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Carcanet presents Radical Normalisation by Celia A. Sorhaindo, with John Robert Lee in discussion

Join our friends at Carcanet in celebrating the launch of Radical Normalisation, the debut collection by Celia A Sorhaindo on 28 September at 7pm BST! Hosting the reading will be Peepal Tree poet John Robert Lee, joining Celia to discuss the poems. £2 tickets are available, and Caribbean residents are invited to join the event for free (see below). Audience members will also have the opportunity to ask their own questions, and can read along with the text during the event.

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Paper Based bestsellers list includes Love the Dark Days and The Dreaming

Independent bookshop Paper Based shares its top-selling Caribbean titles with the Trinidad Express, covering the past month. For September that list includes two Peepal Tree Press books:

1. The Bread the Devil Knead, by Lisa Allen-Agostini

2. Pleasantview, by Celeste Mohammed

3. The Dreaming, by Andre Bagoo

4. Love the Dark Days, by Ira Mathur

5. The Mark of Cane, by Ken Jaikaransingh

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2022 SI Leeds Literary Prize shortlist announced

As partners in the SI Leeds Literary Prize, we are delighted to announce the six shortlisted books for the 2022 prize as follows:

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Peepal Tree writers at Manchester Literature Festival

A number of Peepal Tree authors are appearing at the upcoming Manchester Literature Festival next month. Check out these incredible events and book your tickets while you still can. 

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Creative Conversations with Barbara Jenkins

Creative Conversations with Barbara Jenkins
Date and time: Monday 26 September 2022, 1-2pm BST
Venue: University Chapel, Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Price: Free
Book online

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Disruptive Voices with Shivanee Ramlochan and Victoria Kennefick

Headline Reading: Disruptive Voices with Shivanee Ramlochan and Victoria Kennefick
Sylvia Plath Literary Festival
Date and time: Sunday 23 October 2022, 7-10pm
Prices: £10 / £8 locals / £5 concessions (plus 8.4% booking fee)
Venue: The Waterfront Hall, West Yorkshire, HX7 7BY
Book online

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The launch of The Mystic Masseur's Wife

17 August 2022, 6pm AST on Zoom 

Featuring Tyrone Ali, Bhoe Tewarie, Victoria Chang, Renuka Anandjit, Sue-Ann Barratt, the online book launch of J. Vijay Maharaj's The Mystic Masseur's Wife is taking place tonight at 6pm.

 

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No Ruined Stone up for Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award

We are very excited to share that Shara McCallum's No Ruined Stone is a nominee for a 2022 Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award. The winner will be announced in October, and we are crossing our fingers for Shara!

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Roger Robinson appears in photos by Johnny Pitts

A new series of photos by Johny Pitts shines a light on communities and subcultures that have all too often been overlooked. Huck Magazine takes a closer look:

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John Robert Lee curates Acalabash Caribbean Poetry Portfolio-10

In July, John Robert Lee curated Acalabash Caribbean Poetry Portfolio-10. The portfolio includes poems and artwork from across the Caribbean.

Featuring:

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