Books

   Citizenship Under Pressure: The 1970s in Jamaican Literature and Culture is the first book-length study of the interaction of culture, politics and society in Jamaica’s formative postcolonial moment, the years between 1972 and 1980. Through examining literary and other texts from and about the period, Rachel Mordecai argues that

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Dance

Jamaica Dance Umbrella (JDU) 2015 starts this Friday March 6 and runs to March 8. As usual, JDU gives audiences a chance to view a wide range of local dance companies all in one weekend. This Thursday at 8:00pm is the launch and honours Mr. Barrington Moncrieffe and L’Antoinette Stines for

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Worth A Visit

Here are some photos from my visit to Sturge Town. Sturge Town is located high up in the hills of St. Ann and is home to some of Jamaica’s most charming old buildings, homes and church. Sturge Town was named after Joseph Sturge, the Quaker philanthropist who advocated for the

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Books

In a move to further stimulate and develop Jamaica’s literary landscape, The Jamaican Writers Society (JaWS) have collaborated with the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY) to present the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards. Aimed at becoming Jamaica’s premier literary award, the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards will promote and celebrate new Jamaican

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Photos from the Edge

Thanks to Jamaican photographer Pierre Diaz for this great shot of Kingston Harbour. Did you know that Kingston harbour is the seventh largest natural harbour in the world!    

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