richard price & sally price

(New York, 2007)

(Paris, 2018)

Selected articles
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(For full listings, see our CVs.)

On our porch... Martinique

Presenting Romare Bearden to Aimé Césaire, Fort de France 2007

with Sylviane Diouf and Omar Ali at the Schomburg Center's "Maroons Revisited" event, 2015

with Antonio Martorell in his studio (Ponce, Puerto Rico), 2016

Writers, researchers, teachers, and lecturers, we often work collaboratively (on a wide range of ethnographic topics), but Sally writes more on aesthetics and museums, while Rich focuses more on ethnographic history and human rights. Since the mid-1960s, we've been learning and writing about Maroons, descendants of rebel slaves throughout the Americas (but particularly in Suriname and French Guiana). Our geographical interests cover Afro-America, from Brazil to Toronto. We currently divide our time between Martinique and Paris.

The "Books" section (click above) presents most of our work that's been published between two covers.

"Coming Soon" describes current projects that are almost ready to be published.

For information on our articles, reviews, book chapters, and other briefer publications, please click on Rich's CV or Sally's CV.

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Rich receiving the Premio Internacional Fernando Ortiz, one of the Caribbean's highest honors, from Miguel Barnet (Havana, 2014)

Examining the Dobru collection of Maroon art at the Casa de las Américas, Havana 2014

Chez nous 2003

Our view to the south...

...and to the north

Selected Books:

“Richard and Sally Price’s elegiac account of their time living among the Saamakas of Suriname in the 1960s is wholly engrossing, and of the very highest narrative quality. I can see, smell, and feel everything they describe. The Prices have never been fresher or more readable as literature.” --George E. Marcus
Boléro Tropical, a French-language reimagining of Enigma Variations, is now available from and
Winner of the 2012 Best Book Award of the American Political Science Association in the field of Human Rights and the 2012 Senior Book Prize of the American Ethnological Society. "An extraordinary work, actively written and exceptionally thought-provoking, Rainforest Warriors will be a classic." --Donald Brenneis, UC Santa Cruz
"A delicious combination of art, anthropology, and politics"--Lucy R. Lippard. "A fascinating, entertaining, and troubling book"--Journal of Anthropological Research. "A complex story of passion, intrigue, and power"--Journal of Surrealism and the Americas. "A crackling good story"--Museum.
Winner of the 2008 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, the 2009 Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Memorial Award for Caribbean Scholarship, and the 2009 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion. . . . "An astonishing performance ... as lucid and cordial as the best contemporary fiction.”--George Lamming
A lavishly-illustrated art book
A French-language original, printed in full color.
"A tour-de-force ... a true marriage of anthropology and art history." --Fred Myers, New York University
"A witty, but scholarly, indictment of the whole primitive art business." --Newsweek
"A superb calaloo of a book ... that explores the underlying insanity of the colonial experience." --George Lamming
"A true gem... The promise of literary ethnography is fulfilled: to educate and, just as a lark, to entertain." --African Arts
"Sensitive and honest, First-Time is required reading for all who seek to learn something new through first-hand, long-term research with non-western intellectuals" --Ethnohistory
"A splendid effort to recover the past." --New York Review of Books
"A splendid anthology, skillfully edited and introduced." --Eugene D. Genovese
"An innovative analysis of the creativity of African-Americans under the extreme constraints of slavery." --Rebecca Scott
"Conceived with sophistication but presented with simplicity and clarity" --Choice
"A brilliantly crafted experiment in postmodern narration --J. Jorge Klor de Alva, president, University of Phoenix
As seas dry up, books speak out loud, and elephants assume human form, we are present at a whole sequence of world-shaping happenings such as the invention of sex, the discovery of drums,and the arrival of death among humans.
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