“"A very timely addition to our knowledge of the African diaspora in the West Indies. It connects various literatures, including the study of the meaning of Africa among blacks in the diaspora, the dynamics of recaptive settlement, and the uneven and improvisational suppression of the transatlantic slave trade. . . . The book will likely serve as a guidepost for further work on the nature of abolition and post-emancipation societies in the British Caribbean and elsewhere." —Claude A. Clegg III, author of The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia”
“For the student of Caribbean culture, Adderley's work fills a gap in the available scholarship. Her study offers strong evidence that the creolization process in the Caribbean was neither a simple nor a unidirectional affair . . . Adderley's book is an important addition to any Caribbean library. Vol. 84, No. 3 & 4, 2010”
— New West Indian Guide
“Rosanne Adderley's study focuses on the Bahamas and Trinidad and the particular interactions there between English-speaking colonists and the new African immigrants, who . . . numbered some fifteen thousand. She describes the new African communities that were forged where before there had been only slave labour, and through her research uncovers how these African families lived . . . . No. 114 April-Oct. 2007”
— British Bulletin of Pubs Latin America,...
“This interesting and well researched book makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the multifaceted experiences of the "liberated Africans" who were brought in the nineteenth century to the Caribbean and, through them, to the cultural history of the African experience in the Americas. Vol. 47.1 (Jan. 2008)”
— Bridget Brereton, University of the West Indies
“. . . A complex study, extremely well researched and presented, and an important contribution to the cultural history of the African diaspora. . . . Highly recommended.”