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Crossing the River is a historical novel by British author Caryl Phillips, published in 1993. The Village Voice calls it "a fearless reimagining of the geography and meaning of the African diaspora." The Boston Globe said, "Crossing the River bears eloquently chastened testimony to the shattering of black lives."

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A Distant Shore is the seventh novel by Black British author Caryl Phillips, published in 2003 by Secker & Warburg in the UK and Knopf in the US. It was a finalist for the 2003 PEN/Faulkner Award. In the 2004 Commonwealth Writers' Prize it won in the was judged the Best Book Prize in the Europe and South Asia …

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The Nature of Blood is a book by Caryl Phillips.

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Dancing in the Dark is a 2005 novel by Kittitian-British writer Caryl Phillips that won the PEN Open Book Award in 2006. The novel reimagines the life of Bert Williams, the first black entertainer in the U.S. to achieve the highest levels of fame and fortune, but the story also deals with, in the words of the author's …

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The European Tribe is the first book of essays by Caryl Phillips, published in 1987. Characterised by Andrea Lee in The New York Times as "part travelogue, part cri de coeur", the collection chronicles the author's journey through multiracial Europe of the 1980s, "guided by a moral compass rather than a map" and …

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The Atlantic Sound is a 2000 travel book by Caryl Phillips. In the words of the Publishers Weekly review: "Journeys, as forces of spiritual and cultural transformation, bind this trio of nonfiction narratives, which explores the legacy of slavery in each of the three major points of the transatlantic slave trade." …

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The Final Passage is Caryl Phillips's debut novel. First published in 1985, it is about the Caribbean diaspora exemplified in the lives of a young family from a small island of the British West Indies who decide to join the 1950s exodus to the mother country. They arrive in London full of hope, but their hopes are …