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Report on the launch of Kumina Queen by Monica Minott

If one was to believe in stereotypes, accounting would seem the profession least likely to produce a poet. Yet, Monica Minott, accountant by day, has been steadily and quietly crafting her poetry and gaining a modicum of attention since winning the Small Axe Poetry Prize in 2009. Her recently unearthed collection Kumina Queen makes a great account of her place among contemporary Jamaican poets.

Read the full report at Susumba.

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Dorothea Smartt features in ArtsEtc's 2016 Independence Reading List

ArtsEtc's 2016 Independence Reading List includes the following titles:

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Jennifer Rahim story translated to Spanish!

Jennifer Rahim’s story 'Sea' has been translated into Spanish by Maria Grau Perejoan et al. and published in the University of Barcelona's journal, Blue Gum. This is an exciting moment for us, as we hope to see more of our authors' works translated for overseas markets.

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#WATCH: Vladimir Lucien reads poem 'Basil' in Amsterdam

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Respects to New Beacon at 50

RESPECTS TO NEW BEACON AT 50

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ReadCaribbean brings Caribbean writers to Miami Book Fair 2016

True to its name, the Miami International Book Fair is keep its eye on vistas beyond its own shores, and we're thrilled to see a slew of Caribbean writers on show throughout the programme.

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Esther Phillips picks up NIFCA prize and Governor General's Award

Esther Phillips' collection Leaving Atlantis just won two awards! It picked up a gold award in the professional category of the NIFCA Literary Competition in Barbados, as well as the Governor General's Award for Excellence. Congratulations, Esther!

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Writing on the Arts: A Workshop for Caribbean Culture Journalists

The British Council, working in partnership with the Bocas Lit Fest, based in Trinidad and Tobago, and the Department of Literatures in English at the University of

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SI Leeds Literary prize announces winner

We are delighted to announce the awards for the SI Leeds Literary Prize for unpublished fiction by Black and Asian women:

1st Place: Amita Murray - Marmite and Mango Chutney
2nd Place: Winnie M Li - Dark Chapter
3rd Place: Jamilah Ahmed - Recognising Strangers

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Malika Booker: How We Sing Our Bodies

Ilkley Literature Festival
Date: Friday 14th October
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Ilkley Playhouse - Wharfeside
Price: £6.00/£4.00 concessions

Part of the A Man’s Place? Festival Strand.

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