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Russ Filman's Caribbean Literature

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 A few names of Caribbean authors which have come up in my various web wanderings, email contacts and newsgroup reviews:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED AS OF JANUARY 2008.

Scroll down to review listings of authors by home island or use your page search Find tool to find links for a specific author.

Unspecified home island
Robert Antoni .. Himani Bannerji .. Brenda F. Barrian .. Bikhu Parekh .. Marc Wadsworth
** referenced by Daryl Cumber Dance: Jan Carew, Denis Williams**
The following were found at www.africana.com but home island was not indicated:
Jean Baptiste Philippe's Free Mulatto (1824);
narratives by individuals - The History of Mary Prince (1831), The Narrative of Ashton Warner (1831), The History of Abu Bekr (1834), The Narrative of James Williams (1838), and The Narrative of John Monteith (1853), Hamel the Obeah Man (1827);
Mary Seacole's Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands (1857);
Jean-Ch de Saint Avir's The First Two Martyrs of Trinidad (1885);
Thomas MacDermot (1870-1933, better known as Tom Redcan) published Beeka's Buckra Baby (1903) and One Brown Girl And 1/4 (1909);
Rupert Gray: A Tale of Black and White (1907) by Stephen Nathaniel Cobham;
Jane's Career (1913) by Herbert de Lisser (1878-1944);
Those That Be in Bondage (1917) by A. R. F. Webber (1880-1932);
Black Fauns (1935) by Alfred Mendes;
Corentyne Thunder (1941) and Children of Kaywana (1952) by Edgar Mittleholzer;
Crown Jewel (1952) by Ralph de Boissiere;
Orchid House (1953) by Phyllis Allfrey;
Merle Hodge (Crick, Crack Monkey; 1970);
Glaseda Honeyghan (Father Sleeps with the Mudpies, 1988);
Rosa Guy (Bird at My Window; 1966);
Valerie Belgrave (Ti Marie; 1988);
Joan Riley (The Waiting Room; 1989);
Patricia Powell

Antigua
Jamaica Kincaid aka Elaine Potter Richardson .. JK(2) .. JK(3) .. JK(4) .. Althea Romeo-Mark .. Leon Chaku Symister .. Althea Trotman ..

Bahamas
Cheryl Albury Marion Bethel .. Christian A. Campbell .. Tania R. Dixon .. Aurora Ferguson .. Helen Klonaris .. Patrick Rahming .. Carlton Robinson .. Obediah Michael Smith .. Telcine Turner ..

Barbados
William S. Arthur .. Curwen Best .. Edward Kamau Brathwaite .. EKB(3) .. EKB(4) .. EKB(5) .. EKB(6) .. Jane Bryce .. Frank Collymore .. FC(2) .. FC(3) .. FC(4) Austin Clarke .. AC(2) .. AC(3) .. AC(4) .. Geoffrey Drayton .. A. N. Forde .. Cecil Foster .. Michael Foster .. Margaret Gill .. Horace I. Goddard .. June Henfrey .. Nailah Folami Imoja .. Claire Abena Ince .. Carl Jackson .. Margaret Knight .. George Lamming .. GL(2) .. GL(3) .. GL(4) .. GL(5) .. GL(6) .. Glenville Lovell .. GLo(2) .. Phelan Lowe .. Paule Marshall .. PM(2) Sandra E. Morris .. Hazelle Palmer .. Elaine Savory .. ES(2) .. ES(3) .. Karl Sealy .. Dick Anthony Stoute .. Andy Taitt .. Rinaldo Walcott .. Wilfred Wood .. Cynthia Wilson .. a list from Sandra Morris of the Barbados Writer's Co-Operative - Elisheba, Sandie King, Katy Gash, Deanne Kennedy, James Carmichael, Thunda, Linda Deane, Robert Sandiford, Norma Meek, Zoanne Evans, Barbara Chase

Curacao
Dr. Jay B. Haviser ..

