Additional Resources

Recommended Resources for teaching and researching about home


Ahmed, Sara, Claudia Castaneda, et al.
Questions of Home and Migration. Oxford, Berg Publishers, 2003.

Banham, Martin, James Gibbs, & Femi Osifan. African Theatre:
Women. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.

Carpenter, Megan. 2008. “Bare Justice. A Feminist Theory of Justice and Its Potential Application to Crimes of Sexual Violence in Post-Genocide Rwanda. In Creighton Law Review, Volume 41, Issue 4. 595-665.

Dougé-Prosper, Mamyrah A. “Afwo-Elektwonika, Elektwo-Voudou: Entèvyou/ Entretien avec Val Jeanty.” Haiti: Fusions et Performances. Pourt-au-Prince: Imprimerie Henri Deschamps, 2014. 37-61

Dougé-Prosper, Mamyrah A. “Pluralizing Race: Take Back the Land.” Re-Examining the Black Atlantic: Afro-Descendants and Development, African Diaspora Special Series. Ed. Bernd Reiter. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2012. 291-302.

Ferris, William. The Storied South. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.

Goddard, Lynette. The Methuen Drama Book of Plays by Black British Writers. London: Methuen Drama, 2011

Hatch, James V. and Errol G. Hill. A History of African American Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Human Rights Watch, 1996: Shattered Lives: Sexual Violence during the Rwanda Genocide.

James, Adeola. In Their Own Voices: African Women Writers Talk.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann Educational Books Inc., 1990.

Kalisa, Marie-Chantal. Violence in Francophone African and Caribbean Women’s Literature. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009

King, J. “Gender and Reparations in Sierra Leone: The wounds of War Remain Open.” In What Happened to the Women?: Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations. 2006

Mibenge, C. “Gender and ethnicity in Rwanda: On Legal remedies for victims of wartime sexual violence.” In Gender, Violent Conflict and Developments. 2008.

Mohanty, Chandra and Biddy Martin. “What’s Home Got to Do With It?” In Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003.

Pratt, MB “Identity: Skin Blood Heart.” In Rebellion: Essays 1980-1991. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books.

Prince, Valerie Sweeney. Burnin Down The House: Home in African-American Literature. Columbia UP, 2005.

Prince, Valerie Sweeney. “Empty Vessel (In Three Pieces).” New Writing: The International Journal for the Theory and Practice of Creative Writing. 12.2 (2015): 181-184.

Rahier, Jean Muteba and Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper. “Los Afrodescendientes y el Giro hacia el Multiculturalismo en las ‘Nuevas’ Constituciones y Otras Legislaciones Especiales Latinoamericanas: Particularidades de la Región Andina.” Revista de Estudios e Pesquisas Sobre las Américas 8.1 (2014): 220-237.

Robinson, Zandria F. This Ain’t Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South (New Directions in Southern Studies). Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2014.

Shemak, April. Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse. Ed. 1. New York: Fordham University Press, 2010.

Shields, Tanya. Bodies and Bones: Feminist Rehearsal and Imagining Caribbean Belonging. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014.

Smith, Christen A. “Black Community Crisis: Police Violence in Brazil.” Truthout. November 20 2014.        Web.

Young, Harvey. The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013

Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe. In Search of African Diasporas: Testimonies and Encounters. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2012


Adell, Sandra. Contemporary Plays by African American Women: Ten Complete Works. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Daymond, MJ, Dorothy Driver, Shelias Meintjes, Leloba Molema, Orford and Nobantu Rasebotsa. Women Writing Africa: The Southern Region. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2001.

Johnson, E. Patrick and Ramón H. Riera-Servera. solo/black/woman: scripts, interviews, and essays. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2013.

Lihamba, Amandina, Fulata L. Moyo, M.M. Mulokozi, Naomi L. Shitemi & Saida Yahya-Othman. Women Writing Africa: The Eastern Region. New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2007.

Perkins, Kathy A. African Women Playwrights. Champaign: The University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Perkins, Kathy A. Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays Before 1950. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.

Perkins, Kathy A. Black South African Women: An Anthology of Plays. London: Routledge, 1998.

Perkins, Kathy A. Selected Plays: Alice Childress. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2011.

Perkins, Kathy A. Strange Fruit: Plays on Lynching by American Women. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998.

