Adisa, Opal Palmer

About Opal Palmer Adisa

Official Homepage

Biography (Poetry Foundation)

 

Interviews

Martínez, Elisa Serna. "Rewriting the Caribbean Female Body: A Conversation with Opal Palmer Adisa." Atlantis, vol. 83, no. 1, 2016

Waters, Erika J. "'I Insist on Happiness' - A Conversation with Opal Palmer Adisa." World Literature Today, vol. 83, no. 3, 2009

Ten Questions: Opal Palmer Adisa.” Caribbean Literary Heritage, undated

 

Criticism

Serna-Martínez, Elisa. “The Affective Politics of Resistance in the Work of Opal Palmer Adisa.” Contemporary Women’s Writing, vol. 12, no. 1, 2018

Valovirta, Elina. “’Caribbean Passion’ as a Reparative Practice: The Hyper-Sexual and the Asexual Woman in the Fiction of Opal Palmer Adisa and Erna Brodber.” Seeking the Self – Encountering the Other: Diasporic Narrative and the Ethics of Representative, Huttunen et al. (eds.), 2008

Feng, Pin-chia. “Rituals of Rememory: Afro-Caribbean Religions in Myal and It Begins With Tears.” MELUS, vol. 27, no. 1, 2002

Weir-Soley, Donna. “Myth, Spirituality and the Power of the Erotic in It Begins With Tears.” MaComère, vol. 5, 2002

 

Works

Novels

Painting Away Regrets (2011)

It Begins With Tears (1997)

 

Children’s and Young Adults’ Books

Look! A Moko Jumbie (2016)

Playing Is Our Work (2008)

Pina, The Many-Eyed Fruit (1985)

 

Short Story Collections

Love’s Promise (2017)

Until Judgement Comes – Stories About Jamaican Men (2006)

Traveling Women (1989)

Bake-Face and Other Guava Stories (1986)

 

Poetry Collections

4-Headed Woman (2013)

Adisa, Opal Palmer and devorah major. Incantations & Rites (2013)

Adisa, Odal Palmer and Shyam Kamel. What a Woman Is (2010)

Amour Verdinia (2009)

I Name Me Name (2008)

Eros Muse – Poems & Essays (2006)

Caribbean Passion (2004)

Leave-of-Life (2000)

Tamarind and Mango Women (1992)

Adisa, Opal Palmer and devorah major. Traveling Women (1989)

 

Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"'Caribbean Passion' -The Hypersexual and the Asexual Woman as Reparative Tropes." Sexual Feelings: Reading Anglophone Caribbean Women’s Writing Through Affect, Valovirta (ed.), 2014

"Shadow(ing) Men -Visions of Caring Masculinities." Sexual Feelings: Reading Anglophone Caribbean Women’s Writing Through Affect, Valovirta (ed.), 2014

"Ways of Reading Sexual Shame, Violence, and Pain." Sexual Feelings: Reading Anglophone Caribbean Women’s Writing Through Affect, Valovirta (ed.), 2014

"Communities That Heal - Reading Sexual Healing." Sexual Feelings: Reading Anglophone Caribbean Women’s Writing Through Affect, Valovirta (ed.), 2014

As editor: Caribbean Erotic: Poetry, Prose & Essays, 2010

"Widow’s Walk." Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction, Hopkinson (ed.), 2000

“The Living Roots.” So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy, Hopkinson and Mehan (eds.) 2004

 

Audio and Audiovisual Material

Television Jamaica. “TVJ Profile: Prof. Opal Palmer Adisa – January 12 2020.” YouTube, 13 Jan. 2020

Adisa, Opal Palmer and devorah major. The Tongue Is a Drum (2002)

Adisa, Opal Palmer and devorah major. Fierce Love (1992)