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Previously Unpublished Claude McKay Manuscript Found

Portrait of Claude McKay by artist Warren Goodson

Jamaican novelist, poet and political activist Claude McKay got an expected birthday present this year as a previously unpublished manuscript was found and authenticated by two scholars, Columbia graduate student Jean-Christophe Cloutier and his advisor, Brent Hayes Edwards.

Leonie Forbes Autobiography Launched

Leonie Forbes

It is only fitting that the launch for the autobiography of one of the Caribbean’s most stellar actresses take place in a theatre.

Cathy Bryant Writes Worst Sentence of 2012

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Cathy Bryant of Manchester, England, has the wretched dishonour of being dubbed the worst writer of 2012 having copped this year’s Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.

Jubilation!: Jamaican Independence in Poetry

Jubilation! An anthology of Jamaican poetry edited by Kwame Dawes

Jubilation is the expression of great joy and triumph.

Binta Breeze Blows Through Poetry Society

Jean 'Binta' Breeze

July’s edition of the monthly fellowship of the Poetry Society of Jamaica, at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, was graced by actor, director, choreographer and one of dub-poetry’s innovators Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze.

Sharon Millar - A Writer to Watch

Sharon Millar

Plagued by a struggling publishing industry, many Caribbean writers find it best to migrate to the metropoles where the machinery of agents and managers make the road from manuscript to book a little less precarious.

Diana McCaulay Writes up a Historical 'Storm' With Huracan

Diana McCaulay

On the heels of winning the 2012 Commonwealth Writers  Short Story competition, Diana McCaulay is set to launch the novel she says she was always meant to write.

Lunch with Poetry on the Side - Speak Lunch

Fabian Thomas reads at the June rendition of Speak Lunch

It's lunch time in New Kingston, the heart of the city’s business district.  Under the huge guango tree which stretches out its branches behind the offices of the Ministry of Tourism, creating an oasis from the heat threatening to stifle the city, a few poets and poetry lovers come to share

Rahul Bhattacharya Reads From The Sly Company of People Who Care

The Sly Company of People Who Care - Journey into the Heart of 'Slyness'

The Sly Company of People Who Care

I approached Rahul Bhattacharya’s The Sly Company of People Who Care with a hint of trepidation caused by the ways in which people from “elsewhere” view those of us living “here” in the Caribbean.

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