Blue Banyan Books

Drama

The Beast Of Kukuyo

For the second time in her life, 15-year-old Rune Mathura comes face-to-face with a brutal murder when her classmate Dumpling Heera goes missing and is eventually found dead. Dumpling’s murder drags the small, rural village of Kukuyo into the national spotlight, revealing a darkness...

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Riddim & Riddles

Riddim & Riddles throbs with the heartbeat and drum beat of Jamaica. From the cool, majestic Blue Mountains to the hot, bloodied streets of Kingston the collection paints vivid and vibrant images. The poems in this collection move from urgent social insights about masculinity, the...

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Pocomania And London Calling

Pocomania and London Calling are two plays from one of Jamaica’s most important feminists and dramatists. Pocomania is among the most important Caribbean plays ever written, having been credited with representing “the birth of Jamaican national drama” and being one of the first Caribbean...

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Off Track

Kayla Francis has a one-track mind. Well, two tracks really—athletics and her family. With unrelenting drive and laser focus, she’s on the brink of track and field glory and getting her family out of poverty. So, her teammate, Joel de Freitas, even as his...

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Girlcott

A week ago, Desma Johnson had only two things on her mind – in exactly eight days, she would be sixteen years old and to top it off she was in line for a top scholarship, bringing her one step closer to her dreams....

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Dreams Beyond The Shore

Seventeen-year-old Chelsea Marchand was pretty satisfied with her life. Until recently. Willing to play the dutiful daughter as her father’s bid to become Prime Minister of their island home brings her family into intense public scrutiny, Chelsea is swept along by the strong tidal...

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Dancing In The Rain

Twelve year-old Elizabeth is no normal girl. With an imagination that makes room for mermaids and magic in everyday life, she lives every moment to the fullest. Yet her joyful world crumbles around her when two planes bring down the Twin Towers and tear...

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All Over Again

All Over Again is an enchanting slice of boyhood. Rooted in over 30 years of theatre, prose and poetry performance writing, All Over Again is A-dZiko Simba Gegele’s exuberantly humorous debut novel. This episodic novel is a charming story with a bold narrative style that...

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A Million Aunties

Seeking solitude after a personal tragedy upends his world, American-born artist Chris travels to his mother’s homeland, Jamaica, in a bid to find peace. He expects to spend his time painting in solitude, coming to terms with his loss and the fractured relationship with...

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A Dark Iris

It is 1972 and 12-Year-old Rebekah Eve is excited to be on her way to the prestigious Meridian Institute with her best friend, Wanda. But Rebekah’s joy is dampened by her parents’ separation. She misses having her father at home and the fun things...

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