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  Volume 37, Number 1, Winter 2014

Table of Contents


Ossuary I

pp. 1-6

Ossuary VIII

pp. 7-9

[à mi-vie ouverte sur l‘étendue]

pp. 10-11

[in mid-life open upon the expanse]

p. 11

[ô mer épuisée]

pp. 12-13

[oh exhausted sea]

p. 13

[sur les terrasses]

pp. 14-15

[on the terraces]

p. 15

[et viennent les lieux arbores d’euphorbes]

pp. 16-17

[then come the places shaded by euphorbia]

p. 17

Femme blanche au pur dehors

pp. 18-29

White Woman of the Pure Exterior

pp. 19-29

Island Liturgy I

p. 30

Island Liturgy II

p. 32

Name Her What Was

p. 31


Her Hair Is Plaited Tight

pp. 36-52

Creative Nonfiction

from Journal of a Writer in Pajamas

pp. 33-35

Visual Art

Portfolio of Paintings

pp. 55-60


“All O’ We Is One”?: Migration, Citizenship, and Black Nativism in the Postcolonial Era

pp. 89-111

Port and Plantation Jews in Contemporary Slavery Fiction of the Americas

pp. 112-129

The Tragicomedy of Anticolonial Overcoming: Toussaint Louverture and The Black Jacobins on Stage

pp. 69-88

Claude McKay’s Road to Catholicism

pp. 148-168

Lying Up a Nation: Zora Neale Hurston and the Local Uses of Diaspora

pp. 130-147

Risk, Blackness, and Postcolonial Studies: An Introduction

pp. 63-68

Book Reviews

Rethinking Marriage in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures by Cécile Accilien (review)

pp. 172-174

Buena Vista in the Club: Rap, Reggaetón, and Revolution in Havana by Geoffrey Baker (review)

pp. 174-177

I’m Still Standing: Treinta años de poesía / Thirty Years of Poetry by Luz Maria Umpierre-Herrera (review)

pp. 177-180

Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the Making of the African Diaspora in Europe by Tina M. Campt (review)

pp. 169-171


pp. 181-183