The line-up of authors for this year’s Calabash International Literary Festival includes poets Safiya Sinclair, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Ishion Hutchinson; novelist Tayari Jones; hip-hop artist Akala, and cultural analyst and UWI lecturer Isis Semaj Hall.
See the full line-up here.
Rachel Manley’s new novel, The Black Peacock, appeared in December 2017 from Cormorant Books. Ms. Manley has published extensively as a poet and memoirist; this is her first work of fiction. Quill and Quire says of the novel
Manley slowly unfurls a somewhat labyrinthine narrative, revealing the couple’s shared history – and secrets – in jerks and starts…. Otherwise, The Black Peacock tells an engaging story of a love affair in a state of suspended animation. Themes of grief, family, and the writing life course through a novel in which “living is just a long corridor of echoes.”
Read the full review here.