Bayonets, Mangoes and Beads to reveal the secrets of War When the Jamaican playwright Claud McKay wrote the eclogue If We Must Die during the early 20th century, he wasn’t to know that Winston Churchill would later use the poem as a rallying cry for British troops during World War II. Almost seventy years later, […]
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She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks “Over the edge of writing that lays claim to the adjectives conceptual and experimental, M. NourbeSe Philip lights the way back into the very ground, the very terror of the concept and the experiment. Tried and errant, reordering with every expense of air every expanse of earth […]
New Novel Gone to Drift by award-winning Jamaican writer Diana McCaulay Papillote Press is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Gone to Drift by the award-winning Jamaican writer Diana McCaulay. This young adult novel, which won second prize in the CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Literature (2015), will be published on 29 February 2016. […]
Looking For Lost Boys: Caryl Phillips and Robert Antoni Two leading writers discuss their search for the stories of young outcasts, haunted by history. Caryl Phillips, previously shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, has returned with new novel The Lost Child. A response to Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, it tells the story of a young […]
A Strange Mother – a harrowing tale of parental child abduction “My mother made a decision that would change my life. I was never to see my dad or know him. She decided to emigrate to the Caribbean with me at the age of two years, unannounced, with no finances or place to live. Her […]