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Books Received

This a list of books received at our office; a selection of these titles will be reviewed in one of the future issues of Wasafiri. If you are interested in reviewing one or two of these titles (in 900 - 1200 words), contact the reviews editor. Please mention which title/s you would like to review; also include a recent sample of your writing (preferably a book review), as well as a short CV, your affiliation and contact details.

We would like to consider reviews of the following combinations:






The Postcolonial Country in Contemporary Literature
Lucienne Loh
Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2013, hb


No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization
Sonali Perera
Columbia UP, New York, 2014, hb


The following books are also available for review:


Kadija Sesay
Peepal Tree Press, Leeds, 2013, pb


The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry
Valerie Mason-John and Kevan Anthony Cameron ed
Frontenac House Poetry, Calgary, 2013, pb

Qaisra Shahraz
Arcadia Books, London, 2013, pb

CLR James in imperial Britain
Christian HØgsbjerg
Duke UP, Durham, 2014, pb


Digital Monsoon
Siddhartha Bose
Penned in the Margins, London, 2013, pb


Swamp: Walking the Wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain: Poems
Nandi Chinna
Fremantle Press, Fremantle, 2014, pb


Olayinka: A Women's View: The Life of an African Modern Artist
Simon Ottenberg
African World Press, Trenton, 2013, pb

The Infamous Rosalie
Evelyne Trouillot, translated by M A Salvadon
Nebraska UP, London, 2013

African Literary NGOs: Power, Politics and Participation
Doreen Strauhs
Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2013, hb

And Then Came Paulette
Barbara Constantine
MacLeHose Press, London, 2014, hb

  Emptiness: asian poems 1998 - 2012
John Matteer
Fremantle Press, Fremantle, 2014, pb

Return to the Garden City
John Powell
Book Guild Publishing, Hove, 2013, pb

Love for an Island: The Collected Poems of Phyllis Shand Allfrey
Papillote Press, London, 2014, pb


The Bottom of the Jar
Abdellatif Laabi
English Language Translation by Andre Naffis-Sahely, 2013
Archipelago Books, Brooklyn, 2013, pb

  Reading Marechera
Grant Hamilton, ed
James Currey, Woodbridge, 1 edition, 2013, pb

Scattered Vertebrae
Jerrold Yam
Math Paper Press, Singapore, 2013, pb

Transnationalism, Activism, Art
Kit Dobson and Aine McGlynn
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2013, hb

Severo Sarduy 
English Language Translation by Mark Fried, 2013
Archipelago Books, Brooklyn, 2013, pb

Hannah Lowe
Bloodaxe Books, Tarset, 2013, pb
Ethiopia Boy
Chris Beckett 
Carcanet, Manchester, 2013, pb
Peter Blackman
Smokestack Books, 2013, pb

Ghost Moth
Michele Forbes
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 2013, hb

  Flying Carpets: Short Stories
Hedy Habra
Interlink Books, Northampton, 2013, pb
  Tabish Khair: Critical Perspectives
Cristina M Gámez-Fernández and Om Prakash Dwivedi, ed
Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2014, hb
  Telling Tales
Patience Agbabi
Canongate Books, Edinburgh, 2014, hb
  Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh
Thomas Glave
Akashik Books, New York, 2013, pb
  Home to Lanka: A Novella in Five Movements
Raj Pavan
Trafford, Singapore, 2013, pb
  Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones
Carole Boyce Davies
Illinois UP, Urbana, 2013, pb
  Under My Skin
Orville Lloyd Douglas
Guernica Editions, Oakville, 2014, pb
  Boy, Snow, Bird
Helen Oyeyemi
Picador, London, 2014, hb
Vidyan Ravinthiran
Bloodaxe Books, Tarset, 2014, pb
Orlando Ricardo Menes
Nebraska UP, Lincoln, 2013, pb
  The Swahili Novel: Challenging the Idea of 'Minor Literature'
Xavier Garnier
James Currey, Woodbridge, 2013, hb
  The Devil's Thumbprint
Ahsan Akbar
Bengal Lights Books, Dhaka, 2014, pb
  The Tyranny of Trust
Neil Gevisser
Book Guild, Hove, 2014, pb
Marilyn Hacker and Deema K Shehabi
Holland Park Press, London, 2014
   Dreams of Flight
Jena Woodhouse
Ginninderra Press, Port Adelaide, 2014, pb
  The Return of the Storyteller in Contemporary Fiction
Areti Dragas
Bloomsbury, London, 2014, hb

Soy Realidad
Tomaz Salamun
Michael Thomas Taren, trans
Dalkey Archive Press, London, 2014, pb

  Ten: The New Wave
Karen McCarthy Woolf, ed
Bloodaxe, Hexam, 2014, pb
  Involuntary Associations: Postcolonial Studies and World Englishes
David Huddart
Liverpool UP, Liverpool, 2014, hb
  The Sermon on the Fall of Rome
Jerome Ferrari
Maclehose Press, London, 2014, hb
  Over The Moon
Imtiaz Dharker
Bloodaxe, Hexam, 2014, pb
Nikesh Shukla
The Friday Project, London, 2014, pb



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