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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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In This Breadfruit Kingdom

In this Breadfruit Kingdom features over 60 poems selected by Mervyn Morris, Poet Laureate of Jamaica. This anthology bears poems rooted in reflections on history, family, love, lust, memory and identity. They move with ease across diverse rhythms, voice, attitude and language. Here, new...

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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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Eleven / Nine

11/9 lives on the sharp (and often bloody) intersection of Third World violence and First World politics. This insightful poetry collection gives extensive treatment to the issues coalescing around the fall of the Twin Towers. It explores the numerous tragedies that have occurred on...

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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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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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