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Sex and spirituality in ‘Brother Man’

26 March 2011

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Sex and spirituality in ‘Brother Man’

Roger Mais’ 1954 novel “Brother Man” explores several important themes and issues, many of which came to the fore during the recent Cocktails & Pages book club discussion on the seminal literary work. However, the area of interest that stirred the most passionate debate centred on the relationship between the righteous titular character and Minette, […]

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The sun sets on Calabash

6 February 2011

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The sun sets on Calabash

It was a humid day in late May 2010, a day that joyously overflowed with the wonderful interplay of words, emotions and great vibes in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth. The Calabash International Literary Festival had once again served up an excellent cultural and literary feast for the mind and soul, and as the lengthening shadows […]

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Usain Bolt tells his story

24 October 2010

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Usain Bolt tells his story

Usain Bolt, the Jamaican speed merchant who has been busy rewriting the record books over the past few years, recently hosted the local launch of his autobiography “Usain Bolt: My Story 9.58 – Being the World’s Fastest Man” at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in Kingston. Members of the sporting, entertainment, political and media […]

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Winkler’s ‘Crocodile’ snaps at religious doctrine

19 September 2010

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Winkler’s ‘Crocodile’ snaps at religious doctrine

“Crocodile“, the latest work of fiction by noted Jamaican author Anthony Winkler, is – in the writer’s own words – “about God and getting to know God”. In providing background to the book, Winkler explained that some of the things he was taught as a child, like the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation, were absurd when […]

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