Bridges of Trinidad and Tobago

Caribbean Bookshelf (November/December 2016) | Book Reviews

This month’s reading picks.

Photo by Jermaine Cruikshank, courtesy Machel Montano

Word of mouth (November/December 2016)

The Gimistory festival tells tales around Cayman, Caribbean writers headline at the Miami Book Fair, soca star Machel Montano makes his big-screen debut — and paranging till it hurts in Trinidad.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Woman business

Two friends in a bar, and a problem to solve. New fiction by Barbara Jenkins.

Jamaica-born debut author Nicole Dennis-Benn. Photo courtesy Nicole Dennis-Benn

Word of mouth (September/October 2016)

Caribbean writers star at the Brooklyn Book Festival, a new musical work remembers the Guyanese poet Martin Carter, and Trinidadians anticipate the sweet treats of Divali.

A Walk Back in Time: Snapshots of the History of Trinidad & Tobago

Caribbean Bookshelf (September/October 2016) | Book Reviews

This month’s reading picks.

Photo by Tehron Royes

Jean “Binta” Breeze: memories from the verandah

Lauded as the first female dub poet, Jamaican Jean “Binta” Breeze writes from a sensibility informed by the political ferment of her youth, and her struggles with mental illness. David Katz finds out more.

You Have You Father Hard Head

Caribbean Bookshelf (July/August 2016)

This month’s reading picks.

Photo courtesy St Lucia Tourist Board

Word of mouth (May/June 2016)

St Lucia Jazz — celebrating twenty-five years — brings artists and audiences close, and Jamaica’s Calabash Literary Festival inspires real ardour.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

Wilson Harris — into the interior

The Guyanese writer Wilson Harris, celebrating his ninety-fifth birthday in 2016, has lived far from his home country for many years — but Guyana’s landscape and history continue to haunt his magical imagination. James Ferguson explains how Harris’s novels bring together reality and dream.

The Pain Tree

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2016)

This month’s reading picks — from sci-fi to poetry.