Posts Tagged with "Jamaican Literature"

A Daughter’s Story of Arthur Wint

Friday, March 30, 2012

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A Daughter’s Story of Arthur Wint

Valerie Wint, the eldest daughter of Arthur Wint – Jamaica’s first Olympic gold medallist, officially launched her book “The Longer Run – A Daughter’s Story of Arthur Wint” on March 15 at Bookophilia on Hope Road. The launch of the book, which was actually published last year by Ian Randle Publishers, took place in the […]

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Island Princess in Brooklyn

Sunday, January 22, 2012

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Island Princess in Brooklyn

In December 2011, children’s author Diane Browne launched her latest work “Island Princess in Brooklyn” in the Joyce Robinson Hall at the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library on Tom Redcam Avenue. The book follows 13-year-old Princess on her journey from Jamaica to live with her mother in Brooklyn, New York. It takes readers on […]

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Jana Bent to start third Shaggy Parrot book

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Jana Bent to start third Shaggy Parrot book

Following the recent release of “The Reggae Band Rescues Mama Edda Leatherback”, the sequel to “Shaggy Parrot and the Reggae Band”, author Jana Bent will in shortly begin penning the third instalment of the popular interactive children’s storybook series, which features the voice of diamond-selling reggae superstar Shaggy as the lead character. The series focusses […]

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Sex and spirituality in ‘Brother Man’

Saturday, March 26, 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

Sunday, February 6, 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

Sunday, October 24, 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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