Quince Duncan's Weathered Men and The Four Mirrors

Two Novels of Afro-Costa Rican Identity

  • Dorothy E. Mosby

Part of the Afro-Latin@ Diasporas book series (ALD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dorothy E. Mosby
    Pages 1-16
  3. Dorothy E. Mosby
    Pages 17-89
  4. Dorothy E. Mosby
    Pages 91-241

About this book


Quince Duncan is one of the most significant yet understudied Black writers in the Americas. A third-generation Afro-Costa Rican of West Indian heritage, he is the first novelist of African descent to tell the story of Jamaican migration to Costa Rica. Duncan’s work has been growing in popularity among scholars and teachers of Afro-Latin American literature and African Diaspora Studies.

This translation brings two of his major novels to English-speaking audiences for the first time, Weathered Men and The Four Mirrors. The book will be invaluable for those eager to develop further their background in Afro-Latin American literature, and it will enable students and faculty members in other fields such as comparative literature to engage with the burgeoning area of Afro-Latin American literary studies.


Quince Duncan Afro-Costa Rican Afro-Latino Afro-Latinx Weathered Men The Four Mirrors African diaspora Costa Rican identity Afro-Latin American literature

Authors and affiliations

  • Dorothy E. Mosby
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American StudiesMount Holyoke CollegeSouth HadleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97534-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97535-1
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