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
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.
Trade paperback reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s new novel, a New York Times Editors’ Choice.
Tragedy and humor meet in an adventure-packed, historical novel about a British incursion into the island of Trinidad in 1845.
An inspirational rags-to-riches memoir by the founder of the most successful Caribbean business ever established in the US.
A powerful tale of a young woman’s quest to unearth her identity, lost between cultures and families.
A powerful immigrant story of family, love, assimilation, and a provocative look inside the contemporary book business.
A new mystery in hardcover from the godfather of Cuban Noir.
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.
An illuminating and unflinching novel exploring England’s 19th-century colonization of Jamaica.
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 provocative and persuasive historical novel exploring the Spanish brutality against native Indians in early 16th-century Jamaica.
Award-winning poet Kwame Dawes explores the insidious nature of power and the limits of protest for Chris Abani’s Black Goat poetry series.
After her infant son is kidnapped, Beverley Cottrell’s marriage fails. Years later, could a mysterious, lurking young man be her long-lost son?
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.
A literary crime novel on the last island of socialism, during a period of intense depseration.
In the stories of Havana Noir current and former residents of the city uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria.
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 long-awaited paperback reissue of the acclaimed Jamaican author’s debut novel.
Following in the Caribbean footsteps of Haiti Noir and Trinidad Noir, now come dark stories from Jamaica’s capital city.
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 gorgeously written and highly entertaining debut novel about a small island’s struggle for independence from Britain.
A powerful debut novel illuminating how adoptees struggle to recapture their personal histories and cultural legacy, part of Akashic’s Open Lens imprint.
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.
The best anthology of classic Haitian fiction ever assembled, unparalleled in scope.
A groundbreaking, hilarious novel about two elder gay Caribbean men coming to terms with being closeted in a changing world.
A riveting memoir in which Nunez wrestles with her mother’s determination to have her leave her Trinidadian homeland for America.
A pan-Caribbean anthology of original short stories culled from the very best entries to the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
A Jamaican patois translation of the New York Times, Amazon.com, and Wall Street Journal number one best seller and worldwide phenomenon.
This mesmerizing, lyrical debut explores the lives of Haitian families aspiring to escape hardship and an earthquake’s devastation.