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Home, Slavery & the Children of Sisyphus: Orlando Patterson Speaks

Orlando Patterson

It was noon and the sun blazed, but while a few sought refuge under the craggy tamarind trees and others dipped in the azure Caribbean sea, most were clustered under the tent, braving the sweltering midday heat.

The 'Calabash' Runneth Over: The Good, The Great and the Passable at Calabash 2012

Chimamanda Adiche reading at Calabash 2012

As the temperatures rose marking the impending arrival of summer, throngs of lit-lovers swarmed to the once sleepy fishing and farming village of Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth. They came in hopes of poetry, prose and good vibes.

Jamaica Cops Commonwealth Regional Prizes

Alecia McKenzie

Jamaica copped both regional prizes in the 2012 Commonwealth writing competitions: the Commonwealth Book Prize - snagged by Alecia McKenzie for her novel Sweetheart, and the Commonwealth Short story prize - earned by Diana McCaulay for her piece ‘The Dolphin Catcher’.

Mervyn Morris Reads At Bocas

Professor Mervyn Morris reads from his anthology of poems I Been There Sort Of: New and Selected Poems, at the Bocas Literary Festival in Port of Spain, April 27 - 29.

Calabash 2012 Gives Taste of Commonwealth Prize 2012

Olive Senior

In 2007, the Calabash International Literary Festival teamed up with the Commonwealth Writers Prize so that the 2007 awards were announced at that year’s festival.  While a repeat is not slated to occur in 2012, audiences at this year’s Calabash will get a taste of the the CW Prize as three

Allen Prize 2012 Winners Announced

Joshua Sammy Allen Prize Young Writer of the Year 2012

Winners of the second annual Allen Prize, dedicated to identifying and developing the talent of young writers in Trinidad and Tobago were announced on the final day of the NGC Bocas Literary Festival, Sunday, April 29, 2012.

New Prize for Emerging Caribbean Writers Announced

Sue Hollick

The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, copped this year by Earl Lovelace, is the centre piece of the Bocas Literary Festival. However, the introduction of a new prize garnered its own share of the spotlight.

Earl Lovelace Cops OCM Bocas Prize 2012

Earl Lovelace accepts Bocas Prize 2012 from Marina Salandy-Brown & Dawn Thomas

Earl Lovelace strode off with the OMC Bocas Prize 2012 for his latest novel Is Just A Movie.

Feasting on the Word - Bocas Day 2

Michael Anthony reads from Carnivals of Trindad while Sterling Henderon looks on

It’s Friday night in Port of Spain, and as any one will quickly tell you, its time to lime, to gather with your friends have a drink, something to eat and talk. So not surprisingly, Day two of the NGC Bocas Literary Festival 2012, ended with a gathering at nearby Martin’s, a bar and lounge.

Commonwealth Writers 2012 Shortlists Announced

Commonwealth Writers

Commonwealth Writers has announced the shortlists for the Commonwealth Book Prize and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Regional winners for Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific will be announced May 22, 2012.

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