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New year, new reviews

Here's a round-up of reviews from the end of last year into the beginning of this year. We're really pleased to see how our books are being appreciated around the world.

In the Paper Based Advent Calendar 2018, a number of Peepal Tree titles were reviewed, including New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the CaribbeanDe Rightest PlaceThe Pain TreeEveryone Knows I Am a HauntingYou Have You Father Hard Head and Curfew Chronicles.


Alecia McKenzie's Sweetheart has been reviewed by Candace Fertile in the Maple Tree Literary Supplement and James Ellsmoor in Forbes.

Christine Barrow's Black Dogs and the Colour Yellow has been review by Shivanee Ramlochan in Caribbean Beat and by Peter Wickham in Nation News.

In her 'Top 10 books about Trinidad and Tobago', Claire Adam reviewed both De Rightest Place by Barbara Jenkins and The Whale House and other stories by Sharon Millar. De Rightest Place was also reviewed by Bridget Brereton in the T&T Guardian.

Anthony Joseph's Kitch was reviewed by Chris Searle in Race & Class. and was longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019.


Loretta Collins Klobah's Ricantations has been reviewed by Marcia Douglas in World Literature Today, Michela A. Calderaro (Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italia) in Il Tolomeo, and Chloe Lim in the Hong Kong Review of Books.

Shivanee Ramlochan's Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting has been reviewed by Damian Barr in High Life Magazine, British Airways' in-flight magazine; by Sarala Estruch in The Guardian.; and by Keith Jardim in Newsday.

Danielle Boodoo­-Fortuné's Doe Songs has been reviewed by Yvonne Reddick in PN Review and Carol Mitchell for ZiNG Caribbean.

Nick Makoha's Kingdom of Gravity was reviewed by Dai George for The White Review.

Shara McCallum's Madwoman was reviewed by Vahni Capildeo in Reader's Digest.

Kwame Dawes' Prophets was reviewed by Vladimir Lucien in Poetry International.


Kevin Le Gendre's Don't Stop the Carnival: Black Music in Britain was reviewed by Steve Barker in The Wire and Nigel Williamson for Songlines.

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