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Who Shot Bob Marley?

Chris Harvey (The Telegraph) reviews Marlon James’ latest novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, inspired by the attempted murder of reggae legend Bob Marley, and delves into the Jamaica-born writer’s background, sources of inspiration, and personal trajectory. 568 more words


Erna Brodber Presents Something Big With “Nothing's Mat”

Tanya Batson-Savage (for Susumba) writes about the recent launch of Jamaican writer Erna Brodber’s new book Nothing’s Mat . Here are excerpts. The book was presented at the University of the West Indies-Mona, on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. 347 more words

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Talking Trees Presents Gathering of Writers

The Gleaner reminds us that lovers of literature and writing will gather on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the Two Seasons Guest House in Treasure Beach, St. 469 more words

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Opal Palmer Adisa on the Citadel and Sans Souci Palace of Haiti

Today, I had my coffee while reading a delightful article by Jamaican poet and educator Opal Palmer Adisa, who writes (for World Unwrapped) about a recent visit to Haiti and its astounding Citadel and Sans Souci Palace. 575 more words


Theater: Karl O’Brian Williams' “The Black That I Am”

“The Black That I Am” is a Braata Theatre Workshop production that will open at the Roy Arias Stage II Theater in Manhattan, starting March 8, 2015. 79 more words


JA$1 million Lignum Vitae Writing Awards launched to encourage New Jamaican Writers

“We are building on the solid foundation laid down by the National Book Development Council. The Una Marson and Vic Reid Awards have been won by esteemed Jamaican writers such as Professor Mervyn Morris, Pam Mordecai, Garfield Ellis and Kei Miller,” 1,298 more words

New Book: Pamela Mordecai’s “Red Jacket”

Pamela Mordecai’s novel Red Jacket (TAP Books) is now available for pre-ordering and it will be on the shelves on February 28, 2015 (although it must be available already because I just saw a photo of the author with a stack of them at a launch!) 381 more words

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