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Olympic Hero
Lennox Kilgour's Story
Joanne Kilgour Dowdy
This colorfully illustrated book tells the inspiring story of a young weightlifter from Trinidad and Tobago, the first to win an Olympic medal in his division for the twin-island republic. The reader learns about the challenges that Lennox Kilgour overcame with the help of coaches, fellow athletes, and his community, and his own determination to succeed.
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"Lift push squat feet apart elbow lifted head held up above the bar over and over and over.... No...  Read excerpt
January 2014, Caribbean Studies Press / Cat # CSP 1755, 48pp, 22 full-page color illustrations, softcover
ISBN 978-1-62632-175-5
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Theater of the French Caribbean
Traditions and Contemporary Stages
Stephanie Berard, Ph.D.
"Theater of the French Caribbean: Contemporary Stages and Traditions"is the first book to examine more than 50 years of Caribbean theater written and produced in French and Creole in Martinique and Guadeloupe. The work analyzes over 100 plays, as both texts and stage productions, written by Aimé Césaire, Patrick Chamoiseau, Maryse Condé, Gerty Dambury, Julius Laou, George Mauvois, Michèle Montantin,...  More
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“An important book that breaks new ground in the area of French Caribbean literature, theatre and culture. It provides a rich cultural history of recent...  Read review
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"The importing of European culture, particularly of Western theater, to the French Caribbean did not end with the abolition of slavery in 1848, or with...  Read excerpt
November 2013, Caribbean Studies Press, 332pp, black and white illustrations, softcover
ISBN 978-1-62632-176-2
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Sugar, Slavery, Christianity and the Making of Race
Mark E. Boren, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Sugar, Slavery, Christianity and the Making of Race chronicles how the unprecedented demand for sugar radically transformed Western civilization at every level of society. The book details how technologies of human control developed in the African slave trade combined with missionary Christian theology to lay the foundations for the language, literature and cultural dictates of race we know today. Very readable...  More
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"This compelling (indeed, page-turning) study convincingly argues that the technologies, practices and ideologies developed for…the slave trade of the 17th and 18th centuries continue to...  Read review
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"Looking at the culture of European social refinement as linked directly to the rise in West Indies sugar and the African slave trades, we can begin...  Read excerpt
April, 2013, Caribbean Studies Press, Cat #: CSP0307, 196pp, 25 b & w illustrations, softcover
ISBN 978-1-62632-030-7
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Carnival of Love--A Tale of a Bahamian Family
Ernestia Fraser
Carnival of Love—A Tale of a Bahamian Family is a memoir that explores the meaning of love and family in a fractured household. Set in the Bahamas, the story is told through the eyes of Maria Helix, one of nine children growing up in a stable and loving environment. With the sudden breakup of her comfortable family life and home,...  More
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2013, Caribbean Studies Press, Cat #: CSP9855, 140pp, softcover
ISBN 978-1-58432-9855
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Rituals of Movement in the Writing of Judith Ortiz Cofer
Lorraine M. Lopez & Molly Crumpton Winter, editors
Rituals of Movement in the Writing of Judith Ortiz Cofer is the first book-length collection of scholarship on the writing of Judith Ortiz Cofer and establishes her as an important contemporary American author. Ten analytical essays and four interviews explore the complexity and originality of her work and her central themes of Puerto Rican identity, cross-cultural experience, and the...  More
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"Ortiz Cofer has been illuminating the Puerto Rican community's journeys back and forth between the Caribbean island and the U.S., between rural landscapes and urban...  Read excerpt
August 15, 2012, Caribbean Studies Press, Cat #: CSP8629, 308pp, softcover
ISBN 978-1-58432-862-2
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Masters of the Dew
Jacques Roumain, trans. Langston Hughes & Mercer Cook
This classic Haitian novel tells of the traditional rural life and people of Haiti, dominated by the natural world. This is a deeply powerful story of the harsh existence of peasant farmers struggling in a world both beautiful and unforgiving. The tale begins with the return of Manuel, a prodigal son, to his aging parents'homestead and the realities of subsistence agriculture...  More
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"His face, drenched with sweat, hardened, for what he saw was a grilled expanse of dirty rusty color spotted by a scattering of moldy huts....  Read excerpt
March, 2012, Caribbean Studies Press, 188pp, Softcover
ISBN 9781584328490 Cat # CSP849
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Cuba
The Struggle for Consumption
Anna C. Pertierra
For the past 20 years in Cuba, urban life has been characterized by a shortage of material resources, a decline in living standards, and an unpredictable and changing economy. By researching everyday activities in the island's second-largest city, Santiago de Cuba, this book presents a dynamic portrait of contemporary domestic life and consumer culture in Santiago de Cuba, which...  More
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"The daily experiences of being a consumer in a society where consumption is largely experienced as frustration and an absence of desirable goods has come...  Read excerpt
October 2011, Caribbean Studies Press Cat # CSP7530, 275pp, 14 b&w illustrations, softcover
ISBN 978-1-58432-753-0 Cat # CSP7530
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A Spirited Butterfly
A History of Fashion in Trinidad and Tobago
Rosemary Stone
This lavishly illustrated book presents a historical perspective and a contemporary look at fashion design and manufacturing, as well as the role of the fashion industry in the social, cultural and economic development of Trinidad and Tobago. Chapters review the history of fashion development from 1834, after slavery, through the twentieth century and bring us to an exciting and new...  More
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"In the Caribbean, especially in Trinidad and Tobago, designers do not need muses or fantasy women to produce desirable outfits; they tend to sacrifice the...  Read excerpt
May 2011, Caribbean Studies Press Cat # CSP7212, 285pp, Over 100 color illustrations, softcover
ISBN 978-1-58432-717-2
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Pawol Lakay
Haitian Creole Language and Culture for Beginner and Intermediate Learners
Frenand Leger
Pawol Lakay is a complete first and second year set of Kreyol materials designed for beginners and intermediate learners at the college level. It is the most comprehensive resource for the teaching and learning of Kreyol available on the market. This textbook adopts a pragmatic approach to the teaching of language: emphasizing the value of communicative competence, functional language use,...  More
2011, Educa Vision Inc, 481pp, Cover Design By: Louise Canuto, Paperback
ISBN 978584326878
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Social Networks and the Mental Health of Haitian Immigrants
Nicolas, DeSilva, Donnelly
Haitian immigration to the U.S. is steadily increasing, with Haitians comprising the 3rd largest ethnic group in the U.S. Stressors of discrimination and prejudice, combined with acculturation, may predispose Haitians to particular mental health problems. Scarce existing research suffers from a rudimentary understanding of Haitian life, and little is known about family and community life and acculturation. The authors aim to elucidate...  More
11/01/10, Caribbean Studies Press Cat # CSP 5664, 194pp, Paperback
ISBN 978-1-58432-686-1
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