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Notes from a Cannibal - How to Eat Your Words, Safiya Sinclair

Safiya Sinclair reads at Bookophilia

Safiya Sinclair is the author of Cannibal her lyrical and entrancing debut collection of poems. Cannibalism is not a delicate art, it requires a strong stomach to deal with the entrails and blood.

Heartbreak and Healing: Lynn Joseph's Dancing in the Rain

Heartbreak & Healing: Lynn Joseph's Dancing in the Rain

A twelve year old girl who believes she is a mermaid and an eight year old boy far wiser than his years find solace in each other in the aftermath of 9/11.

Her Patchwork Aesthetic: Jaqueline Bishop’s The Gymnast and Other Positions

Jacqueline Bishop's The Gymnast and Other Stories - a literary patchwork quilt

Having traversed the genres of novel writing and poetry, writer-painter-photographer Jaqueline Bishop dips her toes into the well of short stories and essays in her collection The Gymnast and Other Positions.

Rejecting the Single Story: Nicole Dennis-Benn's Here Comes the Sun

Nicole Dennis-Benn's Here Comes the Sun exposes the murky underbelly of tourism

Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel Here Comes the Sun should come with a trigger warning. Despite the sunny, cheerful cover, these pages are filled with drought, desperation and desire – a scathing exposé on tourism.

When the Soundboy Rules: Leasho Johnson's Solo Exhibition

Leasho Johnson's Belasario provocative exhibition the Sounboy and Belasario

In his first solo exhibition, Belasario and the Soundboy, Leasho Johnson draws a pulsating, drum and bass laden line between Jamaica’s colonial/plantation history, tourism and contemporary Jamaican sexuality as it is often uncovered in dancehall.

Bringing Home the Sun - Nicole Dennis-Benn's Book Party at Bookophilia

Nicole Dennis-Benn engages the audience - Bookophilia at her Kingston book party

When Nicole Dennis-Benn did her first reading on her home island in June 2016 at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Treasure Beach, very few members of the audience had ever heard of her.

Memory and Spirits Haunt in Shara McCallum’s Mad Woman

Shara McCallum's Mad Woman dabbles in fire and duppies

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.

Lost in the Echo - A Vibrant, Enigmatic Exhibition

Richard Nattoo 2016 solo exhibition Lost in the Echo opened at the Hub

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’. 

Jamming with Jazmyn at National Gallery of Jamaica

Jazmyn delivered an energetic and diverse set at Last Sundays in November

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) new

Propella Films Take Flight: Five New Jamaican Films Screened

Shantol Jackson in Michelle Serieux Sugar, written by Sharon Leach

If nothing else, and there were many something elses, the Jamaican screening of the five films in the JaFTA Propella project speak to the diverse possibilities and massive potential resting in the Jamaican film industry, which over 40 years after our the first

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