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The Witchbroom archives

Lawrence Scott’s archives of his first novel Witchbroom are now at UWI in Trinidad.

YA time x 2

Special and very different: two award-winning YA novels spanning the Caribbean (and beyond) are now out.

Review of Honychurch’s Maroons of Dominica book

“As well as a valuable history of Afro-Atlantic slave custom and revolt, In the Forests of Freedom celebrates the beauty of rural Dominica…” says Ian …

Mosquito Bounce

Jane Grell’s Mosquito Bounce is a book of poems for primary school children. It’s rich, riotous and rhythmic. For inspiring participation and self-expression at home, in the classroom or playground. 

Canouan Suite

Canouan Suite and Other Pieces is a gorgeous new book from Philip Nanton with art to complement the text. As Stewart Brown, co-editor of the …

Review of Scott’s Leaving by Plane

Review by Keith Jardim in Wasafiri magazine of Lawrence Scott’s memorable Leaving by Plane Swimming back Underwater

White River Blues

Just out: White River Blues is the latest collection of poems by Jane Ulysses Grell and brings together work from three decades.

Gone to Drift

Gone to Drift by the award-winning Jamaican author Diana McCaulay was published on lucky 29 February (a leap of dolphins perhaps).

Gone to Drift

To celebrate the publication of Gone to Drift, author and environmental activist Diana McCaulay answers some questions about why she wrote the book and what messages it has for the environment, especially the Caribbean Sea.

Your Time Is Done Now

Your Time is Done Now is now published. For the first time, read the stories of the Maroons’ resistance to colonial rule.

Leaving by Plane Swimming back Underwater

“A really accomplished writer. Lawrence Scott’s last book is a delight,” says Nobel prize-winner Derek Walcott of this collection of short stories.

Island Voices

Island Voices was launched in London at New Beacon Bookshop on 29 July. Philip Nanton’s powerful performance raised much laughter and admiration as he took …

Love for an Island: the Collected Poems of Phyllis Shand Allfrey

Love for an Island brings together the poems of the great Dominican writer and politician for the first time. Written over four decades, the collection …

Introducing the Papillote People’s Press

The first book from the Papillote People’s Press is called Praise Songs, a beguiling poetry collection by the Dominican-born poet and storyteller Jane Ulysses Grell.

The Collected Poems of Phyllis Shand Allfrey

We will be publishing Love for an Island, the poems of Phyllis Shand Allfrey in 2014. This wonderful collection is illuminated by an insightful introduction by Allfrey’s biographer Professor Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert.

Black Man Listen: the Life of JR Ralph Casimir

This is the first biography of JR Ralph Casimir, a significant figure in Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association. It is written by his granddaughter Kathy MacLean.

Your Time Is Done Now

Two hundred years ago, a set of trials – both legal and illegal – brought Dominica’s Maroon Wars to an end. In Trials and Tragedies, the trials’ transcripts are published for the first time.

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