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Poet Jean “Binta” Breeze Receives Honorary Degree from University of Leicester

The Jamaica Gleaner reports that Jamaican poet Jean “Binta” Breeze received an honorary Doctor of Letters from England’s University of Leicester at a ceremony last Thursday, January 19, 2017. 309 more words


Look out, hobbits: Marlon James . . .

Michael Schaub (Los Angeles Times) writes “Look out, hobbits: Marlon James is working on an epic fantasy trilogy.” Here are excerpts: 243 more words


Loretta Collins Klobah interviews Jacqueline Bishop in “Bringing It All Together”

In “Bringing It All Together: The Creative Process of Artist and Writer Jacqueline Bishop,” Loretta Collins Klobah (University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras) interviews Jacqueline Bishop, author of the award-winning book… 274 more words


Review of Shara McCallum’s “Mad Woman”

In “Memory and Spirits Haunt in Shara McCallum’s Mad Woman” (Susumba), Yashika Graham reviews Shara McCallum’s fifth poetry collection, Mad Woman (Peepal Tree Press), which was launched on December 11, 2016, at the Neville Lecture Theatre at the University of the West Indies-Mona, Jamaica. 361 more words

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Marlon James named Macalester's first writer-in-residence

Macalester College just announced that Marlon James, Macalester English professor and winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings… 270 more words


Alex Wheatle, 50th Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

Alex Wheatle, a British novelist of Jamaican heritage (also known as The Bard of Brixton), is the 50th winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for his second novel for young adults, Crongton Knights.  632 more words


Jamaican Poetry: Hold My End

By: Defy.
Copyright © 2010, defy, Denise Fyffe

I tried so hard to hold my end
I tried so hard, till the very end;

Reflecting on the things that came and past… 393 more words

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