Category: Writing

Jovanté Anderson, Lauren Delapenha win Inaugural Young Writer’s for Poetry Prize

The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) today held the inaugural celebration of World Poetry Day, Jamaica. Through the efforts of the Poet Laureate of Jamaica programme, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has officially declared a national poetry day celebration under the

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Press Release: Jamaica to officially proclaim World Poetry Day on March 21

Kingston, Jamaica: The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is proud to announce the inaugural celebration of World Poetry Day, Jamaica on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at The Knutsford Court

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What’s Right With Jamaica? Kingston Book Festival

Kingston Book Festival (KBF), an eight-day celebration of Jamaica’s literary industry with a strategic focus on promoting literacy and reading in a festive environment, is one of Jamaica’s best kept secrets. Celebrating five years in 2018, the week-full of events

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10 Reasons Why You Should diG #KBF2018

Kingston Book Festival 2018 has officially begun, and we diG what is happening 100%! The eight-day celebration of Jamaica’s literary industry with a strategic focus on promoting literacy and reading in a festive environment, runs from March 4-11, 2018. It  includes

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#KBF2018: Kingston Book Festival is HERE!

Kingston Book Festival (KBF), an eight-day celebration of Jamaica’s literary industry with a strategic focus on promoting literacy and reading in a festive environment, has begun. The Festival kicked off on Sunday, March 4, with Love Affair With Lit at

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10 Life Lessons From Shakespeare … In Jamaican Patois

Imagine what would happen if William Shakespeare decided to visit modern-day Jamaica. Can you visualise his utter discombabulation as he tried to figure out what these people were trying to say? Can you see how Jamaicans would ‘eem’ and ‘ahm’

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Why Jamaica Love Lorna Goodison Long Time …

From as early as 1982, The Gleaner presents records that bear witness to the ongoing love affair between Lorna Goodison and her native homeland. Goodison’s poems have paid homage to, offered criticism of and often craftily described and deconstructed the beauties

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Renay Foster’s Faith Comes Full Circle

Early Days Renay Foster has lived a very full life. A daughter of Jamaican soil, she has spent time in the United States and the United Kingdom, coming full circle to reside in her homeland. Raised in a Christian family

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Tracking Derek Walcott’s Trek Through The Gleaner (Pt 1: 1950-1960)

On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Caribbean lost one of its most decorated and gifted literary gems. Derek Walcott, poet, playwright, son of St Lucia and Nobel Laureate, passed away. The accolades have been pouring out from around the world as international literary

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15 Interesting Facts About Peter Abrahams

Born on March 3, 1919 in Vrededorp, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, Peter Abrahams was a writer, journalist, broadcaster and very vocal apartheid critic. He adopted Jamaica as his home for about 61 of his 97 years on earth, and contributed immensely

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