Mais, Roger

About Roger Mais

Biography (Peepal Tree Press)

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Middleton, Darren J. N. “Christ Recrucified: The Portrayal of the Rastaman in Roger Mais’ Brother Man.” Notes on Contemporary Literature, vol. 25, no. 2, Mar. 1995

Buckeye, Robert. “The People, Yes, or the People, No: Decisive Moments in the Work of James, Kincaid and Mais.” Caribbean Studies, vol. 27, no. 3/4, Jul. 1994

Salkey, Andrew. “World Literature in Review: Jamaica.” World Literature Today, vol. 64, no. 1, 1990

Morris, Daphne. “Listen, The Wind And Other Stories by Roger Mais.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 1, no. 2, 1987

Deveson, Richard. “The Life of the Political Past.” TLS, no. 4360, Oct. 1986

Bruner, D. K. “Black Lightning.” World Literature Today, vol. 58, no. 3, 1984

Olszewski, Lawrence. “Black Lightning.” Library Journal, vol. 108, no. 10, May 1983

Davies, Barrie. “The Novels of Roger Mais.” International Fiction Review, vol. 1, 1974

Lacovia, R. M. “Roger Mais: An Approach to Suffering and Freedom.” Black Images, vol. 1, no. 2, 1972

Lacovia, R. M. “Roger Mais and the Problem of Freedom.” Black Academy Review, vol. 1, no. 3, 1970



McKenzie, Hope Earl. “Who Is a Philosopher?” Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 63, no. 4, Dec. 2017

Smith, Faith. “Brother Man’s Asceticism.” Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 59, no. 2, Jun. 2013

Dawes, Kwame S. N. “Disarming the Threat of Rasta Revolution in Mais’ Brother Man.” Commonwealth Novel in English, vol. 7–8, 1997

Griffith, Glyne A. “Chapter Four: Narrative Strategies and the Construction of Selfhood: Roger Mais and John Hearne.” Deconstruction, Imperialism & the West Indian Novel, Jan. 1996

Dawes, Kwame S. N. “Violence and Patriarchy: Male Domination in Roger Mais’s Brother Man.” ARIEL, vol. 25, no. 3, Jul. 1994

Hawthorne, Evelyn. “Power from Within: Christianity, Rastafarianism, and Obeah in the Novels of Roger Mais.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 2, no. 2, Oct. 1988

Braithwaite, Edward Kamau. “The Unborn Body of the Life of Fiction: Roger Mais’ Aesthetics with Special Reference to Black Lightning, I & II.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 2, no. 1, Dec. 1987

Ogunyemi, Chikwenye Okonjo. “From a Goat Path in Africa: Roger Mais and Jean Toomer.” Obsidian: Black Literature in Review, vol. 5, no. 3, 1979

Dathorne, Oscar R. “Roger Mais: The Man on the Cross.” Studies in the Novel, vol. 4, 1972

Ramchand, Kenneth. “Literature & Society: The Case of Roger Mais.” Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 4, 1969

Carr, Bill, and W. I. Carr. “Roger Mais: Design from a Legend.” Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 13, no. 1, 1967

Williamson, Karina. “Roger Mais: West Indian Novelist.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 2, 1966




Brother Man. With Drawings by the Author (1974)

Black Lightning (1955)

Brother Man (1954)

The Hills were Joyful Together (1953)


Short Story Collections

Listen, The Wind And Other Stories (1986)