IN A HOT COUNTRY. by Naipaul, Shiva
    Naipaul, Shiva
    LOVE AND DEATH IN A HOT COUNTRY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Viking, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the small South American country of Cuyama 'a tract of land on the fringes of an Empire whose interests had always lain elsewhere.' The story of Aubrey, a descendant of slaveholders, and now the owner of a failing bookstore, earnest and conscience- stricken, who feels that he must do something to stop the coming plebiscite which will suspend the constitution and establish a dictatorship. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-670-442119.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40227
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  • THE CHIP-CHIP GATHERERS. by Naipaul, Shiva (1945-1985)
    Naipaul, Shiva (1945-1985)
    THE CHIP-CHIP GATHERERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this award winning Trinidadian-born author, the younger brother of V. S. Naipual. The story of two families of Indian descent whose lives are intertwined in the small village they are desperate to escape. The title refers to a small shell dound along the tideline, and gathering these shells is a weary and unrewarding task. Winner of the Whitbread award. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-394483456.

    Condition: Good in a fair dust jacket (some foxing to the cream cloth spine of the book, several tears to the dj, chipping at the top of the dj spine).

    Book ID: 78223
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  • BLACK FIRE: A Story of Henri Christophe. by Newcomb, Covelle; Avery Johnson, illustrator.
    Newcomb, Covelle; Avery Johnson, illustrator.
    BLACK FIRE: A Story of Henri Christophe.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Longmans, Green and Co (1957, c 1940) dj. Hardcover - A fictionalized account of Christophe, a leader of the Haitian Revolution, who was born a slave in 1767 and died a king, written for older children and young adults.Illustrated with drawings at the head of each chapter by Avery Johnson, who also illustrated the wraparound dust jacket. Author's note, bibliography. xii, 276 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library in poor condition with the usual markings, and significant wear (tear to the margins of several pages, not affecting the text, missing front endpaper) in a good dust jacket (spine label)

    Book ID: 79257
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  • BRUISED HIBISCUS. by Nunez, Elizabeth.
    Nunez, Elizabeth.
    BRUISED HIBISCUS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Seattle: Seal Press, 2000. First edition - Author's second book, but her third to be published - a novel set in her native Trinidad, in the 1950s. Based on actual events, this is the story of two women, once childhood friends, who are reunited when the body of a murdered white woman is pulled from the sea. 288 pp plus author's notes. Winner of the American Book Award.

    Condition: Very near fine illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64740
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  • BRUISED HIBISCUS. by Nunez, Elizabeth.
    Nunez, Elizabeth.
    BRUISED HIBISCUS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Armistad Press, 1994. First edition - Author's second book - a novel set in her native Trinidad, in the 1950s. Based on actual events, this is the story of two women, once childhood friends, who are reunited when the body of a murdered white woman is pulled from the sea. 312 pp plus author's notes. Despite the fact that this advance issue was produced, Amistad never actually published this novel. In 2000, it was finally published by Seal Press (now described as her third novel) - and won the American Book Award!

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 11858
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  • BRUISED HIBISCUS. by Nunez, Elizabeth.
    Nunez, Elizabeth.
    BRUISED HIBISCUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: Seal Press, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, but her third to be published - a novel set in her native Trinidad, in the 1950s. Based on actual events, this is the story of two women, once childhood friends, who are reunited when the body of a murdered white woman is pulled from the sea. 286 pp plus author's notes and publisher's ad. Winner of the American Book Award. ISBN: 1580050360.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64783
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  • PROSPERO'S DAUGHTER. by Nunez, Elizabeth.
    Nunez, Elizabeth.
    PROSPERO'S DAUGHTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2006). Hardcover first edition - Sixth book by this award winning author, a retelling of The Tempest set on a small Caribbean Island off the coast of Trinidad at the height of the tension between the native population and the British colonists..316 pp. ISBN: 0-345-455355.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (short tear to dj at top of spine)

    Book ID: 70014
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  • GEOGRAPHIES OF HOME. by Perez, Loida Maritza.
    Perez, Loida Maritza.
    GEOGRAPHIES OF HOME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, 1999. First edition - Highly praised first book by this young writer from the Dominican Republic. Cover comments from Julia Alvarez. 324 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 41432
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  • Perez, Loida Maritza.
    GEOGRAPHIES OF HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised first book by this young writer from the Dominican Republic. Dust jacket comments from Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, Maryse Conde. ISBN: 0-670-868892.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (an unread copy with 1 corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 17362
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  • THE EUROPEAN TRIBE by Phillips, Caryl.
    Phillips, Caryl.
    THE EUROPEAN TRIBE

    Edition: First trade paperback (originally published in 1987.)

    Boston & London: Faber & Faber, (1992.). Author's 3rd book, and his only work of non-fiction to date, winner of the Martin Luther King Memorial Award. 129 pp. ISBN: 0-571-198031.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 52782
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  • Phillips, Caryl.
    CROSSING THE RIVER

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - The stories of three children of slavery - a masterful novel by this Afro-Caribbean writer, Phillips is one of the authors selected by Granta as the best young writers. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. ISBN: 0-679-40533x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 23018
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