The latest issue of the Journal of West Indian Literature (25:1), edited by Lisa Outar, is now available. It features work by Russell McDougall on the aesthetics of hurricanes in the work of Lafcadio Hearn and Erna Brodber; Melanie Otto’s look at the ways Kamau Brathwaite and visual artist Annalee Davis use the landscape of Barbados as an archive; Robert Sapp’s examination of Myriam Chancy’s use of ghosts in her fiction; and Kaisa Ilmonen’s theorizing of how Caribbean women writers take up the genre of the bildungsroman.

This issue of JWIL also features a special section on constructions of Indo-Caribbean femininities and masculinities. In it, Jean Y. Lee considers madness and genealogies of feminist resistance in Ryhaan Shah’s work and Anita Baksh assesses representations of Indo-Caribbean masculinity in the work of novelist David Chariandy and filmmaker Ian Harnarine. Finally, in our book review section, Simone Alexander discusses Daryl Cumber Dance’s In Search of Annie Drew, which seeks to flesh out the life of Jamaica Kincaid’s formidable mother and Carol Bailey reviews Jamaican poet Tanya Shirley’s dazzling new collection, The Merchant of Feathers.

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