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Kevin Jared Hosein wins second Commonwealth Writers short story prize

For the second time in three years, Trinbagonian author Kevin Jared Hosein has won a Commonwealth Writers Short Story prize for the Caribbean region. The title of Hosein's winning story is "Passage." He first won the prize in 2015 for his story "The King of Settlement 4."Hosein is also the author of two novels and a children's book; his novel The Repenters was longlisted for the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.More details... Read more

Caribbean Literary Heritage “Ten Questions” for Caribbean Writers

The UK-based Caribbean Literary Heritage project is steadily building its archive of "Ten Questions" interviews, in which Caribbean authors submit responses to a standard set of questions on Caribbean literature and their own reading and writing histories. Entries posted to date include responses by Karen Lord, Sharon Millar, Merle Collins, Caryl Phillips, Thomas Glave, Lawrence Scott, Tessa McWatt, Rosamond S. King, Monique Roffey, John Robert Lee, Pamela Mordecai, Kevin Jared Hossein,... Read more

BBC “Windrush” documentary parts 1&2 available on YouTube

In light of recent actions by the British government toward members of the Windrush generation and their families, it might be time to re-visit the 1998 BBC documentary Windrush. Parts 1 and 2 are currently available on YouTube:Windrush Part 1Windrush Part... Read more

CJE cfp – “Poetry Beyond Borders”

The editors of the Caribbean Journal of Education invite submissions for a special issue entitled "Poetry Beyond Borders," to be guest-edited by Dr. Aisha Spencer (UWI), Dr. Schontal Moore (UWI), and Dr. Georgie Horrell (U of Cambridge). The issue is slated to appear in June 2019.Abstracts (no longer than 250 words) should be submitted by September 3, 2018 to soepubs@uwimona.edu.jm. For more details, click on the image... Read more

Charles Carnegie’s Kingston essays in Public Opinion

Charles Carnegie, professor of anthropology at Bates College (Maine, USA), is publishing a series of essays on Kingston on the online magazine Public Opinion. An elegant amalgam of ethnographic observation, historical reflection, and critical advocacy, Professor Carnegie's writing brings Kingston to life for far-away audiences, and reminds those closer to home of its wonders as well as its challenges, and what both say about the people who circulate through its streets and public spaces every... Read more

CFP: Caribbean Science/Speculative Fiction Symposium

November 23, 2018 UWI Cave Hill, Barbados CFP deadline: June 29, 2018  From the organizers: The Department of Languages,  Linguistics and Literatures at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill is inviting papers that explore themes related to Caribbean speculative fiction. The last two decades have seen an increase in the publication of SF works by Caribbean writers who bring a Caribbean sensibility to a genre that has been steadily gaining global academic recognition. These... Read more

2018 OCM Bocas Prize winner: Jennifer Rahim

The overall 2018 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature was won by Trinidadian Jennifer Rahim's short-story collection Curfew Chronicles (Peepal Tree, Aug 2017, 208pp). The award was announced on 28 April at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port of Spain.Also on the shortlist - and winner of the Poetry prize - was Shara McCallum's collection Madwoman (Peepal Tree, Jan 2017, 72pp).The judges declined to name a non-fiction winner for 2018.For more information, see the announcement... Read more

Caribbean Meridians conference, Australia, February 2019 – CFP

AUSTRALIAN ASSOCATION FOR CARIBBEAN STUDIESCaribbean Meridians Female Orphan School, Parramatta South Campus Western Sydney University, February 7-9, 2019 Confirmed Speakers: Alexis Wright (University of Melbourne) Michael Bucknor (University of the West Indies at Mona) from the organizers:AACS conferences are interdisciplinary and papers on all topics are considered, including from the natural sciences. Recent conferences have taken the themes of ‘Land and Water’ (Wollongong,... Read more

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