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Robert Antoni is the author of six novels including, most recently, As Flies to Whatless Boys, which garnered a Guggenheim Fellowship, the OCM BOCAS prize, and was recognized as a Book of the Year by Edwidge Danticat in The New Yorker. His forthcoming Cut Guavas, or Postscript to the Civilization of the Simians is a novel written in a screenplay form. Antoni's writing has been widely translated, and he has been awarded the Commonwealth Writers Prize, an NEA grant, and the NALIS Lifetime Literary Award from the Trinidad and Tobago National Library. His short fiction was included in The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and chosen for the Aga Kahn Prize by The Paris Review. Antoni recently coedited, with Earl Lovelace, the anthology Trinidad Noir: The Classics.

Stephen Burt is Professor of English at Harvard University and the author of several books of poetry and literary criticism, among them The Poem Is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them (Harvard University Press, 2016).

Ben Carrington teaches sociology at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He has written widely on the cultural politics of race, sport and identity and is the author of Race, Sport and Politics (Sage, 2010).

Víctor Figueroa teaches Latin American and Caribbean literatures at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is the author of Not at Home in One's Home: Caribbean Self-Fashioning in the Poetry of Luis Palés Matos, Aimé Césaire, and Derek Walcott (Fairleigh Dickinson, 2009), and Prophetic Visions of the Past: Pan-Caribbean Representations of the Haitian Revolution (Ohio State University Press, 2015).

Samantha Reive Holland recently completed her Ph.D. at the University of Leeds, UK, and has taught at the Universities of Leeds and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. This article is adapted from her doctoral thesis, which examines memory, belonging and cosmopolitanism in contemporary black British writing. [End Page 271]

Sarah Kent is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at Queen's University, where she studies contemporary postcolonial literature.

The author of Fear of Dogs & Other Animals, Shauna M. Morgan Kirlew is a poet and scholar who teaches creative writing and literature of the African Diaspora at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Her current research focuses on representations of womanhood and Neo-anticolonialism in twenty-first-century literature. Her poems were shortlisted for the 2011 Small Axe literary prize and recently won Interviewing the Caribbean's 2016 Catherine James Palmer prize. She has published poetry in A Gathering Together, ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics & Consciousness, Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, The Pierian, Illuminations, and elsewhere. Her critical work has appeared in the CLA Journal, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, and South Atlantic Review.

Bénédicte Ledent teaches at the University of Liège, Belgium, and is a member of the postcolonial research group Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Etudes Postcoloniales. She has published on contemporary Caribbean and black British literature and is the author of a monograph on Caryl Phillips (2002). She has edited or co-edited several volumes, the latest of which is The Cross-Cultural Legacy: Critical and Creative Writings in Memory of Hena Maes-Jelinek (2016, with Gordon Collier, Geoffrey V. Davis and Marc Delrez). She is co-editor of the book series Cross/Cultures (Brill).

Lily Mabura is currently teaching at the American University of Sharjah. She earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia and was a dissertation fellow at the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, University of Rochester, New York. Her scholarship and creative writing have appeared in several international journals and books.

Carine Mardorossian is Professor of English at SUNY Buffalo where she specializes in feminist and postcolonial studies. Her book Framing the Rape Victim: Gender and Agency Reconsidered (Rutgers University Press) was published in 2014 and was an extension of arguments she developed in her book Reclaiming Difference: Caribbean Women Rewrite Postcolonialism (Virginia University Press, 2005). Her articles on Caribbean literature have appeared in ARIEL, Callaloo, College Literature...


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