Esther Figueroa’s Launches her Environmental Novel Limbo
Esther Figueroa’s Jamaica launch of her environmental novel Limbo will be on Sunday, April 6, 11:00AM at UWI Mona at Neville Hall Auditorium (N1), sponsored by the Department of Literatures in English.
Prof. Carolyn Cooper with be giving the launch talk and the author will be reading from Limbo and signing books.
This will be the first opportunity to get copies in Jamaica.
“Limbo is an environmental novel about Jamaica that uniquely combines satire, romance, mystery and an environmental manifesto that “should evoke in every reader a passionate desire to redeem what is left clinging to the exposed roots [of Paradise]” (Olive Senior), with descriptions of nature that are “one of the most lyric & healing moments in Caribbean literature” (Kamau Braithwaite).
Shawna Yang Ryan describes the protagonist of Limbo, the “brilliant, sexy, and adorably anxious Flora Smith,” as “one of the most charming heroines I’ve encountered in recent fiction.” (from facebook)
About Esther Figueroa
Esther Figueroa, Ph.D. is a Jamaican independent filmmaker, writer and linguist.
With thirty years of media making including television programming, documentaries, educational videos, multimedia and feature film, her activist filmmaking gives voice to those outside of mainstream media.
Figueroa writes in a variety of genre – fiction and nonfiction, prose and poetry – on a wide range of topics. Her publications include Sociolinguistic Metatheory, and At Home the Green Remains. Her films include the award-winning feature documentary Jamaica for Sale. She lives in Jamaica.
For more information on Limbo, Esther Figueroa and for updates go to facebook.com/Limbonoel