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Caribbean Literature

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.

Protoje For Calabash 2016

Protoje for Calabash 2016

While the Calabash International Literary Festival remains at its core a literary festival, since it’s inception, it has had a roaring affair with music which bears fruit in many ways and often skanks its influence onto the way the programme.

Olive Senior’s The Pain Tree Brings Full Breadth of Concerns

Olive Senior reads from The Pain Tree

A sense of something monumental coloured the night air and energy flowed through the UWI, Mona’s undercroft recently, as renowned Jamaican author Olive Senior prepared to launch her 17th book, The Pain Tree, a collection of short stories.

Late Night Lit 2: Big People Business

Late Night Lit 2 brought sexy poetry, prose and drama to Kingston Book Fest 2016

Touting itself as a night of searing words, the second staging of Late Night Lit staked its claim on Redbones’ full house recently, with a multi-angled exploration of the romantic and other adult concerns.

Issue 6 - Susumba's Book Bag

Edward Baugh, Barbara Jenkins and Harold Bascom Win Guyana Caribbean Prize for Literature

Edward Baugh, Barbara Jenkins & David Dabydeen Take Home Guyana Caribbean Prize

Guyana’s Harold Bascom, Jamaica’s Edward Baugh, and Trinidad and Tobago’s Barbara Jenkins walked away with the Caribbean awards in the recently concluded 2014 Guyana Prize for Literature. 

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.

Limbo, Limbo Like Me

Esther Figeroa

The short, silver-haired, impish lady steps into the bookshop. She has an air of adventure about her – maybe it’s the cargo pants and wind-tousled hair. When she removes her sunglasses to greet me her eyes sparkle with the same adventurous glow.

Signifcant Changes to Inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

The Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

On Thursday afternoon, the organizers of the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature announced some significant changes to the competition, widening the pool of books now eligible for entry.

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