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Caribbean Literature from Peepal Tree Press, February 2004

FIU Libraries now has over 130 books published by Peepal Tree Press, an independent publishing house focusing mainly on works by Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora writers. Peepal Tree was founded in 1985, and now publishes around 12-15 books a year out of Leeds, Yorkshire. Of the over 150 titles put out since its founding, most are kept in print. Fiction and poetry form the most substantial part of the catalog, but the selection of academic and non-fiction titles is growing. Peepal Tree has given many new writers the chance for publication, published established authors whose work has been deemed not commercial enough, and republished works which have gone out of print.

Some Titles from Peepal Tree:

Guyana boy Peter Kempadoo
The Crucifixion Ismith Khan
New & Selected Poems, 1994-2002 Kwame Dawes
The Flowering Rock : Collected Poems 1938-1974 E.M. Roach
Chopstix in Mauby : A Metaphor of Magical Realism Marina Ama Omowale Maxwell
Sunlight on Sweet Water Beryl Gilroy
Song of the Boatwoman Meiling Jin
They Came in Ships : An Anthology of Indo-Guyanese Prose and Poetry Lloyd Searwar (ed.)
Rumba Atop the Stones Orlando Ricardo Menes
When de Mark Buss : Black British and Caribbean Short Stories
Endangered species and other stories Angela Barry
For the Love of My Name Lakshmi Persaud
Paint the Town Red Brian Meeks
Between the Fence and the Forest Jennifer Rahim
Wheel and Come Again : An Anthology of Reggae Poetry Kwame Dawes (ed.)
The Coral Rooms Anthony Kellman
Web of October : Rereading Martin Carter Rupert Roopnaraine
Highway in the Sun and Other Plays Samuel Selvon

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