Caribbean Studies Association Book Launch 2011

Here is the full list of books launched at the Caribbean Studies Association Book Launch, held on June 2, 2011, in Willemstad, Curaçao.

From 2009: Slavery and Resistance in Curaçao: The Rebellion of 1795 (Curaçao) by Lionel Janga and Charles de Rego; Continued Perspectives on the Black Diaspora (Revised edition, University Press of America) by Aubrey W Bonnett and Calvin B. Holder; and Eroticism, Spirituality and Resistance in Black Women’s Writings (University Press of Florida) by Donna Aza Weir-Soley.

From 2010: Activating the Past: History and Memory in the Black Atlantic World (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) edited by Andrew Apter and Lauren Derby); Adieu aan de Nikkers, Koelies en Makaambas: de constructie van Rasdenken an de Nederlandse Caribistiek [Farewell to the Niggers, Coolies and Whiteys: Deconstructing Racialism in Dutch Caribbean Studies] (Totem Boek, Radboud University) by Francio Guadeloupe; DanceHall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto (University of Ottawa Press) by Sonjah Stanley Niaah; Danzantes Del Tiempo: Antologia Poética de Kamau Brathwaite (Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México) edited by Christopher Winks y Adriana Mateos; Een koloniale speeltuin [A Colonial Playground] (Prometheus) by Miriam Sluis; Feminist Advocacy and Gender Equity in the Anglophone Caribbean (Routledge) by Michelle Rowley; Man Vibes: Masculinities in the Jamaican Dancehall (Ian Randle Publishers) by Donna Hope; Music, Media & Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica (Arawak) by Marcia Forbes; Only West Indians: Creole Nationalism in the British West Indies (Africa World Press) by Fragano S.J. Ledgister; The Colonial State in the Caribbean (Amrit Publishers) by Marten Schalkwijk; The Political Calypso: A Socio-Linguistic Process of Conflict Transformation (Personal Power Publications) by Everard Philips; and Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism Between Women in Caribbean Literature (Duke  University Press) by Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley (University of Minnesota).

From 2011: Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse (Fordham University Press) by April Shemak; Het tweede bed [The Second Bed] (Caribpublishing BV) by Valdemar Marcha; Sex and the Citizen: Interrogating the Caribbean (University of Virginia Press) edited by Faith Smith; and Through the Political Glass Ceiling: Race to Prime Minister by Trinidad and Tobago’s First Female Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar by Kris Rampersad.

The following Dutch Caribbean-related books were published outside of the association’s usual time range of the past two years, but they were also highlighted at the launch: Di Ki Manera? A Social History of Afro-Curaçaoans, 1863-1917 (Eerste druk, 2007) by Rose Mary Allen and Eerlijckman in dienst van het Staatse leger en de West-Indische Compagnie [Honestman in Service of the Dutch Army and the West Indian Company] (Willemstad, 2008) by Marjo Nederlof.

[Many thanks to Faith Smith for the complete book launch list.]

4 thoughts on “Caribbean Studies Association Book Launch 2011

  1. As the author of “A Struggle to Walk with Dignity-The TRUE story of a Jamaican-born Canadian”:978-0-9784982-0-7. I had to do research on my grandfather Herbert Theodore Thomas 1856 to 1930,about his contribution to Jamaica & the British Empire. His story has become a part of Jamaica’s lost history, that I am willing to share with your Caribbean Studies Assoc. at Ottawa University. This man deserves to be remembered, because he had
    courage to cross the racial divide of his time which was not welcomed by his peers. He was a Police Inspector, Author of 2 books, Lecturer, Naturalist &
    Explorer. Get the info on a man who gave to his country, and is forgotten:
    http://users.pullman.com/mitchelm/h.t.thomasbook2.htm Visit this site, and help preserve our Caribbean heritage. With my thanks, Gerald.

  2. I Would like to up-date my last comment to your website on Nov 11th/11. The website that I gave for your readers appears to not be accessible to your readers. I apologize for my error, so these are the sites that readers can get all the info on my grandfather; Just Google: User Pages, info on Inspector Herbert Theodore Thomas, or http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jamwgw/ and scroll down to Links to Jamaican Genealogy. Jamaican Police Inspector Herbert T. Thomas 1856-1930, was also the author of “Untrodden Jamaica”1890, “Something about Obeah”1891& “The story of a West Indian Policeman 47 years in the Jamaica Constabulary”1927. We must keep his erased History alive. Thank you, Gerald.

      1. After much research and with the help of UK Military Genealogist Alan Greveson & Madeline E. Mitchell in Jamaica, on my family books and Pamphlets. I am pleased to say that my families contribution to Literature is now complete and preserved in York U. Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections in Toronto On. Canada, and in The Digital Libraries of-University of Florida U.S. Where all of my family info is available to researchers and the public. Books from one Caribbean family-“Untrodden Jamaica”1890, Pamphlet-“Something about Obeah”1891, “The story of a West Indian Policeman”1927 by my grandfather Herbert T. Thomas and his grandson’s aytobiography author Gerald A. Archambeau “A Struggle to Walk with Dignity-The True story of a Jamaican-born Canadian”2008. With my thanks to all.

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