"I recommend this book for its attention to historical detail and its breadth on the subject of the Caribbean."―John W. Nunley, American Anthropologist
"A bold and cogent study."―Sada Niang, University of Victoria, African Studies Review
"A fine and comprehensive history. . . It is perhaps the most useful survey yet on the formation of distinctively Afro-Creole forms of public expression in the Anglophonic West Indies."―New West Indian Guide
"This is a stimulating, wide-ranging and theoretically well-informed anthropological and historical exploration of Afro-Caribbean popular culture."―British Bulletim of Publications, No. 102. April 2000.
"Afro-Creole admirably captures the essence of what it means to be Caribbean. By daring to 'run against orthodox thinking' on the matter of the culture of resistance, the author has provided a provocative and thoroughly enjoyable reexamination of the entire question of African survival in the Caribbean. He will not end debate on the matter, but he has certainly greatly enriched it."―Keith Q. Warner, Research in African Literatures, Vol, 32, No. 4 (2001)
"Burton's book is bold and almost unique in its pan-Caribbean scope. He has an admirable skill at relating eclectic and seemingly disparate materials and topics, and he writes clearly on complex matters. This book has much to offer specialists as well as those who have a general interest in sociological subjects and the Caribbean."―Michael Craton, author of Testing the Chains: Resistance to Slavery in the British West Indies