History & Education
Nativity / Nativité / Natividad
by Lasana Sekou
Paperback, poetry, literature, 224 pp.
English • Française • Español
Nativity cover art: Adán, sculpture/bronze and Eva, sculpture/bronze by Fernando Botero. © Fernando Botero. Courtesy: Museo de Antioquia, Colombia.
In nine haunting segments … a bold narrative, … long overdue … centralizes the region’s indigenous, African, Asian connections. A triumph of Caribbean aesthetics.
– Dr. Conrad M. James, University of Birmingham, UK
An exuberant, epic rush … a lusty, encyclopedic yawp.
– Roberta Q. Knowles, The Caribbean Writer
St. Martin Talk
Words, phrases, sayings & general communication terms
by Robert Romney
English and French explanations included in this book.
Talk St. Martin is a resource on the journey of St. Martin’s ever evolving culture.
– Marcellia Henry, UNESCO representative, Philipsburg, St. Martin
Cette rapide référence servira, j’en suis sûr, d’outil à la maison, à l’école, au bureau et de compagnon de voyage.
Sovereignty of the Imagination – Conversations III
Language and the Politics of Ethnicity
by George Lamming
Paperback, political philosophy, literature ethnic studies, Caribbean history, 96 pp.
The tight relationship between politics, knowledge, language, and the spaces of freedom in Lamming’s writings makes him one of the most important political novelists in Caribbean Literature.
– Dr. Anthony Bogues, Center for Caribbean Thought
GEBE Through The Years – Power To Serve
Hardcover, 9″ x 11″ public utility history, profiles, interviews, graphs, photos from 1906 to 2006; 248 pp.
Claude – A Portrait of Power
by Fabian Badejo
Paperback, biographical survey, political studies, 200 pp.
“Anybody who can last for thirty-five years in government has my unstinted admiration,” declared former US Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, on the occasion of Dr. Claude Wathey’s 35th anniversary in elected public office in St. Martin. According to Badejo, history will not only weigh what this Caribbean political strongman “has done for the island, … nor how well he was liked or disliked” but “what he may have failed to do, too.”
Cul-de-Sac People – A St. Martin Family Series
by Mathias S. Voges
Family studies, 135 pp.
Cul-de-sac People imparts a sense of belonging and pride. There is no nation without the history of families.
– Daniella Jeffry-Pilot, author, educator
The Essence of Reparations
by Amiri Baraka
Paperback, American history/Black studies, 44 pp., 5″ x 7.5″
Baraka sees the struggle for reparations not as an end in itself but as part of a wider struggle for full citizenship and equal rights in a program for genuine democratic transformation in the United States. In this context he poses issues that go way beyond the challenges of reparations. One does not have to agree with his ideological framework to appreciate the timeliness and urgency of his case for reparations.
– Rupert Lewis, Professor of Political Thought, University of the West Indies
1963 – A Landmark Year in St. Martin
A Retrospective Look by Daniella Jeffry-Pilot
1963 – ANNÉE CHARNIÈRE À SAINT-MARTIN
Un Regard Rétrospectif par Daniella Jeffry-Pilot
(English & French edition. Traduction Française danscette édition)
Paperback, history; photos/images, bibliographical notes, 206 pp., 5″ x 7.5″
The description of every day life of citizens from the North and South in 1963, and the decisions made at the time, . . . connects us to the highly diversified community of contemporary St. Martin.
– Drs. Gracita R. Arrindell, Director, Bureau of Constitutional Affairs, St. Martin (South)
Salted Tongues – Modern Literature in St. Martin
by Fabian Adekunle Badejo
Paperback, literature, essays, 72 pp., 5.25” x 8”
In this book of three essays, wonderfully entitled Salted Tongues, Fabian Adekunle Badejo has contributed significantly to filling a gap in Caribbean literature and widen the scope about the authors of modern writing and the role of language, publishing and literary criticism in St. Martin.
– Dr. Wim Rutgers, Literary historian, University of Aruba
Friendly Anger – The Rise of the Labor Movement in St. Martin
by Joseph H. Lake, Jr.
Hardcover, labor history, politics, sociology, 313 pp., 5.25” x 8”
Friendly Anger is a very important work not only because it chronicles and describes the events and roles played by key actors that are required for an understanding of any historical period, but also because it gives us a social history of St. Martin. Lake has made a difficult task appear quite simple as he uses his obviously good grasp of the detail to paint for us the wider picture.
– David Abdulah, Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union, Trinidad and Tobago
A Status for Saint-Martin – References of Hope
Edited by Saint-Martin People’s Consensus
Saint-Martin: Objectif Statut – Réperes pour ‘Espoir
Edité par Consensus Populaire Saint-Martinois
(English & French edition)
Hardcover,421 pp. 8.5″ x 11″
Establishment of the St. Martin People’s Consensus … to work on a new political status for the northern part of St.Martin signaled an important step on the road to self-determination for the nation’s people.
– St. Maarten/St. Martin Newsday
Coming, Coming Home: Conversations II
Western Education and the Caribbean Intellectual
by George Lamming
Paperback, history, education, political science,103 pp., 5.25″ x 8″ (Second printing)
English edition, with French translation
The Lamming monographs are themselves part of the current discourse which targets the historical, cultural and scientific implications of the pan-hemispheric encounters that will continue to be of global importance well into the twenty-first century.
– Rex Nettleford, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies
An Introduction to Government – Island territory of St. Maarten
by Louis Duzanson
Paperback, political science, 90 pp., 5.25” x 8” (Second printing)
The first a-b-c reader written in English in St. Martin about the workings of the legislature, executive, and supervisory branches of the government of the “island territory of St. Maarten.
Hardcover, 213 pp., 8.5″ x 11″
The first complete guide to the parliamentary and Island Council elections from 1945 to 1999, in St. Martin (South) — an island territory in the Dutch colony of the Netherlands Antilles. Authors’ commentary and integral references are also made of elections and government formation processes in the other island territories of Curacao, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius (and Aruba before it obtained its separate status in 1986). One extensive interview and short profiles of the leading 20th century St. Martin politicians; an overview of pioneer women politicians; over 30 pages of election graphs and photographs enliven this book. Bibliography and appendix.
Colorful Religion – Mini-stories of the Caribbean Church (1701 – 1998)
by Gerard van Veen
Paperback, 67 pp., 5.25″ x 8″
Colorful Religion is a collection of mini-stories of the Caribbean church, particularly the Christian Communities of St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Barths.
In Search of St. Martin’s Ancient Peoples – Prehistoric Archaeology
by Dr. Jay B. Haviser
(English edition with French translation)
This archaeological overview of ancient St. Martin represents part of the missing link in the huge jig-saw puzzle that is still being assembled to accurately present Amerindian history in the Caribbean.
– Desrey Fox, Amerindian Research Unit, University of Guyana