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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


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

Book Reviews

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


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


Loretta Collins Klobah interviews Jacqueline Bishop in “Bringing It All Together”

In “Bringing It All Together: The Creative Process of Artist and Writer Jacqueline Bishop,” Loretta Collins Klobah (University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras) interviews Jacqueline Bishop, author of the award-winning book… 274 more words


Review of Shara McCallum’s “Mad Woman”

In “Memory and Spirits Haunt in Shara McCallum’s Mad Woman” (Susumba), Yashika Graham reviews Shara McCallum’s fifth poetry collection, Mad Woman (Peepal Tree Press), which was launched on December 11, 2016, at the Neville Lecture Theatre at the University of the West Indies-Mona, Jamaica. 361 more words

New Books

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