The word budō, is hardly known in Jamaica, but the Japanese martial arts to which it refers has fascinated Jamaicans for decades. The travelling exhibition The Spirit of Budō:In: Art & Design Tags: Japan, Jamaica, Martial arts, Exhibition, Institute of Jamaica
With a name hewn from the Jamaican proverb ‘small axe fall big tree’, the Small Axe journal of Caribbean criticism is a journal built on the understanding the small things can have an impact that far outstrips their size.In: Books Tags: David Scott, Small Axe, journals, criticism, prizes
If one was to believe in stereotypes, accounting would seem the profession least likely to produce a poet.In: Books Tags: Monica Minott, Jamaican Poet, Kumina Queen, Kumina, Caribbean Poetry
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
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.
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
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
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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