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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...
Natives of My Personby George LammingPicador Books
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Season of Adventureby George LammingA&B
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TambúCuraçao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of MemoryIndiana University Press
USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!!!! DEEP STUFF! As contemporary Tambú music and dance evolved on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, it intertwined sacred...
Bob Marley, A Rebel Life - A photobiographyDennis Morris (1999)Plexus Publishing Ltd.
Dennis Morris original pics of Bob Marley. Original secondhand paperback A4 size. (sticker on spine)
Black Paradise:The Rastafarian MovementThe Aquarian Press
Original secondhand paperback
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Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music From Rumba To Reggaeby Peter ManuelTemple
Wicked book about Caribbean music - covering Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and more. In depth and informative. Secondhand paperback edition, minor wear
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Divine HorsemenThe Living Gods Of Haiti by Maya DerenDocumentext
First published in 1953, Maya Deren's famous account of the Haitian deities, practitioners and rituals of Voudoun was written with the special insight...
Wake the Town and Tell the People:Dancehall Culture in Jamaica - By Norman StolzoffDuke University
This is the one essential book on Dancehall (after Soul Jazz Records' "Dancehall", of course). A seriously in depth anthropological study of Jamaican Dancehall....
Language In Jamaicaby Pauline ChristieArawak Publications
The author, as her life's work, has studied language in Jamaica. As a result of her extensive study and anaysis, she has determined that the best approach...
Roger MaisBlack LightningHeinemann
Jamaican novelist Roger Mais is the man! This is one of his more difficult books to find. Humanist and boundary pushing. It's the bomb! Rare Secondhand...
Graham GreeneThe ComediansVintage
Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt 'Papa Doc' and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Brown the...
Die the Long Dayby Orlando PattersonWilliam Morrow & Co
Jamaican writer rare first edition in good condition, has dustjacket but with tears
A Cruising Guide to the Caribbean: From Antigua to Venezuelaby Michael W. MarshallAdlard Coles Nautical
For anyone planning to cruise the islands! lots of tips! s/hand paperback
The Middle Passage V.S. NaipaulAndre Deutsch
Second-hand paperback original ex-library
Around The World Program : Bermudaby American Geographical SocietyNelson Doubleday
Groovy 1960s travel book series w/ stickers still intact on sheet ready to place in book!
Around The World Program : Puerto Ricoby American Geographical SocietyNelson Doubleday
Groovy 1960s travel book series w/ stickers placed in pages
Around The World Program : The Virgin Islandsby American Geographical SocietyNelson Doubleday
Groovy 1960s travel book series w/ stickers placed in pages
The Steel Band By John Bartholomew, Kenneth McLeish and Valerie McLeish Oxford topics in music
Nice information book about the Steel Band - history, instruments. Nice pics too. Secondhand paperback book.
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...
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....
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...
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
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
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Bob MarleyThe Roots Of ReggaeStar
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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...
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....
Jah Music The Evolution of the Popular Jamaican Song (1983) by Sebastian ClarkeHeineman
Killer out-of-print rare book about reggae. Well written, nice pics, good condition (creases on sleeve, ex-library). WICKED! (currently £80 on Amazon!)
Breath, Eyes, MemoryA Novel by Edwidge DanticatVintage
Second-hand paperback
Around The World ProgramHaitiNelson Doubleday
Fantastic small pamphlet with stickers from the 60s about Haiti. Very groovy and nice.  Second-hand paperback
CubaReligion, Social Capital, And DevelopmentDuke University Press
When Cuba's centralized system for providing basic social services began to erode in the early 1990s, Christian and Afro-Cuban religious groups took on...
Narratives Of ResistanceJamaica, Trinidad, the CaribbeanUniversity of the West Indies Press
This is a hard-hitting analysis of contemporary social, political and intellectual resistance to hegemony in Caribbean societies. Beginning with the...
Mastering ChristianityMissionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic WorldOxford University Press
Beginning in 1701, missionary-minded Anglicans launched one of the earliest and most sustained efforts to Christianize the enslaved people of Britain's...
The Singing Turtle and other tales from HaitiBy the Marcelin brothers
USA hardback first edition ex-library w/stamps
PostcolonialismsCaribbean Rereading of Medieval English DiscourseUniversity of the West Indies Press
OVER £15 OFF! Caribbean revisioning of British literature is well established in creative work where it expresses itself in rewriting and writing...
Popo and FifinaChildren of Haiti by Langston HughesOxford University Press
When Popo and Fifina was first published in 1932, it marked the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership between Harlem Renaissance writers Langston...
An Hard Man Fe Dead - Who And What Is Mr Brown?!Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
About 45 years ago the Wailers sang about 'Mr Brown' the song related the story of the Coffin that travelled around various parts of Jamaica accompanied...
Modern BlacknessNationalism, Globalization, and the Politics of Culture in JamaicaUniversity of the West Indies Press
Modern Blackness is a rich ethnographic exploration of Jamaican identity in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Analyzing nationalism,...
The Natural MysticsMarley, Tosh & WailerNorton
Over one dramatic decade, a trio of Trenchtown R&B crooners swapped their 1960s Brylcreem hairdos and two-tone suits for 1970s battle fatigues...
World Of ArtCaribbean ArtThames & Hudson
A collection of examples of the work of over 100 Caribbean artists with text explaining the history of Caribbean art, the 20th century art schools which...
Black Pearl: The Hairderesser from HaitiA. and E. SheehanHarvill (1956)
Ist Edition UK hardback with dustjacket. Haiti historical novel about 'the hairdersser from Haiti'
Christophe: King of HaitiBy Hubert ColeEyre and Spottiswood (1967)
1st. Edition UK hardback w/ dustjacket. (different cover - better!)