Dominica
Lennox Honychurch ... Giftus John ... Jean Rhys .. JR(1) .. JR(2) .. JR(3) .. Mark Sylvester

Dominican Republic
Pedro Mir .. Hilton A. Vaughan ..

Grenada
Phyllis Briggs-Emanuel .. Ricardo Keens-Douglas .. Philip Peters .. Jacob Ross .. JR(2) .. JF(2) .. Sir Paul Scoon ..

Guadeloupe
Saint-John Persé nom-de-plume of Marie Rene Auguste Alexis Saint-Leger
Maryse Condé, Ernest Pépin, Hector Poullet, Sylviane Telchid, Gisele Pineau, Maryse Romanos, Jude Sahai, Ernest Moutoussamy, Jocelyne Sene, Henri Bangou ..MC(2) .. Jocelyn Valverde

Guyana
CGuyana.com Authors .. John Agard .. JA(2) .. Richard Allsopp .. Joel Benjamin .. Frank Birbalsingh .. Dr. Dale Bisnauth .. Dennis Craig .. David Dabydeen .. DD(2) .. Kevin Grant re:David Dabydeen .. Cyril Dabydeen .. CD(2) .. Mahadai Das .. MD(2) .. Norma De Haarte .. David Campbell .. Sharon Maas .. Martin Carter .. MC(2) .. MC(3) .. MC(4) .. MC(4) .. Beryl Gilroy .. BG(3) .. Denise Harris .. Maggie Harris .. Wilson Harris .. WH(2) .. WH(3) .. WH(4) .. Abdur-Rahman Slade Hopkinson .. Arnold Harrichand Itwaru .. Janet Jagan .. Meiling Jin .. Laxmi Kallicharan .. Oonya Kempadoo .. Moses Nagamootoo .. Kumar Mahabir .. Basdeo Mangru .. Marc Matthews .. MM(2) .. Wordsworth A. McAndrew .. Ian McDonald .. IM(2) .. IM(3) .. Mark McWatt .. IM(4) .. Pauline Melville .. PM(2) .. Grace Nichols .. GN(2) .. Sasenarine Persaud .. SP(2) .. SP(3) .. Rupert Roopnaraine .. Lloyd Searwar .. Clem Seecharan .. Narmala Shewcharan .. A. J. Seymour .. AJS(2) .. Jan Shinebourne .. Jagdish Rai Singh .. JRS(2) .. Eric Walrond .. N. D. Williams .. Charlotte Williams .. CW(2) .. Shana Yardan .. Matthew French Young

Haiti
Jacques Stephen Alexis .. Dany Laferriére .. Edwidge Danticat .. ED(2) .. ED(3) .. Danielle Legros Georges ..

