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  1. Third printing for “Golden Voices of S’maatin” by Ruby Bute

    The new printing of Golden Voices of S’maatin by Ruby Bute is available here at the Silk Cotton Grove Art Gallery, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers. The poetry book is in its third printing. “I am happy with the quality and content … the same as the previous two. I am […]

    July 22, 2021BooksNo comments
  2. ‘Africa in My Skin’ by Dominican Republic poet Rafael Nino Féliz, published as trilingual edition

    África en mi piel / Africa in My Skin / L’Afrique dans la peau by Rafael Nino Féliz has just been published by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). The poems, in the original Spanish, with the English and French translations in one book, are strung together like invitations to the Dominican Republic and the other […]

    June 18, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  3. CDB Opens Call for Youth Spoken Word Contest

    The Caribbean Development Bank is inviting youth between the ages of 10 to 29 years old to enter their spoken word competition with original entries focused on the subject of innovation in education. The application deadline is May 31, 2021. More details can be found at http://bit.ly/cdbyouth2021

    May 21, 2021Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. Dominican Poet, Tamara Lowe, First Act on 2021 Bocas Lit Fest Virtual Stage

    Tamara Lowe, a poet from the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, kicked off the annual Bocas Lit Fest with her poem “To You Who Love Him.” She was the first in a packed lineup of Regional authors, poets and spoken word artists to perform at the 2021 staging of the annual three-day event presented by […]

    May 7, 2021BooksNo comments
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. From St. Martin to Cancún: Tourism poetry of Lasana Sekou under critical microscope in Mexico

    Literary critic David Anuar has placed Lasana Sekou’s poetry about tourism under a microscope in the new edition of the Mexican cultural journal, Tropo a la uña, said Jacqueline Sample of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). “Lasana Sekou: turismo e inautenticidad del ser,” roughly translated as “Lasana Sekou: tourism and inauthenticity of being,” is the […]

    April 2, 2018BooksNo comments
  8. “Liviticus” by Kamau Brathwaite opens CARIFESTA Symposium book launch series

    Liviticus by Kamau Brathwaite will be launched at the Walcott Warner Theatre, UWI, Cave Hill, on Saturday, August 19, at 10 A.M., according to the CARIFESTA Symposium. The celebrated Barbadian poet is 87 and “Liviticus opens the CARIFESTA XIII Symposium book launch series,” said Lasana M. Sekou of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) — Brathwaite’s […]

    August 15, 2017Books, Breaking News, Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. ‘Liviticus’ by Kamau Brathwaite, new book by distinguished Barbadian poet

    At age 87, the distinguished Caribbean poet/scholar offers up Liviticus, his newest poetry book, published here in June by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said Lasana M. Sekou of the indie press. Liviticus is “a monument to sorrow that cherishes our origins as we live our lives of Modern distraction,” according to Garrett Hongo, the […]

    July 3, 2017Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  10. “GOOD-BYE, DEREK WALCOTT!” – DAVID COMISSIONG

    One of my absolute favourite poems is Derek Walcott’s “The Schooner Flight“– the opening poem in the Walcott collection entitled “The Star-Apple Kingdom“. This classic Walcott poem is an extended meditation on the predicament and promise of our Caribbean Civilization as manifested in the tragic life story of “Shabine“- a “red nigger who love the […]

    March 20, 2017Books, FeaturedNo comments
  11. 26 writers in new Virgin Islands book, launches in Tortola for Heritage Week 2016

    Where I See the Sun – Contemporary Poetry in the Virgin Islands, A New Anthology Edited by Lasana M. Sekou, launched in Tortola, Virgin Islands (VI) over the weekend, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). The book of 26 poets and spoken word artists from Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost […]

    November 21, 2016BooksNo comments
  12. Legendary singer Leonard Cohen, 82, dies

    Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is dead, according to an official social media entry. Originally from Montreal in Canada – the highly respected artist was best known for his poetic and lyrical music, Cohen wrote a number of popular songs including the often-covered “Hallelujah,” used in the grim super hero film “The Watchmen” as well “Bird On […]

    November 13, 2016Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. “Memory, Identity, and Immortality in the Caribbean” By Michela A. Calderaro

    Caribbean literature has been gaining stature and critical attention beyond its territorial boundaries, not only in countries whose people speak the Caribbean languages but also in such countries as my Italy. In Italy the study of Caribbean literature, culture and history is part of university curricula, and more and more high school teachers are introducing […]

    August 21, 2016BooksNo comments
  14. BEYONCÉ’S “LEMONADE” PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO ON JUNE 17