Perkins, Kathy A. and Roberta Uno. Contemporary Plays by Women of Color: An Anthology. London: Routledge, 1996.

Plays by Women from Africa and the Caribbean. New York: Ubu Repertory Theatre Publications, 2000.

Sutherland-Addy, Esi and Aminata Diaw. Women Writing Africa: West Africa and the Sahel. New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York,2005.

Waters, Erika J. and David Edgecombe. Contemporary Drama of the Caribbean. Kingshill, St. Croix: University of the Virgin Islands, 2001.

Plays (published and unpublished)

Adong, Judith. Silent Voices. N.p., 2012.

Gunn, Suzette Azariah. Phoenix. N.p., 2011.

Gurira, Danai. The Convert. N.p., 2012.

Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin in the Sun. New York: Samuel French, 1959.

Morisseau, Dominique. Detroit 67. London: Oberon Books, 2013.

Nottage, Lynn. Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine. New York: Dramatist Play Service, 2005.

Nottage, Lynn. Ruined. New York: Dramatist Play Service, 2010.

Okoh, Julie. Aisha: A Play. Port Harcourt: Pearl Publishers, 2005.

West, Cheryl. Before it Hits Home. New York: Dramatist Play Service, 1993.


Everyone’s Child. Dir. Tsitsi Dangarembga. Media for Development Trust, 1996.

Neria. Dir. Godwin Mawuru (story by Tsitsi Dangarembga). Media for Development International, 1993.

Daughters of the Dust. Dir. Julie Dash. American Playhouse, Geechee Girls, and WMG Film, 1991.

The Summer of Gods. Dir. Eliciana Nascimento. 2014.

The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water, Dir. Sharp, S. Pearl. 2004.

By Artist:

Azeda, Hope
____. Amashiyiga Sehutsitwa. 1998.

____. Bridge of Roses. 2014.

Badoe, Yaba
The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo, Dir. Yaba Badoe. Fadoa Films, 2014.

The Witches of Gambaga, Dir. Yaba Badoe. Fadoa Films, 2010

Campbell Barr, Shirley
Campbell Barr, Shirley. Rotundamente Negra. San José, Costa Rica: El perro azul, 2006. Print.

____. Naciendo. San Jose, Costa Rica: UNED, 2008.
____. “Tribute to Nicolás Guillén: A Nicolás Guillén/To Nicolás Guillén”. Introduced by Paulette A. Ramsay. Afro-Hispanic Review, 23:1 (Spring 2004), 41-44.
____. “POEMAS SHIRLEY CAMPBELL.” Revista Feminista Casa de la Mujer 20.2 (2011): 173-188.
____. “Asumiendo responsabilidades por la palabra.” Seminario Regional-las Mujeres Afrodescendientes y la Cultura Latinoamericana: Identidad y Desarrollo (2009).
Barr Campbell, Epsy. “La realidad de las mujeres afrodescendientes en el siglo XXI.” Presence Africaine 1 (2007): 707-712.
Hampton, Janet Jones. “The Voice of the Drum: The Poetry of Afro-Hispanic Women”. Afro-Hispanic Review, 14:2 (Fall 1995), 13-Hampton, Janet Jones. “Portraits of a Diasporan People: The Poetry of Shirley Campbell and Rita Dove”. Afro-Hispanic Review, 14:1 (Spring 1995), 33-39.
Gordon, Donald K. “Shirley Campbell’s Rotundamente negra: Content and Technique.” Daughters of the Diaspora: Afra-Hispanic Writers (2003): 435.
Gordon, Donald K. “Expressions of the Costa Rican Black Experience: The Short Stories of Dolores Joseph and the Poetry of Shirley Campbell.” Afro-Hispanic Review (1991): 21-26.
Márquez, Consuelo Meza, and Cuerpo Académico de Estudios de Género. ed. X Congreso Centroamericano de Historia July 12-15 2010 Managua, Nicaragua. “La Diáspora Afrocaribeña en Centroamérica: Identidad y Literatura de Mujeres.”
Mosby, Dorothy E. Place, Language, and Identity in Afro-Costa Rican Literature. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2003. Print.
Ramsay, Paulette A. “’Soy una feminista negra’: Shirley Campbell’s Feminist/Womanist Agenda”. Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies 2:1 (Apr 2007), 51-68.
Ramsay, Paulette A. “Shirley Campbell’s Ideology of Historiographic Legitimation.” Hispania 97.1 (2014): 140-153.
Ramsay, Paulette A. “Entrevista a la poeta Afro-costarricense Shirley Campbell”. Afro-Hispanic Review 22:1 (Spring 2003), 60-67.

