Reviews of Works

REVIEWS/CRITICISM OF BOOKS:

Painting Away Regret, 2011

Tale of Marital Woe and Lust is Breakthrough Text in Black Women’s Writing, reviewed by Mary Hanna, in The Sunday Observer, February 19, 2012

Caribbean Erotic, 2010

Good like Cook Food reviewed by Stephen Narain in The Caribbean Review of Books, January 2012

Anthology Presents Gimlet-Eyed View of Sexuality in Region, reviewed by Mary Hanna, in The Sunday Observer, March 11, 2012

I Name Me Name, 2008

  • “A Writer’s Tongue,” reviewed by Carol B. Fleming, The Caribbean Writer, Volume 23, 2009,  p. 279-281
  • “How a Writer Became Herself,” reviewed by David Katz, The Caribbean Beat, September/October 2009, p. 46.
  • Reviewed by Mary Hanna, Bookends, The Observer, July 5, 2009

Until Judgment Comes, 2007

  • “The Audacity of Palmer Adisa, ” Reviewed Winston Nugnet by The Caribbean Writer, Volume 22, 2008, p. 249-252
  • Jamaica Gleaner News – A great read! – Sunday, January 13, 2008
  • Oakland Tribune/Metro, June 22, 2007, Author  Publishes Jamaican Journey,” reviewed by Brenda Payton

Eros Muse, 2006

  • Jamaica Gleaner News – Opal Palmer In love with Mr. Write – Sunday, March 2008. Reviewed by Barbara Nelson.
  • Jamaica Gleaner News – Book Review – Intimate Experiences, review of Eros Muse – Sunday, February 24, 2008.

Caribbean Passion, 2004

  • Latino (a) Research Review, Vol. 6 , Nos. 1 & 2, 2006-7,  p. 187-193, “Womanism” Review of Caribbean Passion by Colbert I. Nepaulsingh

Leaf-of-Life, 2000

  • Jamaica Gleaner – BOOK in REVIEW: ‘Leaf-of-Life’ Sunday, April 21, 2002.
  • The Caribbean Writer Vol.15, 2001, pp. 145-147. “Opal Palmer Adisa’s Journeys of Survival,” Reviewed by June D. Bobb
  • MaComere, Vol. 4, 2001, 196-200. Reviewed by Michelle Lynn Brown,

It Begins With Tears, 1997

  • MaComere, Vol.2, 2002, pp.243-252.  “Myth, Spirituality and the Power of the Erotic in It Begins with Tears,” by Donna Weir-Soley.
  • The Weekly Gleaner (UK), April 8-14, 1998. Interview/Book Review by Erhire Onpmivbpri.
  • The Caribbean Writer, Vol.12, 1998, p. 261. Reviewed by Geoffrey Philp.
  • MultiCultural Review, December 1997. Reviewed by Kathleen Costello-Sullivan.
  • Revue AFRAM Review, No. 46, December 1997.
  • The Oakland Tribune, August 3, 1997. Reviewed by Brenda Payton.
  • The Sunday Gleaner, July 1997.  Reviewed by Sean Michaels.
  • Islands, May/June 1997. “Way With Words,” Reviewed by Tony Gibbs.
  • Mango Season, Volume 8, May 1997. Reviewed by Joan Anim-Addo.
  • Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 1997
  • The Oakland Tribune, February 15, 1997. Reviewed by Christina Eng.
  • Reggae Report, Vol.15, #4, 1997

Traveling Women, 1990

  • The San Francisco Chronicle, May 1990. “Performance Poetry That Dances & Sings,” Reviewed by Kate Dougherty.

Bake-Face and Other Guava Stories, 1985

  • Calyx Journal, Vol.12 , Summer 1990. Reviewed by  Marlene Nourbese Philip.
  • The Guardian, London, December 28, 1989,.  Reviewed by Margaret Busby.
  • Sojourner: The Women’s Forum, February, 1989. “listening with Wide-Eyes,” Reviewed by Juana Maria Rodriquez.
  • The Bay Guardian, February 24, 1988. Reviewed by Laura Brill.
  • The San Francisco Chronicle, November17, 1987, “Profound Observations of Jamaican Character,” Reviewed by Patricia Holt.
  • The Sunday Gleaner, August 2, 1987.
  • Small Press, June 1987. Reviewed by Jewell Gomez.
  • Belles Lettres, March/April, 1987. “Island Harvest,” Reviewed by Sandra D. Shattuck.
  • New York Times Book Review, November 2, 1986. Reviewed by Joseph Olshan

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