Trinidadians Kevin Jared Hosein and Lisa Allen-Agostini and Puerto Rican Viviana Prado-Nunez will be vying for the three top spots and CA$22,000 in prizes in the 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The three finalists of the award were announced today, March 22, 2017.In: Books Tags: Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, YA literature, Caribbean YA, Caribbean writers, writing competitins
Poet Lorna Goodison will step into the role of Jamaica’s second official Poet Laureate becoming the first Jamaican woman appointed to the post.In: Books Tags: Lorna Goodison, Jamaica Poet Laureate, Poetry, Caribbean Poets, National Library of Jamiaca
The 2017 Longlist for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature has been announced and it is dominated by younger writers from the region, with six Jamaican writers included on the list of nine.In: Books Tags: Bocas Literary Prize, Caribbean writers, Caribbean prizes, Bocas Longlist
The vibrant, energetic interpretations of Jamaican history, lifestyle, and culture, especially music, that went into the late Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson’s distinctive designs, now greets passengers arriving at the Sangster International Airport in Montego BaIn: Art & Design Tags: Michael Freestylee Thompson, Reggae, Jamaican Art, Jamaican artists, Art
Two Caribbean writers, Jamaica’s Erna Brodber and Trinidad and Tobago’s André Alexis were among the eight recipients of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize which awards writers at two ends of the spectrum - those who have made significant literary achievement and tIn: Books Tags: Erna Brodber, Andre Alexis, Windham-Campbell Prize, Literary Prizes, Caribbean writers
Garfield Ellis is possibly one of Jamaica’s best-kept secrets.
An eloquent and talented lyricist, Tanya Stephens delivered an engaging and provoking talk as the penultimate speaker in the 2016 Reggae Talks series staged by the Department of Literatures in English at the UWI, Mona.
While at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Susumba caught up with the bright-eyed and charming Naomi Jackson debut author of The Star Side of Bird Hill (Penguin Press), published in June this year.
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel Here Comes the Sun should come with a trigger warning. Despite the sunny, cheerful cover, these pages are filled with drought, desperation and desire – a scathing exposé on tourism.In: Books Tags: Nicole Dennis-Benn, Here Comes the Sun, book reviews, Caribbean writers, Caribbean literarure
In his first solo exhibition, Belasario and the Soundboy, Leasho Johnson draws a pulsating, drum and bass laden line between Jamaica’s colonial/plantation history, tourism and contemporary Jamaican sexuality as it is often uncovered in dancehall.In: Art & Design Tags: Leasho Johson, Jamaican Art, NLS, art exhibitions, Jamaican artists
If madness means being plagued by memory, haunted by ruins of the past, and housing oneself in the thick of life, then may we all be so afflicted.In: Books Tags: Shara McCallum, Poetry, Jamaican poets
Beautiful is not a word easily or often associated with crocodiles. But under the skillful artistry of Richard Nattoo, this gruesome, fearsome reptile is rendered a work of absolute and enigmatic beauty, in ‘Sobek’s Blessing’.In: Art & Design Tags: Richard Nattoo - Jamaican artists, Caribbean Art, Art Exhibition
The world shudders in the wake of the passing of Derek Walcott. Playwright. Poet. Nobel Laureate. His words built monuments that continue to stand in the face of his death at age 87, on March 17, 2017.In: Books Tags: Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet, Poetry
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