Collins, Merle
____. Angel. London: Peepal Tree Press, 2011.

____. “Are You a Bolshevik or a Menshevik? Mimicry, Alienation and Confusion in the Grenada Revolution.” Interventions 12.1 (2010): 35-45.
____. “A Caribbean Story: Grenada’s Journey—Possibilities, Contradictions, Lessons.” Caribbean Quarterly 60.1 (2014).
____. Because the Dawn Breaks. London: Karia Press, 1985.
____. “Excerpt from a longer unpublished work, Streams of Water.” TriQuarterly, Issue 120, Northwestern University Press, 2005.
____. “Shadowboxing”. In Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad. Ed. Elizabeth Nunez. Seattle: Seal Press, 2005.
____. The Colour of Forgetting. UK: Virago, 1995.
____. “Tout Moun Ka Plewe”. Small Axe: A Journal of Caribbean History and Culture 11.1 (2007): 1-16.
____. “When Time Reach.” Voices in a New Dawn. Eds. Jean Buffong, Maureen Roberts and Tony LaMothe. London: Redemption Press Ltd., 2004.

____. The Governor’s Story: The Authorized Biography of Dame Hilda Bynoe. London: Peepal Tree Press, 2013.
____. Inside Ant’s Belly: A Collection of Stories for Schools. Edited with Marva Buchanan. London: National Association for the Teaching of English, 1984.
____. The Ladies Are Upstairs. Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, 2011.
____. Rain Darling. London: The Women’s Press, 1990.
____. Rotten Pomerack. Virago Press, 1993.
____. “The Shower of Sparks” Conjunctions: 41 (2003).
____. Watchers and Seekers: Creative Writing by Black Women in Britain. Co-edited with Rhonda Cobham-Sander. London: The Women’s Press, 1987.

Translated Works:

Selected Poems in Italian anthology of women poets from the Anglophone World. Paolo Splendore, ed., Passaggi a ovestPoesia femminile anglofona della migrazione. Palomar, Bari, 2008.

“On Visiting Cyprus – Dreams,” “Sea” (poems). Stephanos Stephanides and Susan Bassnett, ed., Beyond the Floating Islands. COTEPRA. University of Bologna, 2002.

“Free,” “Violence,” “Gifted” (poems published in a bilingual (German/English) collection). Wolfgang Gortschacher and Ludwig Laher, ed., So also ist das. So That’s What It’s Like. Haymon-Verlag. Insbruck 2002.

Other Anthologized Works:

“Crick Crack,” “Nabel String” (poems). Conjunctions Vol 27: The Archipelago: New Caribbean Writing. New York: Bard College, 1996.

“You Carry My Life,” “Some Days, Mother,” “Behind Shutters” (poems). Paul Beasley, ed., Hearsay: Performance Poems Plus. London: The Bodley Head Children’s Books, 1994.

“The Ladies Are Upstairs” (short story). Ed. Ruth Petrie. By the Light of the Silvery Moon. Virago Press, 1994

“Because the Dawn Breaks”, “Trapped” (poems). Ian McDonald & Stewart Brown, ed., The Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry. London: Heinemann, 1992.

“Island Myth: Once, on an island” (poem). Maja Prausnitz et al., ed., Velocity: The Best of Apples & Snakes. London: Black Spring Press Ltd., 2003.

Essays and Criticism:

“Lorna McDaniel’s The Big Drum ritual of Carriacou: Praisesongs in Rememory of Flight.” Book Review. MaComereJournal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars. Volume 3, 2000.

 “The Complete Performance.” Stewart Brown, ed., All are Involved: The Art of Martin Carter. Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, 2000.

“The Word – In the Beginning.” Peter Hulme and William Sherman, ed., In ‘The Tempest’ and Its Travels. London: Reaktion Books, 2000.

“Writing and Creole Language Politics.” Kathleen Balutansky and Marie-Agnes Sourieau, eds., Caribbean Creolization: Reflections on the Cultural Dynamics of Language, Literature, and Identity. University Press of Florida, 1998.