    HBO will exclusively air Beyoncé’s Lemonade for one night only on June 17 at 21hrs. Beyoncé has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and won 20 Grammys(r), and the 60-minute HBO special presentation accompanies the megastar’s sixth studio album released earlier this year. Heralded an extraordinary visual masterpiece and Beyoncé’s best work to-date, Lemonade […]

    June 7, 2016MusicNo comments
  15. Caribbean Fine Art Fair Barbados 2016 opens March 9

    The 6th Edition of Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair – Barbados will open on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Divi Southwinds Resort with a Gala Reception from 6-9 pm, featuring opening remarks by Barbados Minister of Culture, Sport and Youth, Stephen Lashley. Kenneth “Black” Blackman, Ras Bongo Congo I, Ras Ilix Heartman, David “Guru” McClean, […]

    February 4, 2016Breaking News, Featured, GalleriesNo comments
  16. WANTED: Poems for the New Virgin Islands Book of Poetry, “Where I See the Sun”

    Calling “All poets and spoken word artists from the Virgin Islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke), including those studying or living abroad, to submit up to five poems” for a new poetry book to be published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). “Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in the […]

    December 16, 2015BooksNo comments
  17. Haitians hear Anguillian poet Lexus Ryan perform at CARIFESTA 2015

    Lexus Ryan, one of the poets from the book Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla performed his poetry in Haiti at CARIFESTA 2015, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Ryan is one of Anguilla’s busiest poets and the edition of Where I See The Sun published by […]

    September 11, 2015CultureNo comments
  18. St. Martin poet Rochelle Ward guest at Dominica’s literary festival 2015

    Rochelle Ward continues to spread her poetic wings by reciting her poetry abroad, most recently at Dominica’s Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair 2015, said Lasana M. Sekou of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). The St. Martin poet started off her visit as a featured reader at the festival’s opening on August 6. “I’m […]

    August 18, 2015BooksNo comments
  19. Haiti will host the 12th edition of CARIFESTA, Caribbean Festival of Arts, August 21st to 30th

    CARIFESTA, which is the largest cultural and artistic event in the Caribbean, has fused all forms of expression of Latin America and the Caribbean since 1972. As a result, it has become a major multicultural and international event that increasingly attracts countries from other continents. The Caribbean is a meeting place for people around the […]

    August 13, 2015Culture1 comment
  20. “FOUR BAJAN LIVING LEGENDS” by CLEMENT PAYNE MOVEMENT

    In just a few months time Barbados will be celebrating its 50th year of Independence. I would therefore like – at this time – to urge the people, organisations, and Government of Barbados to make an effort to identify and catalogue the various “resources” that Barbados possesses, and to resolve to fully deploy and utilize […]

    August 5, 2015Books, Featured1 comment
  21. The Adulterous Citizen goes island-hopping: Caribbean, Europe, Asia with India’s stellar writer Tishani Doshi

    The Adulterous Citizen by Tishani Doshi, the award-winning writer from India, has already gone half way around the world since its Caribbean publication here in June 2015. House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP) launched the new book of poems, stories, and essays by Tishani Doshi at the opening ceremony of the St. Martin Book Fair, attended […]

    July 26, 2015BooksNo comments
  22. “Think and Know: Where I See the Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla” by Faizah Tabasamu

    Refreshment. Revolution. Remembrance. If you think you know the heart of Anguilla, maybe you don’t. This euphonious collection of multigenerational voices in the new anthology Where I See the Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla (2015) is the buffet readers – both local and international – will enjoy during their morning reflections. It is the […]

    June 24, 2015BooksNo comments
  23. Rochelle Ward represents St. Martin writers at Book Fair 2015; opening ceremony at new Media Tech center in Marigot

    Rochelle Ward has been selected to represent the island’s writers and authors at the 13th annual St. Martin Book Fair, June 4 – 6, 2015, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Ward also writes under the name Faizah Tabasamu, and has been published in the recent book, Where I See The […]

    June 2, 2015BooksNo comments
  24. 20-odd writers from India to Brazil to St. Lucia, heading for 13th annual St. Martin Book Fair 2015

    The 13th annual St. Martin Book Fair is set for June 4 – 6, 2015, said Shujah Reiph, book fair coordinator and president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation (CLF). Novelists, poets, historians, scholars, drama and performance word artists from India, UK, Brazil, St. Lucia, the USA, to name a few places, “are heading our way,” said […]

    May 13, 2015BooksNo comments
  25. “A Night of Poetry and Fiction” presented in conjunction w/Texas A&M University; Callaloo Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters & UWI’s Faculty of Humanities and Education, Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature

    Ravi Howard received the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in 2008 for the novel Like Trees, Walking, a fictionalized account of a true story, the 1981 lynching of a black teenager in Mobile, Alabama. Howard was a finalist for both the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction in […]

    May 11, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments