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The history of that crescent of islands between Miami and Caracas seems archetypal and intimate, deeply expressive of human experience in all its spectrum of possibility. In this part of the world, so many cultures and languages have converged, clashed, synthesized, and resynthesized—a continuing process further complicated and enriched by their latter-day dispersion to every corner of the globe. We see the Caribbean as as much a state of mind, of history and politics, as of place. Its literatures—so kinetic and imaginative—are among the purest of its memories and documents. The Archipelago is our attempt to celebrate a small part of that vast experience.
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The Wolf, the Forest, and the New Man
Mac Arthur’s Life
From Dancing on Her Knees
The Day You See Me Fall Is Not the Day I Die
From Eccentric Neighborhoods
Prologue from The War of Knives
Reggae Fi Bernard
From Island Liturgies
From Flickering Shadows
The Sleeping Zemis