"A travelogue of love and scholarship" The New York Times 
"Elegant..delves deep into...brutal history and unique allure" The Guardian
"A magnificent musical journey,...a literary odyssey...and a hearfelt historical voyage" The Observer
"Every fifty years or so there should be a book like this" The Washington Post
"A creative hybrid of travel writing and in-depth reportage" The New York Review of Books
"Powerfully and elegantly argued" TLS
"[A] sweeping cultural study" Publishers Weekly
"An eminently well-informed narrative" Kirkus Reviews
"Essential" Nylon (20 Best books of 2016)
"Let's the Caribbean stand on its own and shine" Monocle (radio)
"Through a lens brightly" Public Books
"We're all in the Caribbean, if you think about it" (an interview with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro) Lithub
"Invoking Nello: A Conversation on C.L.R. James with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro" (Senate House Library, London)
"Remaking the map" (an interview with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro) TinHouse

"A document of its time, of our time" The New York Times
A remarkable volume...worth revisiting again and again" TLS (Books of the year, 2016)
"This Atlas Will Change How You See NYC" Village Voice
"A new atlas [of] the city as 'a place that contains worlds'" Curbed
"An exquisite work of art" San Francisco Chronicle
"Cartographically scrumptious" Brainpickings
"The Big Indie Books of Fall 2016" Publishers Weekly
"Stunning maps [of] NYC the way locals see it" Wired
"A big as New York"  The Forward  
”Questions and Fences” David Zwirner Books