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Caribbean Literature

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.

Literary Patchwork of Jamaican-Chinese Experience

Hannah Lowe reads from Chick: the experience of her Afro-Chinese Jamiacan father

In the plethora of untold stories making up Jamaica’s rich cultural quilt are those of the Chinese-Jamaicans.

Junot Diaz, Anthony Winkler and Kendel Hippolyte Make Bocas Longlist

Bocas longlist book covers

The OCM Bocas Literary Festival has announced its longlist for the Bocas 2013 prize. The longlist features ten writers from six Caribbean countries across the competition’s three genre’s poetry, fiction and literary non-fiction.

Reggae Night Blazes - Raging Fyah and Nomaddz at Calabash 2012

Sheldon Shepherd of Nomaddz performing during Calabashment 2012

Academic discourse surrounding Reggae had started off the first night of Jubilation 50, the 2012 installment of the Calabash International Literary Festival, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth.

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.

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