Jamaica
Opal Palmer Adisa .. OPA(2) .. OPA(3) .. OPA(4) .. Lillian Allen .. Edward Baugh .. EB(2) .. Vera Bell .. Louise Bennet .. LB(2) .. LB(2) .. James Berry .. JB(2) .. JB(2) .. Valerie Bloom .. Carolita BLYTHE .. Erna Brodber .. EB(2) .. EB(3) .. George Campbell .. Hazel D. Campbell .. HDC(2) .. Hugh Doston Carberry .. Margaret Cezair-Thompson .. Michelle Cliff .. MC(2) .. Sara Collins .. Afua Cooper .. AC(2) .. Christine Craig .. Kwame Dawes .. KD(2) .. KD(3) Bernadette Gabay Dyer .. BGD(2) BGD(3) Marcia Douglas .. Garfield Ellis .. Gloria Escoffery .. GE(2) .. GE(4) .. Barbara Ferland .. Esther Figueroa .. John Figueroa .. JF(2) .. JF(2) .. Honor Ford-Smith .. Gillian Foster .. Avis Glaze .. Lorna Goodison .. LG(2) .. LG(3) .. LG(3) .. LG(4) .. LG(5) .. Jean Goulbourne .. JG(3) .. Vjange Hazle . . John Hearne (English) .. A. L. Hendriks .. Nalo Hopkinson .. NH(2) .. Jacqueline Johnson .. D.N. Wong Ken .. Roger Mais .. RM(2) .. RM(3) .. RM(3) .. Rachel Manley .. RM(2) .. Delores McAnuff-Gauntlett .. Basil McFarlane .. Claude McKay .. CM(2) CM(3) .. Alecia McKenzie .. Mark McMorris .. MM(2) .. MM(3) .. MM(4) .. Brian Meeks .. BM(2) .. Anthony McNeill .. AM(2) .. Masani Montague .. Pamela Mordecai .. PM(2) .. PM(3) .. PM(4) .. PM(5) .. PM(6) .. Mervyn Morris .. MM(2) .. Orlando Patterson .. Annie Paul .. Geoffrey Philp .. GP(2) .. Claudia Rankine .. Vic Reid .. VR(2) .. Heather Royes .. David Rudder .. Andrew Salkey .. AS(2) .. Dennis Scott .. DS(2) .. DS(3) .. DS(4) .. Olive Senior .. OS(2) .. OS(3) .. Verene Shepherd .. P. M. Sherlock .. Makeda Silvera .. MS(2) .. MS(3) .. Horane Smith .. Michael G. Smith .. MGS(2) .. Michael Thelwell .. MT(1) .. Ralph Thompson .. Vivian Virtue .. Orlando Wong .. Sylvia Wynter .. SW(2) ..

Martinique
Aimé Césaire .. Patrick Chamoiseau .. Franz Fanon .. Edouard Glissant ..

Montserrat
Howard Fergus .. E. A. "Archie" Markham .. EAM(2) .. EAM(3) .. EAM(4) .. Matthew Phipps Shiel [born Shiell]

St. Lucia
McDonald Dixon .. Kendel Hippolyte .. KH(2) .. Jane King .. John Robert Lee .. Garth St. Omer .. Derek Walcott .. DW(1) .. DW(2) .. DW(3) .. and from a strong Derek Walcott fan, Judith Corea, DW(4) DW(5) ..

St. Kitts
Simon Jones-Hendrickson .. Caryl Phillips .. CP(2) .. CP(2)

St. Martin
Fabian Adekunle Badejo .. Ruby Bute .. .. Ras Changa .. Esther Gumbs .. Charles Borromeo Hodge .. Deborah Drisana Jack .. Daniella Jeffry .. Joseph H. Lake, Jr. .. Louie Laveist .. Lasana Sekou .. Ian Valz .. Gerard Van Veen .. Ingrid Zagers

St. Vincent and The Grenadines
Edgar Adams .. E. A. Baisden .. Owen Campbell .. Richard Morris Dey .. RMD(2) .. Ebenezer Duncan .. Horatio Nelson Huggins' Hiroona (1885? - publ 1937) .. Cameron O'Neil King .. Ellsworth "Shake" Keane .. ESK(2) .. E. McG. Keane [ESK(3)] .. Pat Mitchell .. Ben S. Robertson .. George Thomas .. H. Nigel Thomas .. Basil Warner .. Daniel Williams

