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Race, Identity, and Privilege from the US to the Congo (Memoir). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021. 238 pp.

Awakening Spaces: French Caribbean Popular Songs, Music and Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. 271pp.


Bibliography of Women Writers from the Caribbean:1831-1986 (with Aart Broek). Washington, D.C.: Three Continents Press,1989; rpt. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1989.346pp

Bibliography of African Women Writers and Journalists (Ancient Egypt-1984). Washington, D.C.: Three Continents Press, 1985; rpt. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1985. 296pp.




The Shooting Star Review #25 (Special edited issue on Caribbean literature), 7, no.1 (Spring 1993), 50pp.




Africa: Roots and Branches. (with Albert H. Berrian). Washington, D.C.: Institute for Services to Education, 1978. 77pp. (Required reading for the Summer 1978 and 1979 National Endowment for the Humanities Institute at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia)

Haiti, Harlem and Africa and the Great Cultural Revolution. Washington, D.C.: Nuclassics and Science, 1978.



Chestnut Women: French Caribbean Women Writers and Singers,” Encuentros 42 (July 2001): 1-12.



“In France: The Commemoration of Slave Ancestors,” SWAN (Southern World Arts News, May 29, 2015.

Un peu de bonheur: Jocelyne Béroard and Her Lyrics about Love,” Latin American Music Review, 36, no. 1 (2015): 94-115.


“The Next Page / Teaching English, Learning Ubuntu,” The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, February 1, 2014.

“Michel Fabre: A Tribute to a Mentor,” Graat 27 (2003): 191-96 (Special issue dedicated to Michel Fabre); rpt. “A Tribute to a Mentor,” Regards croisés sur les afro-américains/Cross Perspectives on African Americans Hommage à Michel Fabre/ Celebrating Michel Fabre, edited by Claude Julien. 141-46. Tours, France: Presses universitaires François-Rabelais, 2003.  

Place of Hope: A Musical Collaboration between African Americans and Black South Africans,” Cahiers Charles V 31 (2001): 185-202.

“In Memoriam: Flora Nwapa Nwakuche (1931-1993),” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 20., no.4 (1995): 996-99.

“The Reinvention of Woman through Conversations and Humor in Flora Nwapa’s One Is Enough,” Research in African Literatures 26, no. 2 (1995): 53-67. 

“Claiming an Identity: Three English Speaking Caribbean Women Writers,” The Journal of Black Studies 25, no. 2 (1994): 202-216.

“The Evolution of Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God into Three Characters from Marita Golden’s A Woman’s Place,” The Zora Neale Hurston Forum 6, no.1 (1991): 18-50.

“Masculine Roles and Triangular Relationships in Maryse Condé’s Une Saison à Rihata,” Bridges: A Senegalese Journal of English Studies 3 (1991): 5-20.

 “The Struggle for Survival: Alice Walker’s The Color Purple,” The Griot 3, no.2 (1985): 1-10.

“African Women in the Works of Flora Nwapa and Ama Ata Aidoo,” CLA Journal 25, no.3 (1982): 331-339.

“Black Literature Component at the University of Pittsburgh,” ISE Communicator 3, no.5 (1977):13-18.



“Zouk,” In Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Vol. IX. Genres: Caribbean and Latin America, edited by John Shepherd, David Horn and Dave Laing. 926-33. New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2014.

“Jocelyne Béroard et Édith Lefel et leurs cris intérieurs,” In Chanson et performance: Mise en scène du corps dans la chanson française et francophone, edited by Barbara Lebrun. 175-86. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2012.

“Diversity and Orality in Euzhan Palcy’s La Rue cases-négres,” In Global Soundtracks: The Culture of World Film Music, edited by Mark Slobin. 281-308. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2008.

“The Piggyback Exchange: Kassav’ and Black Musicians in Paris,” In Literature, Music and Cultural Unity in the Caribbean, edited by Timothy J. Reiss. 393-404. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2005.

“Manu Dibango and Ceddo’s Transatlantic Soundscape,” In Focus on African Films, edited by Françoise Pfaff. 143-55. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.

“Snapshots of Childhood in Jamaica Kincaid’s Fiction,” In Arms Akimbo: Africana Women Writers, edited by Janice Liddell and Yakini Belinda Kemp. 143-61. Columbus: Athene Press, 1999.

