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ISLANDS ON GUARD.
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ISLANDS ON GUARD.

By Follett, Helen.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, (1943). Very good in illustrated boards, with a matching wrap around dust jacket designed by Raymond Lufkin (previous owner's name dated 1943, some toning, price clipped and short closed tears to the good dust jacket. . First edition. A look at the history and the people of the Caribbean islands, but one which focuses on how these islands guard the entrance to the Panama Canal during World War II - including US naval bases in the Virgin Islands and on Antigua. Illustrated with photogravures and maps by F.A. Fanale. Index. 170 pp.

$27.50

A CARIBBEAN COUNTING BOOK.
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A CARIBBEAN COUNTING BOOK.

By Charles, Faustin. Roberta Arenson, illustrator.

Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,, 1996.. Fine in glossy illustrated boards, no dust jacket.. First American 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.

$14.50

THE DEW BREAKER.
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THE DEW BREAKER.

By Danticat, Edwidge.

New York:: Vintage Books,, (2005). Very good.. Trade paperback. A novel which explores the life of a man who buried his past - as a torturer (a dew breaker) for the repressive regime in Haiti -beneath his new life in Brooklyn, NY. 242 pp.

$13.50

MORE.
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MORE.

By Clarke, Austin.

New York:: Amistad / Harper Collins, , (2009). Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line). First US printing. 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.

$19.50

SISTER MINE.
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SISTER MINE.

By Hopkinson, Nalo.

New York:: Grand Central Publishing, , (2013). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. Novel by this award-winning author about two sisters, born as cojoined twins, who have to discover their own talents after surgery to separate them. 305 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

$21.50

A DISTANT SHORE.
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A DISTANT SHORE.

By Phillips, Caryl.

New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,, 2003.. Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First US printing. A contemporary novel by this award-winning writer from St Kitts, about the fragile connection betwee two people - an English woman, a retired schoolteacher, and an African man, a former soldier who escaped his war-ravaged country and entered England illegally. 277 pp.

$21.50

BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.
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BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.

By James, Marlon.

New York:: Riverhead Books,, (2019). Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new) - an uncommon advance issue.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." James, who was born in Jamaica, won the 2015 Booker Award for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings." Map, list of characters. 620 pp.

$45.00

THE SALT ROADS.
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THE SALT ROADS.

By Hopkinson, Nalo.

New York:: Warner,, (2003.). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) INSCRIBED on the title page. Fascinating historical novel by this award winning writer. Spanning the centuries, and imbued by the spirit of Afro-Caribbean mythology, it tells the stories of 3 women - Mer, a slave-midwife struggling to survive on the island of Saint Domingue, before it was renamed Haiti; Jeanne who is having an affair with the 19th century French bohemian poet Charles Baudelaire, and Meritet, a 3rd century Nubian prostitute who becomes known as 'St Mary of the Desert.'

$35.00

FAREWELL, FRED VOODOO: A Letter from Haiti.
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FAREWELL, FRED VOODOO: A Letter from Haiti.

By Wilentz, Amy.

New York:: Simon & Schuster,, (2013). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. A book by the award winning author of "In a Rainy Season," one which "traces the country's history from its slave plantations through its turbulent revolutionary history, its kick-up-the-dirt guerrilla movements, its totalitarian dynasty that ruled for decades, and its long and always troubled relationship with the United States. Yet through a history of hardship shines Haiti's creative culture, its African traditions, its French inheritance, and its uncanny resilience." Selected bibliography, index. 329 pp.

$21.50

FAREWELL, FRED VOODOO: A Letter from Haiti.
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FAREWELL, FRED VOODOO: A Letter from Haiti.

By Wilentz, Amy.

New York:: Simon & Schuster,, (2013). Fine in illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) A book by the award winning author of "In a Rainy Season," one which "traces the country's history from its slave plantations through its turbulent revolutionary history, its kick-up-the-dirt guerrilla movements, its totalitarian dynasty that ruled for decades, and its long and always troubled relationship with the United States. Yet through a history of hardship shines Haiti's creative culture, its African traditions, its French inheritance, and its uncanny resilience." Selected bibliography. 314 pp.

