Here’s a list of Jamaica 50 featured books that chronicle the histories of Kingston and Spanish Town and highlight pieces of Jamaica’s rich historical past. These Jamaican books comment on the realities of Jamaican life and form part of the Jamaica 50 book list complied by the JIS.
Dr. Susan Lowe has just put out a book entitled SHUB DOWN & SMALL-UP YUSELF! DIARIES OF JAMAICA BY BUS about her adventures on Jamaica’s buses. It’s now available on Amazon as a kindle e-book and can be downloaded from this link: Shub Down on Amazon. I haven’t read it yet but
Below is an appeal from Miranda Sampson from the Mount Saint Joseph library in Mandeville which burned down a few weeks ago. Books are badly needed, especially children’s books. If you can help please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Dear Friends and Family, For those of you who have not heard, on
For lovers of literature and a good lime, Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta is happening on Saturday, February 25, 2012 in Treasure Beach on Jamaica’s South Coast. Talking Trees is part of the Treasure Beach Culture Fest 2012, taking place from February 24-26, 2012. Two Seasons Guest House
On Sunday December 11 2011 at 11 a.m. Olive Senior wil be launching her new book Dancing Lessons at the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1), University of the West Indies, under the auspices of the Department of Literatures in English, UWI. “Olive Senior was born and brought up in Jamaica and educated
On Saturday September 10, 2011 at 2pm, BOOKLAND New Kingston is hosting Jean Lowrie-Chin, as she reads from her collection: Souldance: Poems and Writings. Souldance: Poems and Writings, Jean Lowrie-Chin’s first and much awaited collection, captures the voice of every Jamaican, as well as their thoughts and dreams.
On Monday July 18, at 5:30 p.m., Bookophilia will launch two titles, from legendary poet, memoirist, journalist, literary scholar and creative writing teacher, the late Wayne Vincent Brown. The two collections, “On the Coast and other Poems” and “The Scent of The Past & Other Stories”, were posthumously published by
On Tuesday June 21 at 6pm, Bookophilia is hosting celebrated poet and author, Jacqueline Bishop, as she reads from her collection of poems Snapshots from Istanbul, and her novel The River’s Song. Ms. Bishop was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, before going to the United States to attend college —
On Sunday morning, Dr. Velma Pollard’s new collection of short prose, Considering Woman I & II was launched to a large appreciative audience at the UWI. Now retired, Velma Pollard is a former Dean of the Faculty of Education. She has published several collections of poetry, including Crown Point and Other poems