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
- God Carlos
- John Crow’s Devil
- The Girl with the Golden Shoes
- As Flies to Whatless Boys
- Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab
- Mr. Loverman
- A Tall History of Sugar
- Haiti Noir
- The Family Mansion
- So Much Things to Say: 100 Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival
- Mouths Don’t Speak
- Adios Muchachos
A beautiful children’s picture book featuring the lyrics of Peter Tosh’s global classic celebrating children of African descent.
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.
A Jamaican father and his adult son travel across the island together in a touching and humorous novel that explores family reconciliation.
Race, class, and hormones combine and combust when a Harvard freshman and his two friends attempt to join the staff of the Harpoon, the school’s iconic humor magazine.
Tragedy and humor meet in an adventure-packed, historical novel about a British incursion into the island of Trinidad in 1845.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Nunez’s reissued fourth novel is a haunting, mesmerizing exploration into the often destructive price of passion.
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.
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.
Legendary Haitian author Depestre combines magic, fantasy, eroticism, and delirious humor to explore universal questions of race and sexuality.
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 desperation.
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.
An inspiring children’s picture book about the indomitable spirit of Jamaican six-time Olympic medal winner Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce.
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 Haitian immigrant in the US tries to stay emotionally afloat after the 2010 Haitian earthquake rips her family apart.
A young man travels to Trinidad to reconnect with a transgender parent, uncovering the complex realities of love and family.
A groundbreaking, hilarious novel about two elder gay Caribbean men coming to terms with being closeted in a changing world.
Discover some of the best in speculative short fiction from the Caribbean’s up-and-coming voices.
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.
A pan-Caribbean anthology of original short stories culled from the very best entries to the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
The reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s captivating novel Prospero’s Daughter, a brilliantly conceived retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Best-selling writer Colin Channer’s debut poetry collection tackles the unlikely literary figure of the Jamaican policeman.
An American Rasta’s retelling of episodes in American history with an anti-colonial thrust and a view toward charting a brighter future.
A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution.
Puerto Rico’s capital city enters the Noir Series arena, meticulously edited by one of San Juan’s best-known authors.
La capital de Puerto Rico entra la arena de la serie noir, editado meticulosamente por una de las autoras más conocidas de San Juan.
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.
The debut novel from the Godfather of Cuban Noir.
A haunting, epic Caribbean love story, reminiscent of García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera.
The long-awaited follow-up to Edgar Award–winning Adios Muchachos.
Obejas’s stories of contemporary Cuba explore how history and fate intrude on even the most ordinary of lives.
The Caribbean provides no shelter from the delicious terror of the Akashic Noir Series.
Two of Trinidad’s top literary writers masterfully curate this retrospective of the nation’s best writing over the past century.
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!
American-born artist Chris is forced to reconsider his conception of family during a visit to his mother’s Caribbean homeland.
Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 17, 2020.
A picture book based on Ziggy Marley’s popular song celebrating music’s many forms, from the sounds of ocean waves to laugher in the family kitchen.
Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before May 4, 2021.
Ziggy Marley’s ode to his four-legged friend Romeo becomes a picture book that is sure to touch the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.
Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before May 4, 2021.