Caribbean Novels and Anthologies

Following are just a few of my favorite novels about the Caribbean. I’ll be adding to this list all the time so please check back often. If you have suggestions for more books, short stories, poetry, etc, please let me know!

  • Bell, Madison Smartt. All Souls’ Rising. New York: Vintage, 1995.
  • _______. The Stone That the Builder Refused. New York: Pantheon Books, 2004.
  • Courlander, Harold. Uncle Bouqui of Haiti. William Morrow and Company: New York, 1942.
  • ________. The Piece of Fire and Other Haitian Tales. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1964.
  • Dorsinville, Max. Erzulie Loves Shango. Quebec: Les Editions du CIDIHCA, 1998.
  • Endore, Guy. Babouk. New Tork: Monthly Review Press, 1991.
  • Hopkinson, Naylo, Ed. Whispers from the Cottonwood Tree: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction. Montpelier: Invisible Cities Press, 2000.
  • Marshall, Paule. Daughters. New York: Plume, 1991.
  • Reid, Victor. Nanny-Town. Kingston: Jamaica Publishing House, 1983.
  • Roumain, Jacques. The Bewitched Mountain. New York: New Hemispher Books, 2004.
  • Tanna, Laura. Jamaican Folk-tales and Oral Histories: Selections of Jamaican Folk-tales. The Creative Production and Training Centre. Kingston: Institute of Jamaican Publications, Ltd., 1987.
  • The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales. Collected by Diane Wolkstein. New York: Schocken Books,1978.
  • Thoby-Marcelin, Philippe and Pierre Marcelin. Contes et Legendes d’Haiti. Paris: Fernand Nathan, 1967.

3 Responses to Caribbean Novels and Anthologies

  1. I didn’t know that.


  2. Adrienne says:

    We taught and I devoured Caribbean literature written by women and men of those perspectives. Your list is a necessary inclusion.


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