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Pepperpot

Pepperpot is the inaugural publication of Peekash Press, a joint imprint of Caribbean literature by Akashic Books (Brooklyn) and Peepal Tree Press (Leeds, UK). In collaboration with the Commonwealth Writers, the British Council, the Kingston Book Festival, and CaribLit, Akashic and Peepal Tree -- already recognized as publishers of high-quality Caribbean literature -- further their commitment to writers from the region with this exciting new imprint.

£7.99

Author(s)
Sharon Millar, Barbara Jenkins, Sharon Leach, Kevin Baldeosingh, Ezekel Alan, Heather Barker, Garfield Ellis, Joanne C. Hillhouse, Kevin Jared Hosein, Ivory Kelly, Janice Lynn Mather, Kimmisha Thomas, Dwight Thompson
ISBN
9781845232375
Pages
224
Price
£7.99
Classification
Anthologies, Fiction, Short Stories
Setting
Antigua and Barbuda, Pan Caribbean, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica
Date published
1 Apr 2014

Pepperpot is the inaugural publication of Peekash Press, a joint imprint of Caribbean literature by Akashic Books (Brooklyn) and Peepal Tree Press (Leeds, UK). In collaboration with the Commonwealth Writers, the British Council, the Kingston Book Festival, and CaribLit, Akashic and Peepal Tree -- already recognized as publishers of high-quality Caribbean literature -- further their commitment to writers from the region with this exciting new imprint. Pepperpot gathers the very best Caribbean entries to the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, including a mix of established and up-and-coming writers from islands throughout the Caribbean.

Featuring short fiction by: 
Sharon Millar (Trinidad & Tobago)
Dwight Thompson (Jamaica)
Kevin Baldeosingh, (Trinidad & Tobago) 
Ivory Kelly (Belize)
Barbara Jenkins (Trinidad & Tobago) 
Sharon Leach (Jamaica)
Joanne C. Hillhouse (Antigua & Barbuda)
Ezekel Alan (Jamaica)
Heather Barker (Barbados)
Janice Lynn Mather (Bahamas) 
Kimmisha Thomas (Jamaica) 
Kevin Jared Hosein (Trinidad & Tobago)
Garfield Ellis (Jamaica)

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Kimmisha Thomas

Kimmisha Thomas is a native of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. A lover of words and language since childhood, she has studied creative writing with the likes of Mervyn Morris and Wayne Brown. Thomas has published short fiction and poetry in a number of Jamaican newspapers. For four years she worked to instill her passion for words in Jamaican children, and currently teaches in Japan.

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Janice Lynn Mather

Janice Lynn Mather is a Bahamian writer who holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, and has published in journals and anthologies such as Tongues of the Ocean, A Sudden and Violent Change, and We Have a Voice. Her writing has been short-listed for the 2011 Small Axe Literary Competition and the 2012 and 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She lives in Vancouver, BC, but will always be a Nassau gal.

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Ivory Kelly

Ivory Kelly is the author of Point of Order: Poetry and Prose (Ramos Publishing, 2009). Her works have also appeared in several Belizean anthologies, including The Alchemy of Words, Vol. 2 (2008); Treasures of a Century (2005); Memories, Dreams, and Nightmares, Vol. 2 (2002); and She (2001). Kelly grew up in Sittee River Village, Belize. She currently lives in Belmopan and teaches in the English department at the University of Belize.

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Kevin Jared Hosein

Kevin Jared Hosein currently resides in Trinidad and Tobago. He is the 2015 Caribbean regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for his entry, “The King of Settlement 4”. In 2013, he wrote and illustrated his first book, Littletown Secrets, which was named the best children’s book of 2013 by the Trinidad Guardian.

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Joanne C. Hillhouse

Joanne C. Hillhouse is the Antiguan and Barbudan author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Oh Gad!, and the children’s book Fish Outta Water. Her fiction has also been featured in In the Black; So the Nailhead Bend, So the Story End; and For Women: In Tribute to Nina Simone. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Caribbean Writer, Womanspeak, Columbia Review, Mythium, Calabash, MaComère, and POUi. Visit jhohadli.wordpress.com for more information.

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Garfield Ellis

Garfield Ellis is a two-time James Michener Fellow to the Caribbean Writers Institute (1992, 1993), two-time winner of the Una Marson Prize for Adult Literature (1997, 2000) and the Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for Short Fiction (2000, 2005), and also won the 1990 Heinemann/Lifestyle Short Story Competition. He is the author of Flaming Hearts and Other Stories, Wake Rasta and Other Stories, Such As I Have, and For Nothing at All. Ellis lives and works in Jamaica.

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Heather Barker

Heather Barker was born in the United Kingdom. In 2010 she was a finalist in Barbados’ foremost literary prize, the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment, and in 2008 she received the George Lamming Prize for Literary Excellence for the short story “Letter to Dee.” Her work has been published in The Truth About Oranges and Other Works: A Winning Words Anthology.

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Ezekel Alan

Ezekel Alan is a native of Jamaica. He currently works as an international consultant in Asia, where he lives with his wife and kids, has a good, reliable dog, and enjoys a satisfyingly abundant supply of sweet, juicy mangoes.

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Dwight Thompson

Dwight Thompson is a Jamaican working in Japan as an English teacher. His work has appeared in the Montego Bay Western Mirror and Caribbean Writer, where he won the Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize. One of his stories was also short-listed for a prize in the 2012 Small Axe Literary Competition.

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Barbara Jenkins

Barbara Jenkins was born in Trinidad. She studied at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and at the University College, Cardiff. She married a fellow student, and they continued to live in Wales through the whole decade of the sixties. In the early seventies they returned to Trinidad.

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Sharon Millar

Sharon Millar is a graduate of the Lesley University MFA program and is a past student of the late Wayne Brown.

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Kevin Baldeosingh

Kevin Baldeosingh was born in 1963 in Trinidad. He was educated at the University of the West Indies, where he also got a BA. He is a novelist and newspaper columnist. He writes two weekly newspaper columns: a satirical column in the Weekend Independent and a slightly sarcastic one for the Trinidad Express.

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Sharon Leach

Sharon Leach is a Jamaican writer and essayist, born in Kingston. In addition to being a featured columnist for the Jamaica Observer, she is the coordinator and editor of that publication’s weekly literary arts supplement, “Bookends”. Her fiction has appeared in several journals, including: Jamaica Journal, Caribbean Writing Today and, most recently, AfroBeat Journal.

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