“Sometimes You Have to Drink Vinegar and Pretend You think is Honey.” In Caribbean Portraits: Essays on Gender Ideologies and Identities. Christine Barrow, ed. Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers for The Centre for Gender And Development Studies, University of the West Indies, 1998.

“Orality and Writing: A Revisitation.” In Winds of Change: the transforming Voices of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars. Eds. Adele S. Newson and Linda Strong-Leek. Lang Publishing, 1998.

“Themes and Trends in Caribbean Writing Today.” From My Guy To Sci-Fi: Genre and Women’s Writing in the Postmodern World. Ed. Helen Carr. London: Pandora, 1989.

Published Interviews:

With Jacqueline Bishop and Dolace McLean. Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters. Volume 3, Number 2. Fall-Winter 2005.

Saracca and Nation: African Memory and Re-Creation in Grenada. Dir. Merle Collins. Film.

Shemak, April. “Re/writing Reconciliation in Merle Collins’s Angel.” Caribbean Quarterly 60.1 (2014).

Febres-Santos, Mayra

____. Cuerpos correctos. San Juan: R&R, 1998. Print.
____. en disfraz. Doral: Alfaguara, 2009. Print.
____. “Los usos del eros en el Caribe.” La cuestión del géneroliterario y la expresión femenina actual. Ed. Carmen Cazurro García de la Quintana. N.p., 1998. 103-14. Print.
____. “Marina y su olor.” Afro-Puerto Ricans in the Short Story: An Anthology. Ed. Victor C. Simpson. New York: Peter Lang, 2006. 123-29. Print.
____. “Piel.” Sobre piel y papel. San Juan: Callejon, 2005. 67-153. Print.
____. “Raza en la cultura puertorriqueña.” Revista Poligramas 31 (2009): 49-67. Print.
____. “Ruth Fernández: ‘El alma de Puerto rico hecho canción’.” Jaramillo y Ortiz. 478-506.
____. Sirena Selena vestida de pena. Mondadori, 2000. Print.
____. “The Institute of Culture Says.” Daughters of the Diaspora. Ed. Miriam DeCosta-Willis. Kingston: Ian Randle, 2003. 444-45. Print.
____. Tratado de medicina natural para hombres melancólicos. San
Juan, Puerto Rico: Agentes Catalíticos, 2011. Print.

Hershfield, Joanne

____. Between Two Worlds: a Japanese Pilgrimage. Berkeley, CA: University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, 1992. 30 minutes.
____. The Gillian Film. Harriman, NY: New Day Films, 2007. 44 minutes.
____. The Invention of Dolores del Rio. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.
____. Imagining la chica moderna: women, nation, and visual culture in Mexico, 1917-1936. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.
____. Leading Women. Southern Oral History Program, 2009. 49 minutes.
____. Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush. Harriman, NY. New Day Films, 2012. 54 minutes.
____. Men are Human, Women are Buffalo. Harriman, NY: New Day Films, 2007. 29 minutes.
____. These Are Our Children. Harriman, NY: New Day Films, 2001. 55 minutes.
____. Women in Japan: Memories of the Past, Dreams for the Future. Chapel Hill, NC: Joanne Hershfield and Jan Bardsley, 2002. 52 minutes.

Salter, Nikkole

____. Carnaval. 2013.
____. Freedom Rider. 2015.
____. In the Continuum. With Danai Gurira. 2004.
____. Lines in the Dust. 2014.
____. Repairing a Nation. 2012.
____. Torn Asunder. N.d. (Unpublished)

Trouillot, Evelyne

____. Absences sans frontiers. Editions Chèvrefeuille étoilée, France, 2013.
____. Trans. Robert McCormick, Jr. “The Blue of the Island.” Journal of Hatian Studies 18.2 (2012): n.p. Journal of Haitian Studies 18.2, 2012.
____. The Infamous Rosalie. M. A. Salvodon, Translator. University of Nebraska Press, 2013.
____. “Primary Needs” (Besoins primaires). In World without Borders, 2012.
____. Rosalie l’infame (2003)
____. Memory at Bay. Translator Paul Curtis Daw 2015.
____. “My name is Fridhomme” (Je m’appelle Fridhonne) In The Caribbean Writer,2011.

____. “Which one?” (Laquelle des deux?) In Haiti Noir. Editions Akashic 2010

Williams, Heather

____. American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
____. Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
____. Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina   Press, 2005.