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Tag Archives: literature

  1. The BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize and Award for Writers in the Caribbean

    The third annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival is calling all writers of fiction in the North American Diaspora and the Caribbean to submit their original fiction stories for their 2021 BCLF Short Fiction Story Contest. Up for grabs is the BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize and BLCF Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the […]

    April 14, 2021BooksNo comments
  2. Jael Joseph, the girl with the BIG idea

    As an immigrant in Canada Jael Joseph quickly realized in her early days in the North American country, that her ethnicity would play a great role in how she navigated life in this new locale.  She was part of the minority and even so, her heritage made her part of a smaller grouping within the […]

    April 5, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Lasana Sekou being studied at Catholic University of Chile

    St. Martin literature is being studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Hurricane Protocol by Lasana Sekou is the St. Martin poetry book that is being studied for the course on “Afro-Caribbean Literature and Music,” taught by Prof. Thomas […]

    March 26, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  4. ‘Caribbean Literature Day – July 12, 2021,’ by Lasana M. Sekou

    From one end of the archipelago to the next, and apart from single author book releases, there are two literary events that arguably open the way to the crush of Caribbean literature festivals in the first half of the year. The International Book Fair of Havana in February, though COVID-19-cancelled in 2021, sets the pace […]

    March 24, 2021BooksNo comments
  5. Marsha Sewdass reignites women with life coaching and new book

    Life Coach, educator, consultant and motivational speaker Marsha Sewdass is helping the women of her native T&T and beyond in becoming empowered and achieving their highest potential via her unique brand of life coaching and her latest book entitled ‘The Best is Yet to Come: Don’t Waste a Day!‘. A self-described realist Marsha incorporates a […]

    March 18, 2021BooksNo comments
  6. WITHOUT REMORSE — Michael B. Jordan, Amazon (Espionage)

    Director: Stefano Sollima Writers: Taylor Sheridan, Will Staples, Taylor Sheridan Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell

    March 12, 2021Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. Jamaica’s Natanyah takes ‘Night Table’ to the masses

    Caribbean-Canadian Natanyah Peterkin has released her new book ‘Night Table‘ to the international market. Night Table, is a collection of provocatively written poetry that is both soul-stretching and sensually awakening. This book of erotic, enticing poetry is geared towards arousing all of its readers’ senses as well as inspiring a deeper feeling of desire. The […]

    March 4, 2021BooksNo comments
  8. Shadow and Bone – Netflix

    Based on The Grisha Trilogy and the Six of Crows Duology both written by Leigh Bardugo

    March 4, 2021Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  9. Linda M. Deane Takes Top Prize at the 23rd FCLE Awards

    Linda M. Deane took the $10,000 top prize at the 23rd Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Competition. Her collection of poems, “An Ocean Away; My Mother Smiling: Tales of Migration and Memory” beat out more than 60 other entries to take the top spot in the long-running Central Bank of Barbados-sponsored writing contest. Deane’s win was […]

    February 19, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Charles Matz, author, renaissance scholar, dies at 96 – by Lasana M. Sekou

    Poet, renaissance scholar, dramaturge, novelist Charles Matz died at his home in Southampton, New York on February 12, 2021. He was 96. He leaves his children, Margaret Matz (architect, New York), Charles “Carlino” Matz III (professor, NYIT; architect, New Jersey), and Clare Ann Matz (multimedia artist, film director, Italy). He also leaves Antonio Lai da […]

    February 19, 2021BooksNo comments
  11. What’s New at ArtsEtc: IndyList, Reviews, Blogs, Poetry & More

    Hi, everyone… How’re we doing these days? It’s a fair question, now we’re nearing the end of 2020 with a possibly brighter yet no less troubled 2021 at the gates. There are many questions about the efficacy of our political systems. So much of life is a matter of perspective. Is she tall or he small? Is the […]

    December 21, 2020Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  12. ‘Writing your book’ By Roslyn Franken

    When doing author presentations about my book, Meant to Be, people often ask me afterwards, “How did you write your book?”  I answer, “Why do you ask?” and inevitably they tell me that they too have an inspirational story they want to share but have no idea how to write a book or even get started. What I discovered […]

    December 11, 2020BooksNo comments
  13. THE WITCHES (2020) fea. Chris Rock with Octavia Spencer & Anne Hathaway

    Based on Roald Dahl’s 1983 classic book ‘The Witches‘, the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches!

