By Bernardine Evaristo
Riverhead, January 2009
Written by a biracial poet and originally published in the U.K. last year, this is a witty, yet provocative slavery retelling, where “Aphrikans” are the masters of “whytes” in need of “civilization.”
By Thomas Glave
City Lights Publishers, January 2009
Bronx-born Jamaican and New York raised, this writer/activist’s new short-story collection confronts race, war, sexuality and eroticism-a mix that only serious talents can deliver.
By Emmanuel Jal