Pamela Mordecai Reads from Subversive Sonnets This Saturday
Renown Jamaican author, Pamela Mordecai will be reading from her collection of poetry, Subversive Sonnets, this Saturday at 2pm at Bookland, 53 Knutsford Blvd. Ms. Mordecai hasn’t read in Jamaica since 2001! See Subversive Sonnets for an interview with Pamela Mordecai.
Wall Street Journal Interviews Marlon James About New Novel
Check out this interview by the Wall Street Journal with Jamaican writer Marlon James on his novel, ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings.’ According to the WSJ, “The book is a fictional, kaleidoscopic take on the 1976 assassination attempt on reggae star Bob Marley and its aftermath.” READ MORE: AT
Jamaican In Paris: Nationality on My Back
Thanks to YardEdge contributor, Opal Palmer Adisa, for this reflection on being a Jamaican in Paris… Last August, while alternating between relaxing, meditating and writing in Luxembourg Garden in Paris, I was interrupted from my reverie by a stranger who asked if I were Parisian. Without a moment’s hesitation I