Riley, Joan

About Joan Riley

Biography (Black British Women Writers)



Bourne, Jenny. “Book Reviews: The Unbelonging by Joan Riley.” Race & Class, vol. 27, no. 3, 1986



Hussein, Aamer. “Joan Riley Talks with Aamer Hussein.” Wasafiri, vol. 8, no. 17, 1993



Beyer, Charlotte. “Representations of Ageing and Black British Identity in Andrea Levy’s Every Light in the House Burnin’ and Joan Riley’s Waiting in the Twilight.” EnterText, vol. 9, 2012

Joseph, Jany P. W. “Joan Riley: Body Politics and Being Real in The Unbelonging and Waiting in the Twilight.” New Mango Season, vol. 2, no. 1, 2008

Perry, Barbara Shaw. “Forging Subjectivity in the Jamaican-British Borderlands: Emotions and Identity in Joan Riley’s The Unbelonging.” Beyond the Blood, the Beach & the Banana: New Perspectives in Caribbean Studies, Courtman (ed.), 2004

Ellis, David. “‘Wives and Workers': The Novels of Joan Riley.” Essays and Studies 2004: Contemporary British Women Writers, Parker (ed.), 2004

Carrera Suárez, Isabel. “Absent Mother(lands): Joan Riley’s Fiction.” Motherlands: Black Women’s Writing from Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia, Nasta (ed.), 1992

Corhay-Ledent, Bénédicte. “Between Conflicting Worlds: Female Exiles in Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark and Joan Riley’s The Unbelonging.” Crisis and Creativity in the New Literatures in English, Davis and  Maes-Jelinek (ed.), 1990




A Kindness to the Children (1992)

Romance (1988)

Waiting in the Twilight (1987)

The Unbelonging (1985)