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Diverse Children's Books: Water in our world

My students and I are currently learning more about water in our world. Beyond, how essential water is to life, we are talking about access to water and more specifically, children’s roles in gathering water in places in the world where water is scarce or doesn’t flow from indoor taps. 513 more words

Diversity

Poetry can't pay light bill!

On Tuesday, March 1,  Mutabaruku gave a riveting talk on ‘The Business of Reggae Poetry’ at the University of the West Indies, Mona. It was the first in a series of ‘Reggae Talks’ this month to celebrate the work of the Department of Literatures in English. 838 more words

Jamaican Literature

Creating Wealth From Culture

In December 2015, The UNESCO Creative Cities Network dubbed Kingston a ‘Creative City of Music’. This distinction confirms what we already know. Kingston’s culture is world-class. 852 more words

Review of Olive Senior’s “The Pain Tree”  

Here is a review by Laura Tanner (published in The Gleaner, Sunday, 6 March 2016) of Jamaican author Olive Senior’s The Pain Tree . The review speaks about Senior’s literary accomplishments and accolades, her long career as a writer, and specific insights to this recent publication: 565 more words

New Books

Book Launch: Olive Senior’s “The Pain Tree”

Olive Senior’s collection of short stories, The Pain Tree (2015), will be launched on Thursday March 10, 2016, at 6:30pm at the Undercroft (Senate Building) the University of the West Indies-Mona, Jamaica.  271 more words

New Books

Love Affair with Literature on a Sunday Morning

The prospect of continuing a love affair may indeed rouse you early on a Sunday morning, and cause you to wend your way expectantly to the UWI Mona Campus. 444 more words

Jamaica

Loss

No, this isn’t some ‘woe is me‘ post, but me shedding light on the unscrupulous reality of life.

In life, we all experience some… 184 more words

Life