Several of the country’s most renowned and celebrated contemporary African-American and Caribbean authors will be featured at this year’s 30th anniversary edition of the Miami Book Fair International (MBFI), presented by the Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College (MDC).

Award-winning authors Nikki Giovanni, Walter Mosley, Jamaica Kincaid, Edwidge Danticat and Kwame Dawes are among the lineup of nearly 35 African-American and Caribbean authors who will discuss their latest works during the fair, as well participate in book signings, readings and one-on-one discussions.

They join other distinguished African-American authors, such as Stanley Crouch, Dr. Carl Hart, Terry McMillan, James McBride, Albert “Prodigy” Johnson and Representative John Lewis. The exciting lineup of top Caribbean authors also includes up-and-coming author David Valentine Bernard and Oonya Kempadoo.

A few of the authors, though not of African nor Caribbean descent, have written and presented about African-American and the Caribbean experience in their work, such as Robert Antoni, Jonathan M. Katz and Candice Russell. For scheduled events, please visit

Here’s a list of this year’s featured authors of African-American and Caribbean descent, as well as those whose work highlights black culture and 

Robert Antoni, As Flies to Whatless Boys

Elsie Augustave, The Roving Tree

David Valentine Bernard, The Thirsty 
Earth: A Novel

Edwidge Danticat, Claire of the Sea Light

Kwame Dawes, Duppy Conqueror: New and Selected Poems

Thomas Glave, Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh

Fabienne Sylvia Josaphat, All That Glitters: Non-Fiction from Sliver of Stone

Jonathan M. Katz, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster

Oonya Kempadoo, All Decent Animals: A Novel

Jamaica Kincaid, See Now Then: A Novel

Montague Kobbe, The Night of the Rambler

Candice Russell, Masterpieces of Haitian Art

Evelyne Trouillot, Rosalie l’infâme

George Vilson, Kandelab 101: Notated Haitian Folk And Vodou Songs, Volume 1

M.J. Fievre, editor, All That Glitters
June Aming, Cecly Ann Mitchell and Colleen Selvon-Rampersad (representing the Writer’s Union of Trinidad & Tobago)

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