Caribbean Reading

Though I haven't made as systematic an attempt to cover every country in the Caribbean as I have with Africa, I have still managed to travel pretty widely. Below are some of my favorite titles. Haiti is a particular interest of mine, so the Haitian emphasis will be obvious. Links will bring you to my reviews.
1. Antigua
  • A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
2. Bimini Islands
  • Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway
3. Cayman Islands
  • Far Tortuga by Peter Matthiessen
4. Cuba
  • Cuba and the Night
    by Pico Iyer
  • Cuba Libre by Elmore Leonard
5. Dominica 6. Dominican Republic
  • Yo! by Julia Alvarez
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
7. Haiti
  • Best Nightmare on Earth by Herbert Gold
  • Under the Bone by Anne-christine d'Adesky
  • The Uses of Haiti by Paul Farmer
  • In the Palm of Darkness by Mayra Montero
  • Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Divine Horsemen by Maya Deren
  • Continental Drift by Russell Banks
  • The Black Jacobins by C.L.R. James
  • Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
8. Jamaica
  • The Book of Jamaica by Russell Banks
9. Martinique
  • Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
10. St. Kitts
  • Cambridge by Caryl Phillips
11. St. Lucia
  • Omeros by Derek Walcott
12. Trinidad
  • A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
13. General
  • Easy in the Islands by Bob Shacochis
  • The Chosen Land, The Timeless People by Paule Marshall


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