Concerns with human rights, political oppression, sexuality, race, and Jamaican culture thematically connect these essays.
Catalog Tag: Jamaica
A powerful tale of a young woman’s quest to unearth her identity, lost between cultures and families.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Jamaican father and his adult son travel across the island together in a touching and humorous novel that explores family reconciliation.
A modern-day King Lear, a novel of greed, resentment, jealousy, betrayal, and romance set in Trinidad, Jamaica, and Barbados.