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Jamaican Poetry : Succubus (Poetic Heathen's revenge)


Of my spiritual fruits

I am made weary by you,

Drain the life force from me

Make me falter, make me bleed;

Schizoid thoughts plague my mind… 147 more words


Jamaican Writers Trod to Brooklyn Book Festival

Sadly, this year I missed the Brooklyn Book Festival—always an exciting event. But here is a detailed release by Scarlette Beharie, who gives us details about the lively participation of Jamaican writers at this literary feast: 582 more words


“Colon Man a Come”—Olive Senior Gives Lecture on Ties between Jamaica and the Panama Canal

Tanya Batson-Savage writes about the forthcoming 5th Biennial lecture from the National Library of Jamaica: Olive Senior’s “Colon Man a Come.” Senior, whose latest book is  248 more words

Upcoming Events

Forthcoming Book: Marlon James’ “A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel”

Our congratulations to Marlon James for his new book, A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel (Penguin Group, October 2014). The novel centers on the assassination attempt of Bob Marley; this axis connects several decades, many interconnecting geographic regions, and the sundry histories that lead to today’s Jamaica and its diasporic community. 558 more words

New Books

Reading the Rainbow

Ana of Things Mean a Lot reminded me recently that the third A More Diverse Universe reading challenge was coming up, hosted again by Aarti of  920 more words


New Book—“Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the building of the Panama Canal”

Acclaimed Jamaican writer Olive Senior has just published a fascinating non-fiction work—Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the building of the Panama Canal… 304 more words

New Books