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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.

Kei Miller Captures OCM Bocas Prize 2017

Kei Miller Wins 2017 OCM Bocas Prize

Buoyed by his tale of the flying preacher man, novelist, poet and essayist Kei Miller soared to the top to snatch the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for his novel Augustown.

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan Snags Second Aaron Matalon Award

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan wins her second Aaron Matalon Award Jamaican Biennial 2017

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan made art history, by being the first artist to win the Jamaica Biennial’s Aaron Matalon Award, twice.

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.

Caribbean Writers Making the List: Best Books of 2016

Best Caribbean Books of 2016

It’s almost Christmas, the time of year that is the unofficial literary Olympics as magazines and newspaper make their lists, check them twice and declare which books had the inky muscles to be hailed among the year's best.

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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