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Bacchanal!: The Carnival Culture Of TrinidadPeter MasonLatin American Bureau / Temple University Press
Good book about Carnival in Trinidad. Original second-hand out-of-print p/back (ex-library)
Voodoo IslandMichael DuckworthOxford
This is written as a childrens short story about voodoo in Haiti. It's simple, not War and Peace but we like the simplicity and clear style of writing,...
David Frost Introduces Trinidad & TobagoEdited by Michael Anthony and Andrew Carr (1975)Andre Deutsch
Man like Frost. The man himself takes us on an indepth tour of Trinidad and Tobago - from Mighty Sparrow and calypso to Cricket and Carnival. original...
John Crow's DevilBy Marlon JamesOneworld
The debut novel of the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015.With language as taut as classic works by Cormac McCarthy, and a richness reminiscent of early...
The Book of Night WomenBy Marlon JamesOneworld
This is the powerful story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the Night...
An introduction to Latin percussionby Hans MaterInternational Music Publications
Crazy Hans gives groovy tips in this how-to large format percussion book (secondhand A4 paperback)
Spirits of the Night The Vaudun Gods of HaitiSpring Publications
Rare book on Voodoo by the always good Selden Rodman. S/hand paperback
Guinea's Other SunsThe African Dynamic In Trinidad CultureThe Majority Press
Maureen Warner-Lewis has long been known for her pioneering application of linguistics to the history of African cultural retentions in the Caribbean....
Steelbands & ReggaeBy Pail FarmerLongman (1981/88)
Nice out of print pamphlet
krik? krak!by Edwidge DanticatSoho
Arriving one year after the Haitian-American's first novel (Breath, Eyes, Memory) alerted critics to her compelling voice, these 10 stories, some of which...
Around The World ProgramJamaicaNelson Doubleday
Fantastic small pamphlet (from 1963!) with stickers about Jamaica. Very groovy and nice.  Second-hand paperback in great cond.
The Year In San FernandoBy Michael AnthonyHeinemann
"The Year in San Fernando" is a taste of Trinidadian city life through the eyes of a country boy. (s/hand hardback)
Inside Cuba TodayBy Fred WardCrown Publishers (1978)
First edition 2nd hand hardback with dust-jacket. Fred Ward, spent four months in Cuba for the National Geographic in 1978,  a solid text enhanced...
The Josephine Baker Storyby Ean WoodSanctuary Publishing
s/hand first edition hardback w/dust jacket ex-library
Moses Ascendingby Sam SelvonHeinemann
A good read for those interested in the experiences of immigrants in England. Second hand paperback. Follow up to the classic Lonely Londoners.
Shaggy: Dogamuffin Styleby Micah LocilentoECW Press
The shagster's bio - includes good stuff about New York's dancehall scene in the 80s Out of print  p/b USA copy
Dub : Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in ReggaeBy Michael E. VealWesleyan University Press
USA IMPORTGreat book on Dub. Michael Veal has also written an excellent book on Fela Kuti and wrote the sleevenotes for Studio One Dub 2 on Soul Jazz...
This is JamaicaBy Philip SherlockHodder and Stoughton (1968)
'An Informal Guide' 1968 First Edition s/hand paperback book.
  • Book (250g)£10.00
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Edwidge DanticatAfter the Dance - A Walk Through carnival in Jacmel, HaitiCrown
If you've seen Soul Jazz Records' Kanaval book - here is an eye-witness look at the carinival in Haiti S/hand hardback.
The Rastafarians (Living Religions Series)by K.M. WilliamsWard Lock Educational
Original secondhand pamphlet (difft cover)
Black Paradise:The Rastafarian MovementThe Aquarian Press
Original secondhand paperback
Bob MarleyThe Roots Of ReggaeStar
Second-hand paperback
The Small Axe Guide To Dancehall 1979-1985By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
A wicked 1979-1985 guide to Jamaican Dancehall featuring over 150 albums profiled including pre digital singers, deejays, bands, vocal groups and...
  • Book (250g)£9.99
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The Small Axe Guide To RocksteadyBy Chuck FosterMuzik Tree
NEW UPDATED VERSION Rock Steady Fact: After some calculation in the amounts of 7" pressed at Wirl & Federal during the rocksteady time od 1966-68...
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Manley & The New JamaicaSelected Speeches & Writings 1938-1968Longman (1971)
secondhand rare hardback - without dust jacket
  • Original Book (700g)£15.00
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Bob MarleyConquering Lion Of ReggaePlexus Publishing
Rebel, visionary and uncompromising champion of human rights, Robert Nesta Marley rose from the slums of Kingston, Jamaica to become a spiritual and political...
Drinkers, Drummers, And Decent FolkEthnographic Narratives Of Village TrinidadSuny
Description: "Drinkers is an innovative and creative piece of work that sets about to present those subjective cultural dimensions that guide...
ApertureHaiti Feeding The SpiritAperture Foundation
Fantastic out-of-print  issue of photography magazine - with this issue dedicated to Haiti. Wicked!
The Small Axe Guide To InstrumentalsBy Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
A superb guide to reggae instrumental albums from reggae author Ray Hurford, Featuring articles on musicians such as Jackie Mittoo, Lloyd Parks, Glen Brown,...
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More Axe 8By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
Roots book featuring articles on Lynn Taitt, U Roy, Max Romeo, Earl 16, Dwight Pinkney, Winston Grennan, Admiral Tibbet, Clevie Browne and Hedley Jones....
The Dead YardA Story Of Modern JamaicaFaber and Faber
Jamaica used to be the source of much of Britain's wealth, a tropical paradise for the planters, a Babylonian exile for the Africans shipped to the Caribbean....
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