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de book of Joseph

by Pamela Mordecai
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: canadian, caribbean & latin american

de book of Joseph, the third book in Mordecai's epic trilogy about the lives of Jesus, his mother, Mary, and his foster father, the tekton of Nazareth, is a dazzling retelling in Jamaican Creole of the story of Joseph's life--his first marriage, his magical meeting with Mary, and his role in the birth and raising of Jesus. Mordecai creates a cast o …

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Cane Fire

by Shani Mootoo
edition: Paperback
tagged: family, lgbt, caribbean & latin american

From internationally celebrated writer and visual artist Shani Mootoo comes Cane | Fire, an immersive and vivid collection that marks a long-awaited return to poetry.

Throughout this evocative, sensual collection, akin to a poetic memoir, past and present are in conversation with each other as the narrator moves from Ireland to San Fernando, and fin …

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Voyage, The

by H. Nigel Thomas
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, caribbean & latin american

The Voyage is a collection of poems culled from a lifetime of meditations on self, family, time, and ageing; it also reflects on political and social aspects of human lives, such as hubris, abuse of power, racism and oppression.

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Certifiable

by Pamela Mordecai
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: canadian, caribbean & latin american, women authors

Toronto writer Pamela Mordecai is a well-known voice in poetry of the Caribbean diaspora. She has long been a popular anthologist, a mentor to other writers, a frequent contributor to literary journals, and a vital link between the literary worlds of Canada and Jamaica; Certifiable presents a maturing vision of women's lives in both of her homes. C …

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Aquí era el paraíso / Here Was Paradise

Selección de poemas de Humberto Ak’abal / Selected Poems of Humberto Ak’abal

by Humberto Ak'abal, illustrated by Amelia Lau Carling, translated by Hugh Hazelton, edited by Patricia Aldana
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 12
tagged: poetry (see also stories in verse), caribbean & latin america, nature, caribbean & latin american

A collection of poetry by one of the greatest Indigenous poets of the Americas about the vanished world of his childhood — that of the Maya K’iche’.

Aquí era el paraíso / Here Was Paradise is a selection of poems written by the great Maya poet Humberto Ak’abal. They evoke his childhood in and around the Maya K’iche’ village of Momosten …

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eat salt | gaze at the ocean

by Junie Désil
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, caribbean & latin american, women authors

eat salt | gaze at the ocean explores the themes of Black sovereignty, Haitian sovereignty, and Black lives, using the Haitian (original) zombie as a metaphor for the condition and treatment of Black bodies. Interspersed with information about zombies, Haiti, and policies is the author’s personal narrative of growing up Black and Haitian of immig …

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by Mary Rykov
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: women authors, canadian, caribbean & latin american

This debut poetry collection is a breathtaking array of poems, wisdom, reflection, and all that comes in between. The sections are perfectly placed, providing interludes that allow for breath and temporary relief, needed because of the powerful themes, images, word choices. The poems in some conditions apply delight in the power of art to transmute …

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CONFIRMATION BIAS

by Ivanna Baranova
edition: Paperback
  • age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12
tagged: women authors, canadian, caribbean & latin american

Confirmation bias is the tendency to interpret new evidence in support of one's existing beliefs or theories. In her stunning debut poetry collection, Ivanna Baranova excavates notions of evidence, existence, and resiliency in an attempt to transcend the beliefs that demand our psychic reproduction. Desire, affect, anger, and healing collide in Bar …

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