Catalog Tag: Jamaica
Concerns with human rights, political oppression, sexuality, race, and Jamaican culture thematically connect these essays.
A Jamaican father and his adult son travel across the island together in a touching and humorous novel that explores family reconciliation.
The death of a Jamaican man’s father raises questions about the father’s political endeavors, and about the plight of 1980s Jamaica.
A powerful tale of a young woman’s quest to unearth her identity, lost between cultures and families.
Moa, a fourteen-year-old slave, gets caught up in the most significant slave rebellion in Jamaican history, paying homage to freedom fighters all over the world.
The free Caribbean Debuts Digit features excerpts from four great debut works of fiction in our catalog: Drifting by Katia D. Ulysse, The Night of the Rambler by Montague Kobbé, The Roving Tree by Elsie Augustave (Haiti), and John Crow’s Devil by Marlon James.
The highly anticipated new novel and debut US publication from the legendary Jamaican author of The Lunatic and The Duppy.
Oddball sexuality, acts of perversion, and out-of-order behavior from the acclaimed Jamaican author of The Lunatic and Dog War.
How funny is this social satire? Akashic Books’s pledge to our readers: Laugh out loud at least once or your money back. Seriously.
A modern-day King Lear, a novel of greed, resentment, jealousy, betrayal, and romance set in Trinidad, Jamaica, and Barbados.
A dazzling coming-of-age novella, now an Essence Magazine best seller, by Jamaica’s top-selling writer.
A Jamaican patois translation of the New York Times, Amazon.com, and Wall Street Journal number one best seller and worldwide phenomenon.
Award-winning poet Kwame Dawes explores the insidious nature of power and the limits of protest for Chris Abani’s Black Goat poetry series.
A passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of the biggest reggae stars in the world.
An inspiring children’s picture book about the indomitable spirit of Jamaican eight-time Olympic medal winner Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce.
Jamaica’s literary lion Colin Channer presents new fiction from the freshest young Jamaican authors and the Calabash International Literary Festival’s Extended Family.
The first-ever US publication of the Caribbean comic classic that is also a major motion picture.
American-born artist Chris is forced to reconsider his conception of family during a visit to his mother’s Caribbean homeland.
A pan-Caribbean anthology of original short stories culled from the very best entries to the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Best-selling writer Colin Channer’s debut poetry collection tackles the unlikely literary figure of the Jamaican policeman.
The debut novel from the award-winning Ghanaian-born Jamaican poet.
A provocative debut that masterfully fuses issues of culture, race, sexuality, and family.
Brand-new fiction, essays, and poems from seventeen island countries around the world.
So Much Things to Say: 100 Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival
Robert Pinsky and Derek Walcott anchor this groundbreaking, soulful poetry collection.
A cookbook inspired by the food of Ziggy’s upbringing in the household of Bob and Rita Marley.
*While supplies last, books ordered through the Akashic Books website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Ziggy Marley!
In 1668, a young Jamaican girl, Kemosha, secures her freedom from enslavement and finds her true self while sailing to Panama with the legendary Captain Morgan.
Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before February 1, 2022.