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The Point Is to Change the World

Selected Writings of Andaiye

edited by Alissa Trotz, by Andaiye
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
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Radical activist, thinker, and comrade of Walter Rodney, Andaiye was one of the Caribbean’s most important political voices. For the first time, her writings are published in one collection. Through essays, letters, and journal entries, Andaiye’s thinking on the intersections of gender, race, class, and power are powerfully articulated, Caribbe …

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The Cry of Vertières

Liberation Memory and the Beginning of Haiti

by Jean-Pierre Le Glaunec, translated by Jonathan Kaplansky
edition: eBook
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This book tells the story of the Battle of Vertières, fought in 1803 between indigenous Haitian forces under the leadership of Jean-Jacques Dessalines and a French expeditionary army commanded by Napoleon. The battle marked the culmination of a thirteen-year revolutionary struggle to end slavery and the dawn of an independent Haiti. Yet despite it …

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Orwell in Cuba

How 1984 Came to Be Published in Castro’s Twilight

by Frédérick Lavoie, translated by Donald Winkler
edition: Paperback
tagged: communism & socialism, human rights, cuba, caribbean & latin american, propaganda

Orwell in Cuba chronicles journalist Frédérick Lavoie’s attempts to unravel the motives behind the mysterious appearance of a new translation of George Orwell’s 1984, formerly taboo in Cuba, just ahead of the country’s twenty-fifth International Book Fair. Lavoie works to make sense of how Cubans feel about the past, present, and future of …

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Carnival Is Woman

Feminism and Performance in Caribbean Mas

edited by Frances Henry & Dwaine Plaza
edition: Paperback
tagged: regional & ethnic, women's studies

Revelations of both the burgeoning power and expression of women celebrating Carnival

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Other Diplomacies, Other Ties

Cuba and Canada in the Shadow of the US

edited by Luis Rene Fernandez Tabio; Cynthia Wright & Lana Wylie
edition: Hardcover
tagged: caribbean & latin american, cuba

Other Diplomacies, Other Ties explores Cuba-Canada relations following the revolution of 1959 and the major geopolitical and economic transformations that have occurred in recent years.

 

Through the conceptual lens of "other diplomacies," which emphasizes interactions among non-state actors, the contributors challenge the conventional wisdom regard …

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Cuba beyond the Beach

Stories of Life in Havana

by Karen Dubinsky
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: hispanic american studies, caribbean & west indies, cuba

Havana is Cuba’s soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World. After over a decade of visits as a teacher, researcher, and friend, Karen Dubinsky looks past political slogans and tourist postcards to the streets, neighbourhoods, and personalities of a complicated and contradictory city. Her affectionate, humorous vignettes illustrate …

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