Review of “The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories”

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Although we posted this back in 2015, I’m taking advantage of a short review by Barbara Lalla (via Facebook) to re-announce The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories, edited by Martin Munro. (And, since I, too, need to get my mind off other horrors, I am purchasing it right now!)

Lalla writes: “An excellent mix of the subtly troubling and the outright scary—from Walcott-Hackshaw to Mootoo, with Philps unsettling one further by working in comedy. Really, the interview with/of/by a brilliantly cocksure duppy under the silk cotton tree should not be missed.”

The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories

Edited by: Martin Munro

Awards: Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Winner Honorable Mention, Horror (Adult Fiction); Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalists Anthologies (Anthologies)

Published: August 2015

Contributors: Madison Smartt Bell, Maryse Condé, Fred D’Aguiar, Roberto Fernandez, Keith Jardim, Helen Klonaris, Earl Lovelace, Shani Mootoo, Geoffrey Philp, Alake Pilgrim, Giséle Pineau, Patricia Powell, Lawrence Scott, Marvin Victor, and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw.

Martin Munro is Winthrop-King Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Director of the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. His publications include Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas,  Writing on the Fault Line: Haitian Literature and the Earthquake of 2010, Tropical Apocalypse: Haiti and the Caribbean End Times, and the edited collection Edwidge Danticat: A Reader’s Guide.

For more information visit http://uwipress.com/content/haunted-tropics

Also see https://repeatingislands.com/2015/10/06/new-book-the-haunted-tropics-caribbean-ghost-stories/

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