Author of Barbadian Descent in Island for Book Signing on Poetic Views of Racism
Jewel Allison is a fresh new voice exploding in the literary and public speaking arenas. She is a poet/public speaker/former model/actress/spoken word artist/activist and author of her critically acclaimed poetry book “Stealing Peace”.
Ms. Allison is quickly becoming as well known as poets Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou. Ms. Allison was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York from a Barbadian father and an American mother.
She is affectionately rooted to the Caribbean, as illustrated in her work by frequent references to the Caribbean.
No one speaks about such sensitive issues as world peace, Caribbean and African culture, and diversity with the joy and optimism of author Jewel Allison.
- Award winning journalist, Herb Boyd of The New York Amsterdam News wrote; “This ability to fuse compassion, love and peace with a searing political perspective is Jewel’s forte, one that with each poem in the book gains fresh intensity, all with the purpose of elevating us all to another plateau of love and humanity.”
Warmly embraced by the Caribbean community, Ms. Allison’s “Stealing Peace” is well recognized by the Caribbean press as well.
- “Powerful” ***Caribbean Life***
- “A talented writer/poet” ***The New York Carib News***
Ms. Allison was a guest on the leading radio station in New York, WBLS -FM, on the number one Caribbean radio show with Barbadian born DJ Dahved Levy. The two came together and Ms. Allison gave a riveting spoken word broadcast. She has also appeared on the popular New York City program “Caribbean Images”.
The poet proudly embraces her Barbadian heritage and has many ties to Barbados through friends, family and colleagues. It is for this reason that Ms. Allison is scheduled to start her world book tour in Barbados, the country that she spiritually refers to as home.
She’ll be arriving in Barbados from the 6th of December through to the 6th of January.
The book tour shall also finish up in Barbados a year later, 6th December 2011, where she would have covered many of the world’s countries.