Alison Donnell writes in Review of English Studies, “Dalleo excavates lesser known literary ventures and writers as well as re-reading the conventional ‘greats’ in such a way as to deliver a genuinely fresh and valuable grasp on the social place of Caribbean writers and their own manoeuvres around this shifting location.”
Faith Smith in sx salon: a small axe literary platform describes it as “an ambitious, original study of the literary public sphere.”
Elaine Savory in Savannah Review says: “The range of Dalleo’s scholarship and the care with which he marshalls argument are both impressive…an innovative and significant book…This book is a pleasure to read for its ideas because it demands the rethinking of old paradigms, but also for its language as it is written in a clear, provocative but very thoughtful voice.”
Leon Bynum in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies calls it a “comprehensive, meticulously researched new book.”
Anke Birkenmaier in Latin American Literary Review writes that the book “is a welcome addition to a growing body of interdisciplinary criticism in Caribbean literature and culture.”
Delphine Gras in Kritikon Litterarum says “Dalleo ultimately delivers a robust interdisciplinary work rooted in solid archival research.”
Other reviews include Matthew Pettway in American Studies, Margaret Olsen in Bulletin of Latin American Research, Alessandra Benedicty in Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies, Alasdair Pettinger in New West Indian Guide,Nestor Rodriguez in Modern Language Notes, Jorge Febles in Hispania, Melanie Murray in Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Yvette Fuentes in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.