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New audiobooks: Love the Dark Days joins Kitch, Prophets

Ira Mathur's stunning memoir Love the Dark Days has just hit Audible and the usual audiobook channels, joining Kitch by Anthony Joseph (available from Audible and i

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The Legacy of Derek Walcott: A Remembrance

Words by Olivier Stephenson

Photo by Ryan Loughlin on Unsplash

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Out of Many x Peepal Tree Press Upcoming Dates

Out of Many x Peepal Tree Press sees Jamaican writers take over our regular Peepal Tree Book Club from October through December.

Out of Many Festival is an initiative of the Jamaica Society in Leeds. Peepal Tree are proud partners in this festival.

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Marc Wadsworth celebrates centenary of Comrade Sak's election in Morning Star

In his article "Out for a revolution: Shapurji Saklatvala", Marc Wadsworth writes about the election of Shapurji Saklatvala, AKA "Comrade Sak".

One hundred years ago today, on November 15 1922, an Indian freedom fighter and communist was elected to the British Parliament as the Battersea Trades Council and Labour Party MP.

Read the article in full at the Morning Star.

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John Robert Lee curates Acalabash Caribbean Poetry Portfolio no. 13

In October, John Robert Lee curated Acalabash Caribbean Poetry Portfolio-13. The portfolio includes poems and artwork from across the Caribbean.

Featuring:

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Latest Reviews from September 2022

September has seen some great reviews for books young and old.

The View from Belmont

Review written by Cherie Jones for Facebook

The Dreaming

Review written by NGC Bocas Lit Fest for Trinidad Express

The Stranger Who Was Myself

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Jacqueline Bishop on telling Jamaican women's stories through flowers

Over at the Jamaica Observer, Jacqueline Bishop writes about the recent set of plates she has completed under the title The Market Woman's Story. She discusses her journey as an artist and how she uses local Caribbean flowers to tell Jamaican women's stories, such as in her first poetry collection, Fauna.

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PRH trial in America reveals Big 5's attitude to independent publishers

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As Penguin Random House's proposed merger with Simon & Schuster was scuppered in the US recently, it's perhaps timely to revisit one of the more interesting details of the case.

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Open Call – Empowered: Black and Global Majority Artists

Bradford Producing Hub presents, Empowered – a brand new, wide-spanning programme of projects, workshops and events focusing on artist and ally empowerment, training and development.

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Taking the Mic: Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965

Taking the Mic: Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965
Aesthetics, Activisms, Auralities
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK
Friday 18th November 2022
Book online

Keynote Speakers: Jay Bernard FRSL, Berlin and London and Kayo Chingonyi FRSL, Leeds

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