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Five Questions With Naomi Jackson

Naomi Jackson debut author of Star Side of Bird Hill

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.

Fresh Words From the Caribbean - Bocas at 2015 Brooklyn Book Fest

Vladimir Lucien and Tiphanie Yanique bringing 'fresh' poetry to Brooklyn

“What really thrills us is finding the new voices, the new writers,” declared Nicholas Laughlin, Programming Director of the Bocas Literary Fest. The occasion was The Word is Fresh, the festival’s third incursion into the Brooklyn Book Festival.

Strong Caribbean Lit Flavour for Brooklyn Book Fest 2015

Brooklyn Bookfest 2015 Gets Strong Caribbean Flavour

The 2015 edition of the Brooklyn Book Festival will get a hearty serving of Caribbean literature with books and readers from across the region.

Going Digital: JAMCOPY Presents Caribbean Digital Conference

TheOnlineMind Digital Publishing Conference

Whether or not it is televised, one thing is clear, the publishing revolution is digital. With that in mind the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency will be staging the Caribbean’s first digital publishing conference #TheOnlineMind.

Poems of Politics and Pum-Pum: Seh Sup'm August Edition

Skygrass brought Seh Sup'm: Poetry and Live Music to a mellow close

The August edition of Seh Sup’m Poetry and Live Music peppered Redbones the Blues Cafe with live and recorded music as well as diverse poetry that ranged from politics to pum-pum. 

Juleus Ghunta Presents 'Likkle but Tallawah' Debut Chapbook

Poet Juleus Ghunta releases his first chapbook How I Learned to Ignore

Japan-based motivational speaker and youth advocate Juleus Ghunta has stepped into the realm of published poet with the release of his first poetry chapbook, The Way I Learned to Ignore. Several of his poems centre on his experiences of childhood.

Marlon James Makes 2015 Man Booker Longlist

Marlon James makes Man Booker 2015 longlist

For the first time since its introduction in 1969, the Man Booker Prize includes a Jamaican in the longlist as Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings (One World Publications) sits among the 13 longlisted novels.

Marlon James A Brief History of Seven Killings Cops American Book Award

Marlon James wins 2015 American Book Award

Marlon James’ epic third novel A Brief History of Seven Killings has landed him among the list of winners on the 2015 American Book Awards.  An award from writers celebrating other writers and without the borders of categories to define the works, the Am

Erna Brodber Presents Something Big With 'Nothing's Mat'

Dr, Erna Brodber author of Nothing's Mat

Nothing’s Mat, the newest novel from the pen of Dr. Erna Brodber recently made its debut. Dr. Brodber’s reading revealed a novel that might be slight in size but seems to be offering up weighty in its content.

Akashic Books Introduces Duppy Thursday Flash Fiction Series

Akashic Books Introduces Duppy Thursday

Brooklyn based independent publisher Akashic Books (As Flies to Whatless Boys, God Carlos, Iron Balloons) is delving into Caribbean myth and mythology for its newest flash fiction series.

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