Antigua and Barbuda Review of Books 2013 Launched

I usually attend the launch of the Antigua and Barbuda Review of Books. I missed it this year. But just to let you know, the Review should now be available. I’m mad that it still hasn’t reviewed Oh Gad! as yet (Oh Gad! came out in 2012 and I had my fingers crossed for some coverage in summer 2012 but they had the all poetry edition featuring Antiguan and Barbudan female poets. It was a good read as noted here.) This year, still nothing but editor (and friend) Paget Henry assures me that I’ll make the next cycle. I live in hope. Meantime here’s what you’ll find:

Table of Contents 6

Editor’s Note


UWI Address: Receiving an Honorary Doctorate
by Kortright Davis

Kortright Davis’ Emancipation Still Comin
by Patrick Lewis

Church Music in Our Nation Since Independence: Are We made Like Jesus?
by George Roberts

Kortright Davis and Caribbean Emancipatory Theology: A Review Essay
by Paget Henry


Frederick Stiles Jewett: A Connecticut Poet and Newspaperman in Antigua
by Gregory Frohnsdorff

Through an Enlightened Lens? John Luffman’s View of Antigua in the 1780s
by Robert Glen

Antigua and the Antiguans: The Question of its Authorship
Edgar Lake

How He Kick She
by Radcliffe Robins


John Hewlett
Slave Ship
African-Antiguan –West Indian
It is Easy
Cool Out

Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Shadows in the Name
The Difficult Archangel: On the Poetry of Wilson Harris

Edgar Lake
To Gary
Footprints of Pastures

Marcus Jeffers
Island Boy
Go James
Living Ain’t Easy When You Are Black and Breezy
City Lights
Eddie is on it
Brother Roland


The First Guitar: A Review of The Ground by Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Amir Jaima

Caliban’s Reason and African Traditional Reasoning
Patricia Agupusi

Kincaid’s and Danticat’s Stages of Loss and Grief
by Leara Rhodes

Henry’s Bird: Political Philosophy, Political Economy and Late Modern Leadership
by Neil Roberts

Paget Henry’s Shouldering Antigua and Barbuda: The Life of V.C. Bird
by Jessica Byron

The launch programme includes presentations by Antigua and Barbuda Studies Association member Mali Olatunji, pannist Chekiyah Martin, UWI Open Campus Head Ian Benn, Henry, and poet Marcus Jeffers. It was scheduled for August 8th 2013 at the UWI Open Campus Antigua and Barbuda.

The2013 edition is the sixth edition of the Antigua and Barbuda Review of Books, the only collection producing scholarly research and reviews related exclusively to our literature and history.

As with all content on, except otherwise noted, this is written by Joanne C. Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, and Oh Gad!). All Rights Reserved. If you enjoyed it, check out my page on Amazon, WordPress, and/or Facebook, and help spread the word about Wadadli Pen and my books. You can also subscribe to the site to keep up with future updates. Thanks.

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