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Lazy Sunday Reads

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Really Want to Read But Don’t Own… Yet

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Even though my physical and digital book shelves are stacked with tons of books that I haven’t read yet, I can’t help always looking for new … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon: The Athlete and the Artist

He pelting stars, he pelting the sun He skipping stones to Buckingham Palace He pelt down the gold mango from the tallest tree, as I pelt this pen to the sky. Christian Campbell The Crown Prince of Pelters Scrolling through … Continue reading

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The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

The Best of All Possible Worlds is a story about loss, mourning, discovery, love, a little 'mytho-poetic', with a sprinkling of humour and new beginnings. Lord's second novel begins with the destruction of Sadira, the home planet of a human race known as the Sadiri. The few survivors are left with the burden of starting over. Led by Dillenahkh (a name I never want to have to say out loud), a small group of Sadiri become refugees on another human planet, Cygna Beta. 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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The Gap between Caribbean Writers and Readers

I was in my usual Friday position, that is, splayed across the couch with a steaming cup of coffee, listening to the Festival Radio podcasts on the NGC Bocas Lit Festival presently taking place in Trinidad, and thinking that I … Continue reading

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The Great Caribbean Novel ?

This morning I was listening to Out Loud from The┬áNew Yorker and the discussion surrounded the idea of the Great American Novel. This podcast featured a writer from the New Yorker, Adam Gopnik, and the popular writer, straddling both fiction … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Is Just a Movie by Earl Lovelace

“It is just a movie,” Errol say. And as if to point us away from the pathos, the pain in the statement, he say it again…” This is the first book I read for the 24 in 48 readathon last … Continue reading

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