Trinidad & Tobago
André Alexis .. Vanessa Alleyne .. Michael Anthony .. MA(2) .. Kevyn Alan Arthur .. Lynette Atwell .. Neil Bissoondath .. NB(2) .. NB(3) .. Dionne Brand .. DB(2) .. DB(3) .. DB(4) .. Dr. Stewart Brown (re:Martin Carter) .. Wayne Brown .. WB(2) .. Faustin Charles .. Willi Chen .. WC(2) .. WC(2) .. Lynette Comissiong .. Ramabai Espinet .. Brenda Flanagan .. Anson Gonzales .. Cecil Gray .. CG(2) .. Claire Harris .. Cecil Herbert .. Clyde Hosein .. C.L.R. James .. CLRJ(2) .. CLRJ(3) .. CLRJ(4) .. Cynthia James .. CJ(2) .. Kieth Jardim .. Ismith Khan .. IK(2) .. IK(3) .. Roi Kwabena .. RK(1) .. RK(2) .. RK(3) RK(4) RK(5) John Gaffar La Guerre .. Anu Lakhan .. Earl Lovelace .. EL(2) .. EL(3) .. EL(4) .. John Lyons .. Kumar Mahabir .. Bhadase S. Maharaj .. Niala Maharaj .. Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming .. LM-R(2) .. Paloma Mohamed .. Marina Ama Omowale Maxwell .. MAOM(2) .. Dirk McClean .. Roger McTair .. RM(2) .. Judy Miles .. Sharlow Mohammed .. Simon Moses .. SM(1) .. SM(2) .. Dennison Moore .. Seepersad Naipaul .. SN(2) .. V. S. Naipaul .. VSN(2) .. VSN(3) .. VSN(4) .. VSN(5) .. Paula Obé .. Kenneth Vidia Parmasad .. D. Parsuram Maharaj .. Dawad Philip .. Marlene Nourbese Philip .. MNP(2) .. Maxwell Philip .. Velma Pollard .. Georgia Popplewell .. Lakshmi Persaud .. LP(2) .. Victor Questel .. Maharaj Rabindrinath .. Jennifer Rahim .. JR(2) .. Barnabas J. Ramon-Fortune .. BJR(2) .. Judy Raymond .. Eric M. Roach .. Itah Sadhu .. Lawrence Scott .. LS(2) .. Samuel Selvon .. SS(2) .. SS(3) .. Samaroo Siewah .. Neil A. Sookdeo .. John Stewart .. Harold Telemaque .. Trevor Sudama .. Jeremy Taylor .. JT(2) .. Eric Williams
and some more on T & T Authors from Alana Ochoa Trafford

Virgin Islands (BVI & USVI)
Nicole Frances Arguin .. Patricia Margaret Nelthropp Fagan .. Jennie N. Wheatley ..

Canada
Ken Alexander .. Margaret Atwood .. Diana Braithwaite .. Carol Camper .. George Eliott Clarke .. Bachna Gilmore ..

United States of America
** Daryl Cumber Dance ** .. DCD(2) .. Alma Guillermoprieto trans. Esther Allen ..

Indian sub-continent
Syed Manzurul Islam .. Lino Leito .. Mirza Sheikh I'tesamuddin .. Rohinton Mistry .. E. Franklin Frazier

Belize
Raymond Barrow .. Zee Edgell .. ZE(2) .. The Women of Orange Walk District, Belize

Other
Dave Lichtenstein's Website on Caribbean Literature at Brown University
Postcolonial Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
www.ccsedu.com/coral/collection/
A recommended reading list from Russ' Bequia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines
Don Mitchell's West Indian Bibliography English language non-fiction of the West Indies Lynn DeWeese-Parkinson's Rare Caribbean Books
Macmillan Caribbean, a publishing division of Macmillan Heinemann ELT, - specialize in the publication of books for and about the Caribbean in all subjects and at all levels; from infant to tertiary education and a wide wide range of titles of general interest.
West Indies Publishing St. Johns's, Antigua
Chakra Publishing House is a member of The Caribbean Publishers Network (CAPNET) . . House of Nehesi Publishing Philipsburg, St. Martin
The Caribbean Review of Books 6 Prospect Ave., Marval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
The Majority Press Dover, MA, USA
Caribbean Literature at www.eng.fju.edu.tw Tiawan
Liège Language & Literature Liège University, Belgium
Journal of Caribbean Literatures Dr. Maurice A. Lee, Editor - University of Central Arkansas
Bequia Whaling a selected bibliography
Michael Paiewonsky's MAPes MONDe Ltd a Caribbean art and history source
Richard Morris Dey"s referenced works in "Writing on the Sea"
Identity and Caribbean Literature, A lecture delivered to the Japanese Black Studies Association at Nara Women's College, Nara, Japan. By Selwyn R. Cudjoe
www.poemhunter.com
Wadabagei A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora

