Thanks to Kelly Baker Josephs, Editor, sx salon: a small axe literary platform, for sharing this!
sx salon 24 is now available online. Please see our table of contents below.
In this issue we publish an edited version of a roundtable on digital publishing at the West Indian Literature Conference last October in which five editors of Caribbean digital platforms—Evelyn O’Callaghan, Kaiama L. Glover, Laurie N. Taylor, Patricia J. Saunders, and myself, Kelly Baker Josephs—discuss managing the potentials and pitfalls of digital platforms. In Reviews, we cover new publications in the field: Rachel L. Mordecai reviews Rosario Ferré’s Memoir, translated by Suzanne Hintz and Benigno Trigo; Ryan Joyce reviews Première nuit: Une anthologie du désir and Volcaniques: Une anthologie du plaisir, both edited by Léonora Miano; Alison Mc Letchie reviews Maurice St. Pierre’s Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition: The Making of a Diasporan Intellectual; and Janelle Rodriques reviews Robert Antoni’s As Flies to Whatless Boys. Also included in this section is a review essay by Gary Wilder on questions of freedom and forms of marronage.
In the interview section of this issue, Opal Palmer Adisa reviews Shara McCallum’s newest collection of poetry, Madwoman, and includes a short conversation with the poet. We also publish here Nathan H. Dize’s interview of Susan Pickford, translator of Anacaona by Jean Métellus. This interview resonates with our discussion last issue of literary translation.
In Poetry & Prose, we publish new poetry by G. A. E. Griffin and short fiction by Kirk Budhooram. Please enjoy the variety of works included here.
Kelly Baker Josephs
Table of Contents
Introduction and Table of Contents—Kelly Baker Josephs
The Promise of Freedom and the Predicament of Marronage—Gary Wilder
Review essay on Freedom as Marronage by Neil Roberts
Intimacies of Family and Fiction—Rachel L. Mordecai
Review of Rosario Ferré’s Memoir, translated by Suzanne Hintz and Benigno Trigo
Writing Desire and Pleasure in the Francophone Caribbean and African Diaspora—Ryan Joyce
Review of Première nuit: Une anthologie du désir and Volcaniques: Une anthologie du plaisir, edited by Léonora Miano
Father of the Nation?—Alison Mc Letchie
Review of Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition: The Making of a Diasporan Intellectual by Maurice St. Pierre
Artifacts of No Particular Meaning—Janelle Rodriques
Review of As Flies to Whatless Boys by Robert Antoni
Digital Publishing: A Roundtable Conversation from the 2016 West Indian Literature Conference—Kelly Baker Josephs
Mr. Lopez—Kirk Budhooram
Is Mad She Mad or Sensible She Sensible? Shara McCallum’s Madwoman; Review and Interview with the Author—Opal Palmer Adisa
Haiti in Translation: Anacaona by Jean Métellus; An Interview with Susan Pickford—Nathan H. Dize
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