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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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  • Brand, Dionne.
    AT THE FULL AND CHANGE OF THE MOON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly acclaimed novel by this Trinidadian-born poet and writer who now lives in Canada, and has been the recipient of the Governor-General's and other awards. The novel begins in Trinidad in 1824 with a secret society of slaves, headed by Marie Ursule, plotting a mass suicide as an act of revolt against slavery. ISBN: 0-8021-16493.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 19339
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  • Brand, Dionne.
    AT THE FULL AND CHANGE OF THE MOON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, 1999. Highly acclaimed novel by this Trinidadian-born poet and writer who now lives in Canada, and has been the recipient of the Governor-General's and other awards. The novel begins in Trinidad in 1824 with a secret society of slaves, headed by Marie Ursule, plotting a mass suicide as an act of revolt against slavery.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 22856
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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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  • Guy, Rosa.
    THE SUN, THE SEA, A TOUCH OF THE WIND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Review copy with publisher's material laid in. New novel by this Trinidad-born, African American writer - set in Harlem and Haiti in the 70's - Louise Meriweather called this "a bold book, sexually explosive..". ISBN: 0-525-247807.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 3839
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  • THE SUN, THE SEA, A TOUCH OF WIND. by Guy, Rosa.
    Guy, Rosa.
    THE SUN, THE SEA, A TOUCH OF WIND.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dutton, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - New novel by this Trinidad-born, African American writer - set in Harlem and Haiti in the 70's - Louise Meriweather called this "a bold book, sexually explosive.." 305 pp. ISBN: 0-525-247807.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (bookplate.)

    Book ID: 38851
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  • Guy, Rosa.
    THE SUN, THE SEA, A TOUCH OF WIND.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dutton, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - New novel by this Trinidad-born, African American writer - set in Harlem and Haiti in the 70's - Louise Meriweather called this "a bold book, sexually explosive.." 305 pp. ISBN: 0-525-247807.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2659
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  • C. L. R. JAMES: A Life. by [James, C. L. R] Dhondy, Farrukh.
    [James, C. L. R] Dhondy, Farrukh.
    C. L. R. JAMES: A Life.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "critical appreciation of the West Indian historian and political activist who played a towering role in the cause of Pan-Africanism in the twentieth century. Born in Trinidad in 1901,he was a lifelong advocacy for the Trinidadian oppressed. .. and, until his death in 1989, [he] wrote works of both fiction and nonfiction that would profoundly influence the Black Power movement in the United States and independence movements in Africa and the West Indies. Dhondy knew James personally and was given access to his papers. The result is a biography that is a revelation of the life and work of this legendary intellect and revolutionary." Notes, index. xvi, 224 pp. ISBN: 0-375-421009.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52633
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  • JUMPING SHIP AND OTHER STORIES. by James, Kelvin Christopher
    James, Kelvin Christopher
    JUMPING SHIP AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Trinidad-born author's first published collection of short stories; dj praise from Patrick McGrath & Whitney Otto. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-679-411836.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (nick at top of dj spine).

    Book ID: 39874
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  • James, Kelvin Christopher
    JUMPING SHIP AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Trinidad-born author's first published collection of short stories; dj praise from Patrick McGrath & Whitney Otto. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-679-411836.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 5282
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  • THE MERMAID'S TWIN SISTER: More Stories from Trinidad . by Joseph, Lynn. Illustrated by Donna Perrone.
    Joseph, Lynn. Illustrated by Donna Perrone.
    THE MERMAID'S TWIN SISTER: More Stories from Trinidad .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarion, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of traditional stories about things that happened in Trinidad long ago, and about the spirits (La Diablesse, duennes, obeah people) and other magical beings who play a part in everyday life on the island and stories about traditional foods - like callaloo. The second collection by this author who was born in Trinidad, and remembers hearing these stories as a little girl. Illustrated with striking full-page black, white and gray-toned illustrations by Perrone. Author's note. 63 pp. Slightly oversized format. ISBN: 0-395-643651.

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

    Book ID: 39695
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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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • DAILY EXPRESS: TRINIDAD UNDER SIEGE: The Muslimeen Uprising, 6 Days of Terror. by Trinidad Express (Lennox Grant, Keith Smith, Suzanne Lopez and others)
    Trinidad Express (Lennox Grant, Keith Smith, Suzanne Lopez and others)
    DAILY EXPRESS: TRINIDAD UNDER SIEGE: The Muslimeen Uprising, 6 Days of Terror.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    Port of Spain, Trinidad: Trinidad Express Newspapers Ltd., 1990. First edition - "On Friday July 27, 1990 the Imam Abu Bakr's Muslim army stormed Parliament and held Prime Minister ANR Robinson and members of his Cabinet hostage until their unconditional surrender on Wednesday, August 1, 1990 " In addition to the day by day reporting of the events as they happened, this also contains some in-depth articles profiling the Muslimeen sect, who would mount the attack, and its leader Abu Bakr, written in the years and months before the attack took place which help to explain the growing tensions and conflicts between the radical sect and the government. Large format, printed on glossy stock and illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. 126 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy illustrated wrappers (minor wear to covers, lower corner slightly bumped.). Uncommon.

    Book ID: 53953
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  • Walcott, Derek
    DREAM ON MONKEY MOUNTAIN and Other Plays

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first collection of plays by this Caribbean writer who was both the director of the Trinidad Theater Workshop as well as its chief playwright.

    Condition: Ex-library with pocket inside front endpaper, but overall a fairly tight copy in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 9587
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