Barbadian Author seen as Catalyst for Literary Revival of Barbados: Orlando Marville hailed at Art Splash, Hastings

{SEATED} Sydney Simmons & {MIC} Orlando Marville answering queries from the appreciative readers

{SEATED} Sydney Simmons & {MIC} Orlando Marville answering queries from the appreciative readers

Not too long ago, we mentioned that the Adult Fairy Tales of Orlando Marville with “The Prissy Princess” is soon available for the discerning Bajan to buy and read… Well, there was a launch at the Art Splash in Hastings celebrating the lighter side of the Barbadian Author.

Sydney Simmons was the emcee, who was kept awake into the wee hours by the charm of the retelling of popular stories like Cinderella, who is now Cindi Arela and her penalty for late night derring-do has unexpected consequences as Sydney was ecstatic to share {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR AUDIO CLIP};-

At one o’clock in the morning Sydney laughed so hard his wife wanted to know what was so amusing and he shared the book with her and started her in merriment too.

Then broadcaster and actor Tony Thompson rendered a sinister delivery of the mysterious fate of a popular Nursery Rhyme character {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR AUDIO CLIP};-

Tony {BY MIC} appeared in the popular Bajan film "HIT FOR SIX" and performed in Bridgetown & Toronto in dramatisations of Austin 'Tom' Clarke's novel, "The Polished Hoe"

Tony {BY MIC} appeared in the popular Bajan film "HIT FOR SIX" and performed in Bridgetown & Toronto in dramatisations of Austin 'Tom' Clarke's novel, "The Polished Hoe"

In “Humpty Dumpty,” it is vehemently debated if the delicate literary icon’s fate was suicide, murder or accident – in this extract, which is via permission of Author & Publisher, Tony analyses part of the whodunit…

When I myself read that story, it brought back memories of Tony BLIAR and the Hutton Inquiry which destroyed BBC’s credibility, and the confusion over the real fate of the scientist Dr David Kelly who wanted to come clean on the possibility of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Baghdad – but Orlando stoutly denied any connection to his retelling and the political intrigue of UK at that time when Iraq was invaded by Dubya {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR AUDIO CLIP};-

Political also-ran Taan Abed and Canadian investor Bob Verdun were some of the people who took time to savour Barbados' literary landscape

Political also-ran Taan Abed and Canadian investor Bob Verdun were some of the people who took time to savour Barbados' literary landscape

The Bajan author, like any diplomat worth their salt, refuses to associate his work with any International dispute of such a large dimension.

Carol Pitt of Caribbean Chapters during the Q & A segment revealed there are plans to create an audio-book version of “The Prissy Princess,” and this would be on CD – maybe an ensemble approach for recording the book?

Then one of Orlando’s friends, Ansoki MacIntosh, made a mini-review of the other tome “Children of the Shadows,” which speaks to a Barbadian’s experience in Africa and watching child soldiers not only demolish lives but be demolished in losing their childhood and force-riped into beasts they were never meant to be… Ansoki notes such depth and differences in Orlando’s published viewpoints make him want to write a book or two as well.

{BY MIC} Ansoki MacIntosh makes impassioned analysis of Orlando's works and urging crowd to write as well

{BY MIC} Ansoki MacIntosh makes impassioned analysis of Orlando's works and urging crowd to write as well

So you can see what a complete departure from that book to The Prissy Princess, it speaks to Orlando’s versatility! Make sure to get your copy now before they disappear like when an amphibian is osculated into Royalty, or are they? Read the book – review coming very soon!

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