More Cuban noir from Akashic! (Following the success of Outcast by José Latour—nominated for Edgar, Anthony and Firecracker awards.)
Subject: Caribbean Interest
Featured Caribbean Interest Titles
- The Family Mansion
- God Carlos
- Mr. Loverman
- Elizabeth Nunez Digit
- So Much Things to Say: 100 Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival
- John Crow’s Devil
- As Flies to Whatless Boys
- Haiti Noir
- The Girl with the Golden Shoes
- Caribbean Debuts Digit
- Adios Muchachos
What William S. Burroughs’ Junky was to heroin addiction, All or Nothing is to gambling, only more prophetic.
Concerns with human rights, political oppression, sexuality, race, and Jamaican culture thematically connect these essays.
Tragedy and humor meet in an adventure-packed, historical novel about a British incursion into the island of Trinidad in 1845.
A powerful tale of a young woman’s quest to unearth her identity, lost between cultures and families.
In conjunction with the publication of Pills and Starships by Lydia Millet—the latest release from our Black Sheep imprint for Young Adults and Young Readers—we’ve created the Black Sheep Digit, comprising excerpts from Pills and Starships and our first two Black Sheep releases, Changers Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper and Game World by C. J. Farley.
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.
A new mystery in hardcover from the godfather of Cuban Noir.
Eight talented Caribbean poets are featured in this second publication from Peekash Press.
Robert Arellano, author of the Edgar-nominated crime novel Havana Lunar, returns with another spine-tingling noir from Akashic Books.
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.
The Ancient Greek thriller from the author of Adios Muchachos, winner of an Edgar Award.
Fast Eddie is a convoluted Oedipal adventure blending low-brow scenarios with high-art diction, reminiscent of Robert Coover, John Hawkes, and Edmund White.
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.
Akashic recruits Danticat, one of the truly great contemporary writers, to edit this timely volume featuring stories set both before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
The best anthology of classic Haitian fiction ever assembled, unparalleled in scope.
A passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of the biggest reggae stars in the world.
A literary crime novel on the last island of socialism, during a period of intense depseration.
In the stories of Havana Noir, authors uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria, in a city characterized by ironic and wrenching contradictions.
Bob Marley’s first and most famous son, Ziggy, extends his devotion to youth with his debut children’s book.
Jamaica’s literary lion Colin Channer presents new fiction from the freshest young Jamaican authors and the Calabash International Literary Festival’s Extended Family.
A majestic novel that will launch Allen into the ranks of Junot Díaz and Toni Morrison.
The highly anticipated debut poetry collection from the best-selling author of Dreaming in Cuban.
An African American man confronts a heart of darkness when his family moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Norway.
The first-ever US publication of the Caribbean comic classic that is also a major motion picture.
The debut title from Akashic’s Open Lens imprint: a universal tale of family, heritage, and the ties that bind, from the nationally best-selling author Randall Robinson.
A groundbreaking, hilarious novel about two elder gay Caribbean men coming to terms with being closeted in a changing world.
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.
A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution.
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.
The debut novel from the Godfather of Cuban Noir.
The long-awaited follow-up to Edgar Award–winning Adios Muchachos.
The Caribbean provides no shelter from the delicious terror of the Akashic Noir Series.
A Jamaican father and his adult son travel across the island together in a touching and humorous novel that explores family reconciliation.
Kobbé’s hilarious social novel centers on a comically failed business venture on the island of Anguilla, brilliantly echoing A Confederacy of Dunces and Herman Wouk’s Don’t Stop the Carnival.