Tags » Jamaican Writers

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

Caribbean Articles

Jamaican Poetry: Mi Heart set pon stick

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

Di sun rise in the east,
And set west, too quick
As I wait fi di one… 154 more words

Jamaica Articles

"Uncle Ashton is An As&*ole

The woman behind the register making small talk with the customer is white. The customer is white, as is her husband. I’m standing in line with the best deal on incense Main Street Santa Monica has to offer—$2 for 10 sticks!—wondering how much longer these women can talk about their travels across the country when they finally get to discussing The South. 760 more words

Jda Gayle


Thoughtsafloat on Tumblr, Google+, Notes on Facebook, Medium.

Each of these is a predecessor to this blog. Each of them I abandoned shamefully. No plan, no focus, no vision: when life continued to happen–as is its wont–I neglected my writing, creating web pages now covered in the HTML equivalent of dust on a bookshelf. 228 more words

Marlon James Makes Vanity Fair List of Daring 25

Our warmest congratulations to Marlon James, who just made the Daring 25 list as the fearless writer that he is. Susumba’s Tanya Batson-Savage reports that he is “among  235 more words