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Caribbean Literary Icons Celebrated in Film for Word Lit Fest 2017

Derek Walcott, Jean Rhys and E. R. Brathwaite films for Word Fest 2017

With June, celebrated as Caribbean American Month in the United States, fast approaching, the Caribbean Cultural Theatre has announced its line up for Wordfest 2017.

Words that burn in the blood: nine quotes in memory of Derek Walcott

Nine Quotes in Memory of Derek Walcott

The world shudders in the wake of the passing of Derek Walcott. Playwright. Poet. Nobel Laureate. His words built monuments that continue to stand in the face of his death at age 87, on March 17, 2017.

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kei Miller Listed in 50 Greatest Love Poems in 50 Years

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kei Miller

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kei Miller have been included in the South Bank Centre’s list of 50 Greatest Love Poems in 50 Years, with Derek Walcott also included as one of two brawta poems on the list, which actually comprises 52 poems. 

Carolyn Cooper Delivers 6th Edward Baugh Lecture

Professor Carolyn Cooper

Professor Carolyn Cooper shed her public persona as the much beloved and equally vilified “professor of slackness” and highlighted that the Prof title is no mere accident, but refers to her standing as a respected scholar of literature and culture.