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Book Bag Issue 9: Mervyn Morris Speaks

Susumba's Book Bag Issue 9 - Cover Image by William Abbott

Ingrid Persaud's 'Sweet Sop' Reaps Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Caribbean

Ingrid Persaud reaps Commonwealth Regional Prize with 'Sweet Sop'

Ingrid Persaud’s ‘Sweet Sop’ has reaped the Caribbean Regional Award in the 2017 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.

Book Bag Issue 8: The Fiction Edition

Susumba's Book Bag Issue 8 - Cover Image by William Abbott

Olive Senior’s The Pain Tree Brings Full Breadth of Concerns

Olive Senior reads from The Pain Tree

A sense of something monumental coloured the night air and energy flowed through the UWI, Mona’s undercroft recently, as renowned Jamaican author Olive Senior prepared to launch her 17th book, The Pain Tree, a collection of short stories.

UK Lecturer Shines Light on Caribbean Short Fiction in 7th Edward Baugh Lecture

James Proctor, Lecturer, New Castle University delivers 7th Edward Baugh Lecture

Comedian Blakka Ellis likes to declare that he may be short, but he is short of nothing. In a similar vein, although the form he explored was the short story, Dr. James Proctor’s lecture was a deep and insightful foray into the works of some of the Caribbean’s seminal writers.