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Book Review: The Pain Tree by Olive Senior

I had never read anything by Olive Senior before, but I had heard of her, and I knew she was a good writer, so picking up… 393 more words

Book Review

LIT Links mélange

Hey everyone!

Here are links to some great resources, literature finds and gems I’ve been loving and just had to share. Enjoy!

Short Stories

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


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