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Reading about Trinidad & Tobago: The Dragon Can't Dance

On a hot streak with the books I’m picking: The Dragon Can’t Dance by Trinidadian author Earl Lovelace is another absolute winner.

Delving into life in Calvary Hill, a marginalized neighborhood in Trinidad’s capital city of Port of Spain, this novel takes on the topics of colonialism, racism, poverty, gender roles, aging and more in the most masterful way. 70 more words


Is Just A Movie by Earl Lovelace

“De Mas In We”

Earl Lovelace’s novel is brilliantly executed,  although the writing may at first seem simplistic I admire his style which uses  an interesting narrative structure and Trinidadian patois.   524 more words

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OCM Bocas Prize Winners at Babel, Switzerland

From the Bocas Prize website . . .

Robert Antoni, 2014 winner of the OCM BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Literature; 2012 winner, Earl Lovelace; and Kei Miller, 2014 non-fiction winner, were among a group of eight writers invited to showcase Caribbean writing in the Swiss alpine town of Bellinzona last weekend. 137 more words


The Experiment...

So after a long time of trying to really figure my life out I have come to realise that I really can’t deny how much I love writing. 238 more words

Earl Lovelace

The Gap between Caribbean Writers and Readers

I was in my usual Friday position, that is, splayed across the couch with a steaming cup of coffee, listening to the Festival Radio podcasts on the… 449 more words


The Great Caribbean Novel ?

This morning I was listening to Out Loud from The New Yorker and the discussion surrounded the idea of the Great American Novel. This podcast featured a writer from the New Yorker, Adam Gopnik, and the popular writer, straddling both fiction and nonfiction, Elizabeth Gilbert. 172 more words


Lovelace documentary explores artistic influences - A writer in his place

This article by Aneka Lee appeared in Trinidad’s Guardian. For the full report follow the link below.

The rhythmic beating of African drums filled the UWI Daaga auditorium, and ushered in local writers, artists, filmmakers, and academics who came to see the screening of the film Earl Lovelace—A Writer in His Place; among them poet and cultural activist Eintou Pearl Springer, filmmaker Yao Ramesar (a clip from his film Sadhu has been included in the film), novelist Merle Hodge and UWI St Augustine Deputy Principal, Professor Rhoda Reddock. 776 more words