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Jamaican Poetry: My Black Story

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe

I stand in my skin

And I ponder within
Of my history
Of my story. 208 more words

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Digitalback Books Present: Readings by Leone Ross, Rod Usher & Desiree Reynolds

Digitalback Books and Brent Libraries present “deliciously diverse stories from Africa and beyond” with Short Stories Readings by Leone Ross, Rod Usher, Desiree Reynolds. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 6:00 to 7:45pm (18:00-19:45 GMT) at The Library at Willesden Green, located at 95 High Road, London (United Kingdom). 291 more words

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Jamaican Poetry : Succubus (Poetic Heathen's revenge)

Succubus

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

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Claudia Rankine in Banff: On White Supremacy, Art and America

Leah Sandals presents Jamaican-born poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine, who shared her views on white supremacy, art and race in a July lecture at the Banff Centre. 471 more words

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COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION: ELIZABETH ACEVEDO, NICOLE DENNIS-BENN, AND MALKA OLDER

PEN America and the Brooklyn Museum present an evening of cocktails and conversation centering on Caribbean women writers. The second in their two-part series presents a conversation between Dominican poet and novelist Elizabeth Acevedo, Brooklyn-based Jamaican novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn (author of  128 more words

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READING AND DISCUSSION ON ‘WRITING TRUE SEX’

“Writing True Sex,” a book reading and discussion with Monique Roffey and Leone Ross, will take place on Wednesday, August 3, 2017, 6:30 – 9:00pm, at… 350 more words

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New Book: “In This Breadfruit Kingdom”

Our congratulations to all the authors included in this latest poetry anthology edited by Jamaican poet laureate Mervyn Morris. In This Breadfruit Kingdom (Blouse & Skirt Books / National Library of Jamaica) capturing roughly 100 years of Jamaican poetry, was launched on May 11, 2017, according to… 97 more words

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