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Kevin Jared Hosein Snags Another Commonwealth Writers Prize

Kevin Jared Hosein Snags Another Commonwealth Writers Prize

Author: Lisa Allen-Agostini Originally posted Trinidad and Tobago Newsday Hosein’s hot ticket Author Kevin Jared Hosein meets me at Starbucks, MovieTowne, Port of Spain. The usually calm Hosein, 31, is annoyed, his long hair mussed. He’s late for the interview because of traffic and because a workman was tardy. Hosein is working on his house,

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A ‘Moo Cow’ of an Adventure at the St. Andrew Parish Library

A ‘Moo Cow’ of an Adventure at the St. Andrew Parish Library

Kingston: Renowned media personality Paula-Anne Porter Jones took us on a brand new adventure on April 15, 2018, with the launch of her debut children’s picture book Sandy, Tosh and the Moo Cow. The launch of this exciting new work took place at the St. Andrew Parish Library (Tom Redcam Library). Sandy, Tosh and The

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Brooklyn Book  Fest Here We come!

Brooklyn Book Fest Here We come!

Three of our authors, A-dZiko Simba Gegele (All Over Again), Tamika Gibson (Dreams Beyond the Shore) and Florenz Webbe Maxwell (Girlcott), are packing up and heading for the Brooklyn Book Festival 2017 where they will be bringing the literary heat! Blue Banyan Books, via ReadJamaica, is collaborating with The Caribbean Cultural Theatre and Poets and

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‘Dancing in the Rain’ Makes Kirkus Best Books of 2016 List

‘Dancing in the Rain’ Makes Kirkus Best Books of 2016 List

Lynn Joseph’s Dancing in the Rain (Blouse & Skirt Books) etched itself deeper into Caribbean literary history when it made its way to the Kirkus Reviews list for 2016 Best Books for Younger Readers. Dancing in the Rain blurs the line between literary and historic fiction. Narrated from the perspective of two children, 8 year-old

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Imam Baksh and A-dZiko Simba Gegele Join Outstanding Caribbean Writers at Miami Book Fair

Imam Baksh and A-dZiko Simba Gegele Join Outstanding Caribbean Writers at Miami Book Fair

As the 2016 Miami International Book Fair took over downtown Miami in mid-November, the #ReadCaribbean took over the twittersphere, signalling the massive growth in the number of Caribbean authors at the 2016 edition of the festival. Among the impressive line-up were debut novelists A-dZiko Simba Gegele (Jamaica) and Imam Baksh (Guyana), both of whom had

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