Monthly Archives: May 2014

Monthly Wrap-up: May

While not being the best time for reading, a lot of cool literary things went down this month. Festivals and Readings Two days after the Bim Lit Fest, the The University of the West Indies (in collaboration with Callaloo, a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: My Favourite Time of Day

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Classics Club: The Black Jacobins by C.L.R. James

After years of starting and stopping I’ve finally seen the inside of the back cover of The Black Jacobins. I was driven by two things. That it was my Post-Colonial/World literature pick for Classics Club for May and I wanted … Continue reading

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Bye bye, Bim Lit Fest

Something magical happens when writers, book lovers and book sellers gather into a single space. There is a kind of electricity in the air. Either that, or I’ve been drinking way too much coffee over the last couple of days. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: A Mocha Chocolate Lava Cake for my Birthday


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A Graphic Novel Odyssey

With NGC Bocas Lit Fest just gone and the Bim Literary Festival and Book Fair right around the corner, I’ve been focusing a lot on  Caribbean literature. I’ve been also been reading Zadie Smith’s White Teeth very slowly, which is not … Continue reading

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Classics Spin Club #6

I have just barely scratched the surface of my original list and it isn’t even that long in comparison to some of the others I’ve seen. In any case here are my 20; 1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Barbados Boardwalk on the South Coast


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Post-Colonial Literature and Caribbean Voices

This month Classics Club is looking at Post-Colonial Literature, a perfect opportunity for me to read a Caribbean writer dusty with neglect on one of my book shelves. While deciding what book to read, my thoughts kept drifting back to … Continue reading

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Off The Shelf: The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith

Alex Li is an Autograph Man. A little like being a Munchkin, or a Good Witch, or a Flying Monkey, or a rabbi. Not much, without your belief. Zadie Smith’s sometimes funny/sometimes sad narrative follows Alex Li Tandem, a half-Chinese … Continue reading

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