West Indian Poetry New Edition - an Anthology for schools by Kenneth Ramchand & Cecil Gray published (eighth impression 1999) by Pearson Education Limited, Edinburgh Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 2JE, England. Copyright Longman Group UK Limited 1989 ISBN 0 582 76637 0. - All the poems set for the CXC English B examination up to 1992 are included in the book. -- Kenneth Ramchand is Professor of West Indian Literature at the University of the West Indies. Cecil Gray, former teacher, Senior Lecturer in Education and Director of a Diploma in Education Programme at the University of the West Indies, is well known for his wide experience of writing both textbooks and poetry.

BARBADOS - BIM RIDDIMS: Online Anthology of VOICES: Barbados Writers Collective - Premier literary online bi-annual featuring the very best of Barbadian (and soon!) Caribbean writing. Linked to Official website, VOICES: Barbados Writers Collective ONLINE http://anexa.com/voicesbarbadoswriterscollective.

Pam Mordecai's www.lexsysbooks.com Toronto, Canada

An excellent source for many of the books related to St. Vincent in particular, and many others, is at R. & M. Adams Book Centre at the Kingstown Cruise Terminal, P.O. Box 707, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Telephone:(784)457-5174 fax:(784)485-6945, email: adamsbooks@vincysurf.com

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For those with an interest in French language poetry, you can find good sources through the website at Poesie du Monde including a few from the Caribbean.

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New Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters!

CALABASH: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters, is a bi-annual international literary journal based at New York University dedicated to publishing works encompassing, but not limited to, the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone, and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. The Journal seeks to place writers from these communities in dialogue among themselves, as well as with their migrant, immigrant, and expatriate counterparts. The Journal provides coverage of critical engagements by and among scholars from literary, artistic, and cultural traditions in and on the Caribbean. CALABASH has a strong visual arts component.

For Volume 2, Number 1

CALABASH invites submissions in fiction, poetry, drama, interviews, book reviews, personal and critical essays, cultural news, announcements, and other new and emerging genres. Please send manuscripts in triplicates to the attention of the editor. Scholarly submissions should follow the MLA format. Send slides and photography with enough postage to cover their safe return .

Short fiction and poetry, upon editorial approval, will be published in its original language (if that is not English) with a translation in English.

Send three copies of all works by June 1 to: Jacqueline Bishop, The Editor

Visit the Calabash web-site at: www.nyu.edu/projects/calabash/main.htm for further information and to contact us via E-mail.

CALABASH: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters
New York University
The Creative Writing Program
19 University Place
New York, NY 10003
E-mail: jaj204@is7.nyu.edu or Calabash_journal@hotmail.com

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Hi Russ:

Mahadai Das is from Guyana, Hazel Campbell from Jamaica and Daryl Dance is Afro-American, resident in the US. All great people.

This is Pam Mordecai, jus up de road in Toronto, delighted to see your page and wanting to let you know that CERTIFIABLE, my new collection of poetry, is just out from Goose Lane Editions. Also that I will be reading at the International Festival of Authors this October (IFOA 2001), date as yet unspecified. Do come if you can.

In addition, our press, Sandberry Press, published Edward Baugh's new collection of poetry, IT WAS THE SINGING, in 2000. Eddie read from it at IFOA 2000 and was a huge hit.

Glad to hear back from you anytime at mm@lexsysbooks.com from which Eddie's books and many others on our website www.lexsysbooks.com are available.

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TimBuktu Subject: A new journal TimBuktu
Received: Fri 09/04/2004 4:29 AM

Dear Sir,
I am a writer and artist living in Wales. I have just started a journal called TimBuktu. I need your help to contact people of colour who might like to contribute. I am the daughter of the late Denis Williams mentioned on your site. Please can you help me? I have included our submission guidelines for you to look at. I hope you can be of assistance.
best isabel adonis.

TIMBUKTU General Submission Guidelines (Culture and Identity)

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