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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


Nicole Dennis-Benn: “A Love Letter to Jamaica”

Island Outpost (Outpostings) writes that Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel Here Comes the Sun “is a love letter to Jamaica.” Here are excerpts; the Outpostings interview is a must-read. 632 more words


New Book: Geoffrey Philp’s “Garvey's Ghost”

Geoffrey Philp’s new novel, Garvey’s Ghost (Carlong Publishers Caribbean Limited, 2016) has just been released. Here are excerpts about the author and the novel from an interview by Jennifer Maritza McCauley for… 709 more words


Call for Submissions: “WRITE IT IN FIRE—Tributes to Michelle Cliff”

The Caribbean Region of the International Resource Network (IRN) invites submissions of tributes to Michelle Cliff that honor Cliff and reflect the intersections of her work, particularly Caribbean experiences and contexts of same-sex desire, women, transgender people, and the many shades of Blackness.  251 more words


"A Woman-Child in Jamaica" by Nicole Dennis-Behn

Nicole Dennis-Behn, author of the novel Here Comes the Sun, wrote a moving opinion piece (The New York Times’ Sunday Review, 30 July 2016) about sexuality, the body, and coming-of-age in Jamaica. 757 more words


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