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Bringing you information on Caribbean writers and poets, with information and links for writers.

Take it Cool: Genealogy & Reggae Music Collide

Take it Cool: Genealogy & Reggae Music Collide

Take it Cool: Genealogy & Reggae Music Collide; as British Man’s ‘Odd Quest’ Leads to Jamaican History, Slavery & Underdog Music Star In the witty yet socially-conscious style…

Callaloo A Jazz Folktale

Callaloo A Jazz Folktale

New Children’s Tale Captures Caribbean Culture Avoiding wicked stepmothers, cursed spinning wheels, and evil witches with houses made out of junk food are things all young children learn…

Malorie Blackman Tops The Powerlist 2014

Malorie Blackman Tops The Powerlist 2014

The Powerlist 2014 published today: Children’s author Malorie Blackman named as most influential black person in Britain. Children’s author and literacy campaigner Malorie Blackman has been named as…

Maroon Lives

Maroon Lives

Maroon Lives by Lasana M. Sekou and Fabian Adekunle Badejo, a new book from House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) Sekou and Badejo’s new book tribute on 30th anniversary…

Granny Ting Ting by Patrice Lawrence

Granny Ting Ting by Patrice Lawrence

Granny Ting Ting is a contemporary story set in Trinidad. Nine-year-old Michael is coming from London to Trinidad to visit his grandmother, who is recovering from a difficult…

Kweyol 4 Kids

Kweyol 4 Kids

Premier language books & teaching aids for children in Dominican and St. Lucian Creole It takes just three generations before a language is lost completely. We are seeing…

Granddaughter of the Windrush

Granddaughter of the Windrush

Granddaughter of the Windrush By Barbara Nnaemeka Barbara Nnaemeka had no idea what was in store when she arrived in England – cold weather, racism and a longing…

Jamaica in Black and White

Jamaica in Black and White

Photography in Jamaica c.1845-c.1920: the David Boxer Collection. The sixteen sequences in this remarkable book display the changing landscape and the built environments of Jamaica, the principal agricultural…

Facing North Tales from Bathsheba

Facing North Tales from Bathsheba

Barbadian author puts Bathsheba centre-stage with new book Facing North – Tales from Bathsheba is a collection of short stories recently published by new Barbadian author, Edison T….

The Missing Years by Claudette Beckford-Brady

The Missing Years by Claudette Beckford-Brady

The Missing Years is the sequel to Beckford-Brady’s first novel, Sweet Home, Jamaica which was published in two volumes in May 2007 by Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie. A poignant,…

Abraham’s Treasure by Joanne Skerrett

Abraham’s Treasure by Joanne Skerrett

A novel for young people This novel for young people (11 years and up) is a terrific adventure story set on the Caribbean island of Dominica. Teenage twins,…

Look Back! by Trish Cooke

Look Back! by Trish Cooke

LOOK BACK! Story by Trish Cooke Illustrations by Caroline Binch. An award-winning writer and illustrator come together to create a magical children’s picture book Look Back! celebrates the…

Island Reliquaries – Voices from a Jamaica Past

Island Reliquaries – Voices from a Jamaica Past

Voicing Jamaica’s Past to Serve the Future As a Caribbean sociologist, writer and cultural heritage specialist, Margaret Bernal masterfully combines her skills as a poet and a curator…

Raymond Antrobus Talking Poetry

Raymond Antrobus Talking Poetry

Raymond Antrobus Finish this statement: I think poetry should… Not die What are you currently up to? Studying for my Spoken Word Education MA, Promoting my Spoken Word…

Caribbean in Sepia

Caribbean in Sepia

Caribbean in Sepia – A History in Photographs 1840-1900 The Caribbean has had a complex, yet fascinating history. How better to present this history than visually through photographs?…

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