Cezair-Thompson, Margaret

About Margaret Cezair-Thompson

Biography (BookBrowse)



Glover, Kaiama L. “Castaways.” The New York Times, 28 Oct. 2007

Smartt Bell, Madison. “Too Much History.” The New York Times, 17 Oct. 1999



An Interview with Margaret Cezair-Thompson.” BookBrowse, 2007

Kenan, Randall. “Margaret Cezair-Thompson.” BOMB, 1 Oct. 1999



Robinson-Walcott, Kim. "'Black Man Time Now': Race, Class, and Culture in 1970s-based Jamaican Fiction." Small Axe, vol. 23, no. 1, 2019

Pitts, Candice A. “From Bastardness and Outsideness to Land/(E)/Scape in The Pirate’s Daughter.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 26, no. 1, 2018

Vásquez, Sam. “Violent Liaisons: Historical Crossings and the Negotiation of Sex, Sexuality, and Race in The Book of Night Women and The True History of Paradise.” Small Axe, vol. 38, 2012

Mordecai, Rachel L. "Blackness and the Creole Multiracial Subject in Margaret Cezair-Thompson's True History of Paradise and Robert Antoni's Carnival." Wadabagei, vol. 13, no. 1, 2011

Savory, Elaine. “The True History of Paradise and Wide Sargasso Sea.”Jean Rhys Review, vol. 11, no. 2, 2011

Gillespie, Carmen. “Past as Prologue: Rewriting and Reclaiming the Marked Body in Michelle Cliff’s Abeng and Margaret Cezair-Thompson’s The True History of Paradise.” Color, Hair, and Bone: Race in the Twenty-first Century, Lewis et al. (eds.), 2008

Wright, Derek. "Pre- and Post-Modernity in Recent West African Fiction." Commonwealth Essays and Studies, vol. 21, no. 2, 1999




The Pirate’s Daughter (2007)

The True History of Paradise (1999)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

“Geography Lessons.” Washington Post Sunday Magazine, 5 Dec. 1999

“Beyond the Postcolonial Novel: Ben Okri’s The Famished Road and its ‘Abiku’ Traveller.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 31, no. 2, 1996

From Kingston to Kenya: The Making of a Pan-Africanist Lawyer (1993)

“Boat Man.” Callaloo vol. 16, no. 3, 1993

“The Disaster Area of the Mind: Interview with Ben Okri.” Elle Magazine, Jul. 1989


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Margaret Cezair-Thompson – The Pirate’s Daughter.” YouTube, 11 Mar. 2008