Note: Many of the databases and/or article links referenced in this guide require CaneID authentication through the the UM Library system unless denoted by the "open access" symbol.
"If someone needed a visual explanation...of what the Caribbean is, I would refer him to the spiral chaos of the Milky Way, the unpredictable flux of transformative plasma that spins calmly in our globe's firmament, that sketches in an "other" shape that keeps changing, with some objects born to light while others disappear into the womb of darkness; change, transit, return, fluxes of sidereal matter."
Antonio Benìtez-Rojo. The Repeating island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective. 1998.
María Magdalena Campos-Pons.
“The Flag. Color Code Venice 13”. 2013.
UM Libraries Archival Collections
André Hora Sketchbooks Cuban Heritage Collection
Fifteen sketchbooks representing the artist’s work to date include a variety of media - drawings, prints, quotes, clippings and test pieces. The themes present in the pages of the books draw upon numerous Afro-Atlantic traditions including Haitian Vodou, Brazilian Candomblé, Cuban Lucumí, as well as Yoruba, Fon, and Kongo ethnic and spiritual African sources.
Caribbean Documents Collections Special Collections
The Caribbean Documents digital collection includes a selection of correspondence and documents concerning various aspects of business and life in the Caribbean from the 1750s through the 1850s.
Contemporary And (C&E) América Latina
Contemporary And América Latina is a dynamic, critical art magazine focusing on the connection between Afro-Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.
Galerie Monnin (Haiti)
Since the gallery's opening more than 60 years ago in Port au Prince, the Galerie Monnin has presented the works of over one hundred artists, many of whom are in the forefront of Haitian Art today.
History and Culture Collective focused on the retention of Caribbean culture in a contemporary context.
O Menelick 2° Ato Brazil
A rebirth of the short-lived, first ever black journal in Brazil, it is an independent platform for showcasing Afro-Brazilian culture.