The winners of the 2016 Small Axe Literary competition have been announced. The top places have been claimed by ‘Mango Feast’ by Portia Subran for fiction while ‘Learning to Swim’ by Soyini Ayanna Forde earned first prize for poetry.In: Books Tags: Caribbean writers, Trinidad, Small Axe Literary Prize, writing prizes, Caribbean writing prizes
The 2016 staging of the Miami International Book Fair will have a massive influx of Caribbean writers as the new ReadCaribbean initiative results in over 50 writers from the French, Spanish and English speaking Caribbean participating in this year’s festival.In: Books Tags: ReadCaribbean, ReadJamaica, Caribbean writers, Book Festivals
The Jamaican film industry has been trying to come to maturity but according to filmmaker Natalie Thompson, the time for reaping a robust film industry has finally arrived.In: Film & TV Tags: Jamaican Film, Nile Saulter, Natalie Thompson, Franklyn Chappy St. Juste
Dennis Scott’s Dog provided a dramatic official start to The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts' 40th anniversary celebrations in the student theatre named after the iconic playwright.In: Art & Design Tags: Edna Manley College, Jamaican Art, art schools
With its heavy dependence on tourism, along with the natural resources that make up the islands in the Caribbean archipelago, the region’s culture and history are possibly the most important elements to the sector.In: Art & Design Tags: Museums, Caribbean, National Gallery of Cayman Islands, Cayman Islands
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.
As the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sunday’s programme slowly and steadily ingrains itself into Jamaica’s artistic calendar, with each installment it is becoming the place and space to discover (possibly in that Christopher Columbus sense of the word) newIn: Music Tags: Music, Jamaica, national gallery of jamaica
Trevor Nairne’s dancehallesque adaptation of Dennis Scott’s fantastic fable Dog is rife with sweet possibilities.In: Theatre Tags: Dennis Scott, Jamaican play, Edna Manley College, Trevor Nairne
Six years after Rex Nettleford’s passing, the National Dance Theatre Company reached inward and stretched, pulling out Kevin Moore’s Hommage a’ Dambala, a sweeping dance that is a clear inheritor of Nettleford’s legacy of mining folk culture and combining live music with dance for a dIn: Theatre Tags: National Dance Theatre Company, NDTC, dance, Jamaican Dance, Jamaican dance threatre
Kingston is a seaside city. This is an easy fact to forget, especially as you hopscotch over fetid water and the cracks and crags in the sidewalk.In: Art & Design Tags: Kingston on the Edge, KOTE 2016, Jamaican Art, Jamaican Culture, Arts Festival, Caribbean Art
The summer is heating up to record breaking temperatures. So it’s time to grab a towel, your glasses and head to the nearest beach, back verandah or hammock with a great read (and hopefully something cool to drink).In: Books Tags: Caribbean Books, Kei Miller, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Lynn Joseph, Here Comes the Sun, Augustown, Garfield Ellis
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