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Latest reviews: Nicholas Laughlin and Tiphanie Yanique

Check out two new reviews: of Tiphanie Yanique's Wife and Nicholas Laughlin's The Strange Years of My Life.

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A round-up of our latest reviews

Firstly, we have three reviews of Wife by Tiphanie Yanique.

The first is by Martyn Crucefix for martyncrucefix.com on Tuesday 30 August:

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Fantastic reviews in Caribbean Beat

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#RayRecommends Tiphanie Yanique

Raymond Antrobus talks about the Forward Prize and Tiphanie Yanique's debut collection, Wife.

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Geoffrey Philp and Reggae Aesthetics

In the latest issue of Miranda, the online journal of the English Department of the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, Eric Doumerc examines the reggae aesthetics of Geoffey Philp's poetry. This article focuses on the influence of reggae on Geoffrey Philp's poetry through the concept of 'versioning' ('creative recycling'), a cultural practice which goes back to the roots of reggae.

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The Whale House, reviewed by Shivanee Ramlochan for Caribbean Beat

Caribbean Beat's wonderful Caribbean Bookshelf column by Shivanee Ramlochan (March/April 2016) features a new review of Sharon Millar's collection of short stories, The Whale House.

Here's a brief excerpt:

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Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2016)

Tanya Shirley’s new collection of poems, The Merchant of Feathers is reviewed in full in this month’s selection from Caribbean Beat, the fantastic in flight magazine of Caribbean Airlines.

Shivanee Ramlochan, Bookshelf editor writes:

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BuzzFeed lists Closure in 22 Brilliant New Books You Should Read This Autumn

We are delighted to report that Closure, our latest short story anthology from Inscribe has made this influential list. BuzzFeed said:

"A collection of stories from black and minority ethnic British authors, thematically united by unexpected endings. Featuring stories from Monica Ali, Dinesh Angelo Allirajah, Muli Amaye, Lynne E. Blackwood, Judith Bryan, Tariq Mehmood, Karen Onojaife, Leone Ross, Seni Seneviratne, Ayesha Siddiqi, and many others."

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The Whale House and other stories

Check out the excellent review of Sharon Millar's collection The Whale House and other stories at Dundee University Review of the Arts (DURA):

'The Whale House is a well crafted portrait of a culture that is likely unfamiliar, as well as an exploration of personal and national identity, the uncanny yet familiar, and feminist themes that are forceful without ever being presumptuous. Overall, it is a well-balanced, clever collection which is pleasant to read, in no small part due to Millar’s expert ability to build-up atmosphere.'

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