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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.


The Good Immigrant
Nikesh Shukla, ed
Unbound Books, 2016

   The World Beneath
Janice Warman
Walker Books, 2014

Beyond the Barbed Wire
Abdellatif Laabi
Carcanet, 2016


De Book of Mary: A Performance Poem
Pamela Mordecai
Mawenzi House



Speak from Here to There: Two Poem Cycles
Kwame Dawes and John Kinsella
Peepal Tree, 2016


  Dance on the Volcano
Marie Vieux-Chauvet
Archipelago Books, 2016

 flesh, tongue: poems
Yaya Yao
Mawenzi House, 2015


  Caribbean Irish Connections: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Alison Donnell, Maria McGarrity and 

Vasant Abaji Dahake
Poetrywala, 2015


Gone to Drift
DIana McCaulay
Papillote Press, 2016


 Dangerous Creole Liaisons: Sexuality and Nationalism in French Caribbean Discourses from 1806 to 1897
Jacqueline Couti
Liverpool UP, 2016


O R Nizam Road
Ash C Milan
FeedARead, 2015


The Lovers and the Leavers
Abeer Y Hoque
Fourth Estate, 2015


Colin Channer
Peepal Tree, 2015


New Songs of the Survivors: The Exodus of Indians from Burma
Yvonne Vaz Ezdani
Speaking Tiger, 2016

  One Thousand Days in a Refrigerator
Manoj Kumar Panda
Speaking Tiger, 2016

 A Portal in Space
Mahmoud Saeed
Texas UP, 2016

David Herd
Carcanet, 2016
   A Companion to Mia Couto
Grant Hamilton and David Huddart, ed
James Currey, 2016

The Glory Gets
Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
Wesleyan University Press, 2015, hb


South Haven
Hirsh Sawney
Akashic Books, 2016


The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories
Martin Munro, Ed
UWI Press, 2015

   Broomrider's Book of the Dead
Mukta Sambrani
Paperwall, 2015

The Heart of the Leopard Children
Wilfried N'Sonde
Indiana UP, 2016


 Africa in the Indian Imagination: Race and the Politics of Postcolonial Citation
Antoinette Burton
Duke UP, 2016

   Children's Literature and Storytelling: ALT 33
James Currey, 2015
  Junot Diaz and the Decolonial Imagination
Monica Hanna, Jennifer Harford Vargas and Jose David Saldivar, eds
Duke UP, 2016

 Blinking in the Light
Louisa Adjoa Parker
Cinnamon Press, 2016

  Into that Heaven of Freedom: The Impact of Apartheid on an Indian Family's Diasporic History
Mohamed M Keshavjee
Mawenzi House. 2015
   The Black Radical Tragic: Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution
Jeremy Matthew Glick
NYU, 2016
   The Verandah Poems
Jean 'Binta' Breeze
Bloodaxe, 2016
   Cosmopolitan Animals
Kaori Nagai et al, ed
Palgrave, 2015

 Desi Girls: Stories by Indian Women Writers Abroad
Divya Mathar
Hope Road, 2015

   Indigeneity, Globalization, and African Literature: Personally Speaking
Tanure Ojaide
Palgrave, 2015

Until the Lions: Echoes from The Mahabharata
Karthika Nair
Arc Publications, 2015

  The Year 2000
Agustin de Rojas
Restless Books, 2016

Everyday Matters: Selected Letters of Dora Taylor, Bessie Head and Lilian Ngoyi
MJ Daymond, ed
Jacana, 2015


Audrey Lorde's Transnational Legacies
Stella Bolanki and Sabine Broeck, ed
Massachusettes UP, 2015


Witch Girl
Tanvir Bush
Modjaji Books, Cape Town, 2015, pb


Echoes of the Past
Gloria Hill
Matador, 2016

   Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora
Nadia Ellis
Duke UP, 2015
Umi Sinha
Myriad Editions, 2015
   Smaller and Smaller Circles
F H Batacan
Soho Crime, 2015
   The Book in Africa: Critical Debates
Caroline Davis and David Johnson, ed
Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2015, hb
   Man Tiger: A Novel
Eka Kurniawan
Verso, 2015
  The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction
Cheryl A Wall
Oxford UP, 2016
   Contemporary Diasporic South Asian Women's Fiction: Gender, Narration and Globalisation
Ruvani Ranasinha
Palgrave, 2016
Tiphanie Yanique
Peepal Tree, 2015

Who Will Catch Us When We Fall
Iman Verjee
Oneworld, 2016

  Do Not Enter My Soul in Your Shoes
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
Mawenzi House, Toronto, 2015, pb

Poems of the East
Antony Jojae
Gipping Press, 2015

Boubacar Boris Diop
Indiana UP, 2016
Mahtem Shiferraw
Nebraska UP, 2016

 Imagining Bombay, London, New York and Beyond: South Asian Diasporic Writing from 1990 to the Present
Maria Ridda
Peter Lang, 2015


What I say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America
Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey, ed
Alabama UP, 2015

  Taduno's Song
Odafe Atogun
Canongate, 2016

Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diaspora Aesthetic Practice
Krista Thompson
Duke UP, London, 2015, pb

  Tram 83
Fiston Mwanza Mujilla
Jacaranda, 2015

Sabah Carrim
108 Publishing, Kuala Lumpur, 2015, pb

  In search of the afropolitan: encounters, conversations and contemporary diasporic african literature
Eva Rask Knudsen and Ulla Rahbek
Rowman and Littlefield, 2016

The Book of Landings
Mark McMorris
Wesleyan UP, 2016

  After Before
Jemma Wayne
Legend Press, London, 2015, pb
   The Book of Khartoum
Raph Cormack and Max Shmookler, ed
Comma, 2016
  Greetings from Grandpa
Jack Mapanje
Bloodaxe, 2016

Like A New Sun: New Indigenous Mexican Poetry
Victor Teran and David Shook, ed
Phoneme Media, 2015

   Rethinking African Cultural Production
Frieda Ekotto and Kenneth W Harrow, ed
Indiana UP, 2015

 The Palestinian Novel: From 1948 to the Present
Bashir Abu-Maneh
Cambridge UP, 2016

  Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda
Ahmed Masoud
Rimal Publications, 2015
   Playing the Ghost of Maimonides
John Agard
Bloodaxe, 2016
  Sykes-Picot: The Legacy: Five Modern Plays by Hannah Khalil, Hassan Abdulrazak and Joshua Hinds
Kenneth Pickering, ed
Arts Canteen, 2015

Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
Simone Browne
Duke UP, 2015

  Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature
Judith Madera
Duke UP, 2015

Adwoa Badoe
Groundwood, 2016

  The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics
Louis Chude-Sokei
Wesleyan UP, 2016
   Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity
Vibert C Cambridge
Mississippi UP, 2015

Noise Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution
Michael Denning
Verso, 2015


Risky Bodies and Techno-Intimacy: Reflections on Sexuality, Media, Science, Finance
Geeta Patel
Women Unlimited, 2016

   Native Believer
Ali Eteraz
Akashic, 2015
   Last Scene Underground: An Ethnographic Novel
Roxanne Varzi
Stanford UP, 2015
  Global Anglophone Poetry: Literary Form and Social Critique in Walcott, Muldoon, de Kok and Nagra
Omaar Hena
Palgrave, 2015
    Life Lines: Writing Transcultural Adoption
John Mcleod
Bloomsbury, 2015



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