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Nicole Dennis-Benn: “A writer who comes from a ‘culture of secrecy’ learns how to let the secrets go”

In “A writer who comes from a “culture of secrecy” learns how to let the secrets go,” Megan Labrise (Kirkus Reviews) reviews Nicole Dennis-Benn’s… 353 more words


Nicole Dennis-Benn: “A Novelist Who Knows the Real Jamaica”

Diane Daniel interviews Nicole Dennis-Benn about Jamaica, being Jamaican, and elements that inspired her to write her novel, Here Comes the Sun. Here are excerpts: 352 more words


Review: In ‘Here Comes the Sun,’ a Hustle to Thrive in Jamaica

Jennifer Senior (The New York Times, 29 June 2016) has written an excellent review of Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Here Comes the Sun, calling it an “ultimate antibeach novel” that is “deceptively well-constructed.” See excerpts here and the full review in the link below: 786 more words


My Father Son Son Johnson

I read a book in Preparatory school or the early parts of High school with that title. It’s actually “My Father, Sun-Sun Johnson”, a book by Jamaican writer, C. 864 more words

Raymond Antrobus Staying True To Jamaican Roots

Raymond Antrobus is being considered to receive the title of Young Poet Laureate for London. Some sites refer to him as “Jamaican-born, raised in London” and others (such as this one from… 289 more words


Marlon James, L.A. Times Critic-at-Large

The Los Angeles Times welcomes the new critics-at-large and one of them is Jamaican novelist Marlon James (A Brief History of Seven Killings). Congratulations! 283 more words


Safiya Sinclair Wins Whiting Award

Jamaicans.çom announced that Jamaica’s Safiya Sinclair of Montego Bay has received the 2016 Whiting Award in recognition of her accomplishments in poetry. Sinclair received her MFA in poetry from the University of Virginia and is working on a Ph.D. 119 more words