Place of birth
Place of residence
United States of America
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Curdella Forbes

Short biography
Curdella Forbes is a critically acclaimed Jamaican author.

She is the author of Songs of Silence (Heinemann 2002, 2010); Flying with Icarus and Other Stories (Walker Books 2003), a collection of stories for younger readers; A Permanent Freedom (Peepal Tree 2008) and Ghosts (Peepal Tree 2012); and an award-winning scholarly work, From Nation to Diaspora: Samuel Selvon, George Lamming and the Cultural Performance of Gender. Currently Professor of Caribbean Literature at Howard University, she lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.