Reviewers needed for forthcoming book—“Multiple Identities: Essays on Caribbean Literature”


Chakra Publishing House Ltd. requires advance reviewers for one its forthcoming book entitled, Multiple Identities: Essays on Caribbean Literature (see short description below) by Kumar Mahabir.

Chakra also needs an expert to write the Foreword of the book, and others to endorse the publication on the outside back cover. The Foreword must be about 2,000 words long. The endorsement can vary from a phrase to a paragraph. Anyone with international expertise, recognized knowledge, and/or publishing record in the field of Caribbean Literature should submit his/her name and contact information. Please also send your professional status and institutional affiliation which we would like to publish next to your name. More information will be provided to interested individuals.

Multiple Identities: Essays on Caribbean Literature by Kumar Mahabir is a collection of ten essays on a variety of literary works by Caribbean writers.

Part One comprises of critical perspectives of individual poems by A.L. Hendriks (“Neighbour, Tenth Floor”), Mervyn Morris (“Cave”), Eric Roach (“I am the Archipelago”) and Anthony McNeill (“Rimbaud Jingle”).

Part Two critiques individual novels by John Hearne (Voices under the Window), Wilson Harris (Palace of the Peacock), George Lamming (In the Castle of My Skin) and Earl Lovelace (The Dragon Can’t Dance), as well as works by V.S. Naipaul on his childhood and education.

Part Three studies the Trinidad observance of Hosay/Muharram as a form of folk drama/street theatre.

The collection concludes with an Appendix which contains an exclusive record of a speech by Samuel Selvon in 1982.

For details, please contact:

Dr. Kumar Mahabir, Chairman, Chakra Publishing House Ltd.

10 Swami Avenue, Don Miguel Road
San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago

Tel: (868) 674-6008
Tel/fax: (868) 675-7707
Mobile (868) 756-4961

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