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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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New Book: Diana McCaulay’s “White Liver Gal”

Many thanks to Geoffrey Philp for posting news about Diana McCaulay’s White Liver Gal (Kindle edition, 2017). See description below:

Description (Amazon.com): Karen Vincent is eleven when her mother leaves home, her father begins visiting her room late at night and she realizes her family has deeply buried secrets. 226 more words

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MARLON JAMES: WHY I’M DONE TALKING ABOUT DIVERSITY

Last fall (October 2016), Literary Hub featured Jamaican-born author Marlon James (A Brief History of Seven Killings, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize) speaking about misguided approaches to “diversity” and “inclusion,” especially in the academic world, in the diaspora: 411 more words

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Book 2: Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home by Erna Brodber

And so begins my course-readings for Spring semester, 2017! This short book crosses genres of fiction and nonfiction, allowing Brodber to write on her experiences while… 173 more words

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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

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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

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