‐ Home of the Best in Caribbean & Black British Writing ‐

Blog

Fortune with black gold...a writer’s explosive love letter to Trinidad

In 'Fortune with black gold...a writer’s explosive love letter to Trinidad', Ira Mathur interviews Amanda Smyth for the T&T Guardian.

This is a love letter to Trinidad. I come and go and not belong. Sitting in a house in Leamington, Trinidad’s landscape symbolises what I love and the connection I have to Trinidad. I saw the landscape as another character. The land is a canvas on which their longings play and are mirrored back to them. The characters see it differently, but the earth couldn't care less.

Read post

Off the Shelf: Oil and Love - interview with Amanda Smyth

Amanda Smyth was recently interviewed by The Big Issue in the North. In the magazine, she talks about the seeds of her latest novel, Fortune, and what drew her to tell this story:

Read post

Shara McCallum: I Love Myth

Opal Palmer Adisa has interviewed Shara McCallum on Opal's website. Speaking about the inspiration behind her latest book, No Ruined Stone, Shara says:

Read post

Join Opal Palmer Adisa and Donna "Aza" Weir-Soley for Caribbean Erotic 10th anniversary celebration on Caribbean Literature Day

Opal Palmer Adisa and Donna "Aza" Weir-Soley are hosting a 10th anniversary celebration event for their anthology, Caribbean Erotic, on Caribbean Literature Day. The Institute for Gender and Development Studies -Regional Coordinating Office at the University of the West Indies is hosting the event on 12 July 2021 at 7-8.30pm EST. Register now for the Zoom event to avoid missing out (it's free).

Read post

Inscribe Co-Director Kadija Sesay makes RSL Honorary Fellows list!

Kadija Sesay, Inscribe Co-Director, Publications Manager and Series Editor, has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature!

Kadija published SABLE LitMag for 15 years and is currently the co-founder of Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture & Sport in The Gambia and creator of the AfroPoeTree app.

Read post

Fortune makes LoveReading, Republic of Consciousness #BookOfTheMonth lists

Amanda Smyth's latest novel Fortune has been selected for Book of the Month lists by both LoveReading and the Republic of Consciousness.

Read post

Call for Submissions — Magma 82, Obsidian

Read post

Buy Comrade Sak with 25% off via Inside Croydon

Readers of Inside Croydon are currently eligible for a 25% discount on Marc Wadsworth's memoir of Indian Communist Shapurji Saklatvala, Comrade Sak.

Visit Inside Croydon for more information.

Read post

Peepal Tree Press joins Indies x Indies scheme to support bookshops

Indies x Indies is a campaign led by independent poetry publishers to support independent bookshops. Launching to coincide with Independent Bookshop Week the campaign will provide a specially curated list of top poetry titles at a special discount, along with an exciting local and online events programme and poetry themed POS and social media support available from publishers and poets to participating shops.

Read post

Stand Up to Racism urges MP to return Drax Hall Estate to Barbadians

Image: Drax Windmill & Drax Hall, Barbados, West Indies, Unknown author, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Read post

Pages

Share this article

‐ Home of the Best in Caribbean & Black British Writing ‐