$25.00

BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.
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BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.

By James, Marlon.

New York:: Riverhead Books,, (2019). Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). First printing. The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." SIGNED on the title page in silver and dated in February 2019, in the month of publication. James, who was born in Jamaica, won the 2015 Booker Award for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings." Map, list of characters. 620 pp.

$85.00

BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.
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BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.

By James, Marlon.

New York:: Riverhead Books,, (2019). Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new) - an uncommon advance issue, especially signed.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." SIGNED on the title page in silver and dated in February 2019, in the month of publication. James, who was born in Jamaica, won the 2015 Booker Award for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings." Map, list of characters. 620 pp.

$110.00

TAMARIND AND MANGO WOMAN.
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TAMARIND AND MANGO WOMAN.

By Adisa, Opal Palmer.

Toronto:: Sister Vision Press,, 1992.. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.. First printing in wrappers. No hardcover 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.

$28.50

GREEN CANE AND JUICY FLOTSAM, Short Stories by Caribbean Women.
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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.

New Brunswick, NJ:: Rutgers University Press,, 1991.. Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. 2nd printing, a trade paperback. 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.

$18.50

CARIBBEAN WOMEN WRITERS: Women Writers of English and Their Works.
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CARIBBEAN WOMEN WRITERS: Women Writers of English and Their Works.

By Bloom, Harold, editor.

Philadelphia:: Chelsea House Publications,, (1997). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover. 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.

$24.50

THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER.
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THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER.

By Diaz, Junot.

New York:: Riverhead Books,, (2012). Very near fine in light blue boards with red lettering in a like dustjacket.. First printing. Award-winning author's second collection of short stories (third book) - nine interconnected stories featuring Yunior and the women he loves. Finalist for the National Book Award. 213 pp.

$20.00

ISLANDBORN.
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ISLANDBORN.

By Diaz, Junot.

New York:: Dial Press,, (2018). Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). First printing. First book for children by this Pulitzer prize winning author, who was 'islandborn' himself - in the Dominican Republic. SIGNED on the title page and dated in April 2018. Illustrated by Leo Espinosa. Large format, unpaginated.

$50.00

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS.
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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS.

By Schwarz-Bart, Simone.

New York:: Harper & Row,, (1981). Near fine in a fine dust jacket A few spots to the outer edge of the textblock, but otherwise appears unread.. First US printing. The author's second novel set in her native Guadaloupe. "Although that little island is the center of her story, her universe is a much larger one: her real subject is slavery and what comes with it. Ti Jean, the hero of this mythic tale, is a young black man who will explore his past by returning to Africa to find where he came from. In the tiny hamlet of Fond-Zombi a monstrous beast has blocked out the sunlight, throwing the island into eternal darkness, The beast symbolizes the white man, and the eternal suffering of slavery, from which no black can escape. Like a young Ulysses, Ti Jean sets out on a voyage of discovery: to find the beast which has determined his fate, to visit the dead, and to explore the past world of suffering in order to conquer the present one." Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. 270 pp.. Dust jacket illustration by Deborah Root Brague. Review copy with author's photograph laid in.

$28.50

VOODOO FIRE IN HAITI.
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VOODOO FIRE IN HAITI.

By Loederer, Richard A.

New York:: Literary Guild,, 1935.. Near fine in orange cloth in a tattered and edgeworn, but complete, dust jacket. . 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.

$25.00

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS.
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS.

By James, Marlon.

New York:: Riverhead Books,, 2014.. Near fine in a fine dust jacket (some spotting to the boards.). 6th printing. Jamaican-born author's third book, second novel, winner of the 2015 Man Booker prize. "On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters, assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 1970s, to the crack wars in 1980s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s." SIGNED on the title page. Includes the cast of characters. 588 pp.

$100.00

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