Sé cho (It’s Hot): French Antillean Musicians and Audience Reception,” In A Gathering of Poets and Playwrights / Un convite de poetas y teatreros Caribbean 2000 Symposium III, edited by Lowell Fiet and Janette Becerra. 117-26. Rio Piedras: University of Puerto Rico Press, 1998.

“Eugène Mona: The Martinican Performer of Angagé Songs,” In Segundo Simposio de Caraibe 2000: Hablar, nombrar, partenecer:definiciones, identidades y culturas regionals y/o nacionales, edited by Lowell Fiet and Janette Becerra. 59-73. Rio Piedras: University of Puerto Rico Press, 1997.

An Ba-Chen’n La: The Landscape of Kassav’s Zouk,” In Language, Rhythm and Sound: Black Popular Cultures in the 21st Century, edited by Joseph Adjaye and Adrienne Andrews. 203-20. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997.

“Her Ancestor’s Voice: The Ibeji Transcendance of Duality in Buchi Emecheta’s Kehinde,” In Critical Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta, edited by Marie Umeh. 169-84. Lawrenceville: Africa World Press, 1996.

“Grace Nichols,” In Twentieth-Century Caribbean and Black African Writers Vol. 157. Third Series, edited by Bernth Lindfors and Reinhard Sander. 235-40. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman / Gale Research Inc., 1995.

“Motherhood: From the Slave Narrative to Beloved,” In Black Writing: An American Studies Perspective from Southern Africa, edited by Greg Cuthbertson. 24-30. Wits: The American Studies Association of Southern Africa, 1994.

“Grace Ogot,” In Twentieth-Century Caribbean and Black African Writers. Vol. 125. Second Series, edited by Bernth Lindfors and Reinhard Sander. 184-87. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman / Gale Research Inc., 1993.

“Black Studies 042: Black Urban Woman,” In Ethnic Studies Vol. I, edited by Gary Y. Okihiro. 135-38. New York: Markus Weiner Publishing, Inc., 1989.

“The Afro-American and West African Marriage Question: Roots of Disharmony?” In African Literature Today, Vol. 15, edited by Eldred Jones and Eustace Palmer. 152-59. Trenton: Africa World Press, 1986.

“Through Her Prism of Social and Political Contexts: Sembène’s Female Characters in Tribal Scars,” In Ngambika: Studies of Women in African Literature, edited by Carole Boyce Davies and Anne Graves. 195-204. Trenton: Africa World Press, 1986.




“Recent Publications,” MaComère 2 (1999): 187-92.


“Bibliography,” In Emerging Perspectives on Buchi Emecheta, edited by Mare Umeh. 461-74. Lawrenceville: Africa World Press, 1996.

“Flora Nwapa (1931-1993), Bibliography Compiled by Brenda F. Berrian,” Research in African Literatures 26, no.2 (1995): 124-29.

“English Caribbean Literature,” Callaloo No. 41 12, no. 4 (1989): 741-83 (with Rhonda Cobham-Sander).

“An Update: Bibliography of Twelve African Women Writers,” Research on African Literatures 19, no.2 (1988): 206-11.

Anglophone Caribbean Literature,” Callaloo #37 11, no.4 (1988): 772-804 (with Rhonda Cobham).

“Anglophone Caribbean Literature,” Callaloo #33 10, no.4 (1987): 666-704 (with Rhonda Cobham and Reinhard Sander).

“Francophone Caribbean Literature,” Callaloo #29 9, no.4 (1986): 646-53.

“Bibliographies of Nine Female African Writers,” Research in African Literatures 12, no.2 (1981): 214-36.




“Zouk Diva: Interview with Jocelyne Béroard,” MaComère 2 (1999): 1-11.

“We Speak Because We Dream: Conversation with Merle Collins,” In Moving Beyond Boundaries (Vol. II): Black Women’s Diasporas, edited by Carole Boyce Davies. 31-42. London: Pluto Press; New York: New York University Press, 1995.

“Interview with Myriam Warner-Vieyra,” Études Germano-Africaines 1 (1998): 125-26.

“Interview with Micere Githae-Mugo,” World Literature Written in English 21, no.3 (1982): 521-32.


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