    October 8, 2020Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. Game of Thrones Prequel: Trailer (HBO) – House of the Dragon

    House of the Dragon is Game of Thrones successor show based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, a history of House Targaryen set 300 years before the events in GoT. Although the show will not air before the year of 2022 HBO did give us a first taste of it with the release of […]

    September 29, 2020Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. WARRIOR NUN: Toya Turner, Alba Baptista & Lorena Andrea

    A young woman wakes up with a divine artifact in her back, and gets caught in a war between the forces of Heaven and Hell.

    June 19, 2020Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Drama Series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Debuts on HBO This August

    HBO’s new drama series, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff of the same name, debuts this August. The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow […]

    May 20, 2020BooksNo comments
  17. BARBADOS-BASED AUTHOR INSISTS VISION BOARDING CHANNELS SUCCESS

    An author is telling aspiring Barbadian women to use the method of vision boarding to ensure their success for 2020. Nekisha Prince-Haynes is a wife and mother who was born and raised in Guyana but now resides here in Barbados. She is the creator of the publication – Your Client Is Not Your Friend. She […]

    February 6, 2020Books, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Author Opal C. Meeks Releases Her First Book “Unlocking the Wealth Code”

    For 2020 single mom, author and entrepreneur Opal Meeks has found a unique way to channel tough lessons from challenging experiences of the past into resolutions she believes, will make it easier for others to succeed. With the launch of her new website vybefree.com and success blueprint “Unlocking the Wealth Code” her primary goal is […]

    January 28, 2020BooksNo comments
  19. Two Barbadians in the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship finals

    During Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Caribbean Development Bank congratulated 22 startups who reached the final stage of the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP).  The Bank continues to push for Caribbean economic transformation through digital innovation and supports CTEP in its virtual incubator and accelerator programme. CTEP, aimed at stimulating technology entrepreneurship in the Caribbean and […]

    December 2, 2019Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  20. ‘Dolittle’ – Robert Downey Jr.with Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani, Selena Gomez, and more.

    A physician (Robert Downey Jr.) finds out he can talk to his animal patients. Also stars Tom Holland, Michael Sheen, Rami Malek, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Marion Cotillard, Kumail Nanjiani, Selena Gomez, and more.

    October 20, 2019Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. ‘Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn’

    After the Joker and her end things, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) joins up with Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) to save a young girl from Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).

    October 6, 2019Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. ‘The Rhythm Section’ (Adaptation) with Jude Law & Blake Lively

    A woman (Blake Lively) finds out her family’s death wasn’t an accident. ‘The Rhythm Section‘ releases on January 31, 2020.

    September 19, 2019Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. ‘Nomad’ by Yvonne Weekes at Barbados’ Central Bank salon next week; heads to Trinidad for Carifesta 2019

    Nomad by Yvonne Weekes, published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), will launch in Barbados on August 13, by the country’s prestigious Frank Collymore Literary Endowment foundation, said HNP president Jacqueline Sample. In Nomad, Weekes opens her nomadic experiences in ways “which i nvva see before,” said world-renowned poet Kamau Brathwaite. The gritty and […]

    August 9, 2019Books, FeaturedNo comments
  24. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN JOINS ‘HANDS ACROSS THE SEA’

    Thousands of primary and secondary school children in six Eastern Caribbean countries are getting a greater chance of improving their reading skills through a touch from Hands Across the Sea, a non-profit organisation focused on advancing literacy levels of children in the region. Recently, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank strengthened that support with a US $25,000 […]

    July 31, 2019BooksNo comments
  25. “Hard” Sci Fi Movie: ‘Ad Astra’ with Tommy Lee Jones & Brad Pitt

    An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

    July 22, 2019Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments