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Kevin Jared Hosein Cops Second Commonwealth Writers Prize

Kevin Jared Hosein Cops 2nd Commonwealth Writers Prize with Passage

For the second time in just three years, Trinidadian author Kevin Jared Hosein has snagged the regional prize (Caribbean) for the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize, this time with his short story ‘Passage’. Hosein first won the regional prize in 2015. 

Sprinter Races to Triple Victory at American Black Film Festival

Sprinter directed by Storm Saulter snagged triple victory at ABFF 2018

Sprinter the sophomore film from director Storm Saulter (Better Mus Come) raced to victory at the American Black Film Festival which took place in Miami last weekend.

When Talk Matters - Talking Publishing, Poetry and Diversity at Calabash 2018

Poets Jay Bernard, Malika Booker & Ishion Hutchinson talk writing the unwritten

Along with great readings, during the 2018 staging of The Calabash International Literary Festival, the black sands of Treasure beach was also home to great conversations on the main stage as well as in the dining room at Jakes where the Cafe Series continued.

Lights, Camera, Lift Off - JAFTA Propella 2017 Has Short Films With a Big Bang

City of Mine by Danielle Russell on fo the five 2017 JAFTA Propella films

One of the main criticisms levelled at the Jamaican film industry has been the repetitive storylines/themes.

Garfield Ellis and Helen Williams Cop Lignum Vitae Awards 2017

Garfield Ellis and Helen Williams winners of the 2017 Lignum Vitae Writing Award

Authors Garfield Ellis and Helen Williams were recently announced as winners of the 2017 Lignum Vitae Writing Awards, copping a total of J$750,000.00 in prizes.

Kingston Be Wise: Three Reggae Artists Share Their View of the City

Protoje, Sevana and Sheldon Shepherd share their views on Kingston

Depending on your view, Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston is either a place to avoid or to be celebrated. Three of Kingston’s reggae artists were asked to speak on the topic, ‘What Does Kingson Mean to Me’, at the recently concluded Imagine Kingston conference. The panel chaired by Dr.

Reggae, Jazz and the Legacies of Slavery - First Sunday at National Gallery of Jamaica

Leasho Johnson explores  history, tourism and dancehall - We Have Met Before

As an unusually dreary November began in Kingston, The National Gallery of Jamaica had a vibrant First Sunday featuring the exhibition We Have Me Before to a vibrant close.

Hollywood Heavyweights from Insecure and Empire for Adaptation of Marlon James' Seven Killings

Insecure's Melina Matsoukas for Adaptation of Marlon James' Seven Killings

Marlon James’ epic novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is on its way to an even longer shelf life with several Hollywood heavyweights now attached to the screen adaptation of the Man Booker prize-winning novel.

Through A Glass Darkly: Helen Klonaris’ If I Had the Wings

Helen Kloranis creates an immersive portrait of queer life in the Bahamas

In her first solo short story collection If I Had the Wings, Helen Klonaris shrewdly maps the intricacies of Bahamian race relations and sexuality.

A Promise to Be Herself - Lorna Goodison Invested as Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison is pinned and sashed by Sr. Patrick Allen

Lorna Goodison recently took over the mantle as Poet Laureate of Jamaica when the investiture ceremony took place at the King’s House Ballroom.

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