The Whale House

Caribbean Bookshelf (March/April 2016)

This month’s reading picks.

Nalo Hopkinson. Photo by David Findlay, courtesy Nalo Hopkinson

Stories of what-if

Call it sci-fi, speculative fiction, fantasy — it’s one of the world’s most popular genres of storytelling, and a growing wave of Caribbean writers are bringing our voices, culture, and history to tales of mythical pasts and thrilling futures, lost worlds and faraway planets. Philip Sander talks to sci-fi authors Nalo Hopkinson, Tobias Buckell, Karen Lord, and R.S.A. Garcia.

The Merchant of Feathers

Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2016)

This month’s reading picks.

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Put me in the picture

Do young Caribbean readers see themselves in their story- and schoolbooks? There’s long been a shortage of books published specifically for Caribbean children, but a new generation of writers is changing that. Kellie Magnus explains why this development is so important, and suggests where Caribbean parents can find the best literature for their youngsters.

Caribbean Bookshelf (November/December 2015)

Caribbean Bookshelf (November/December 2015)

This month’s reading picks.

Writer Marlon James. Photograph by Jeffrey Skemp

The book of James — Marlon James

His award-winning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings has earned Jamaican Marlon James the kind of acclaim most writers only dream of. But why, asks Annie Paul, have so few Jamaican authors tackled the darker twists of their history?.

Caribbean Bookshelf (September/October 2015)

Caribbean Bookshelf (September/October 2015)

This month’s reading picks.

A Brief History of Seven Killings

Caribbean Bookshelf (July/August 2015)

This month’s reading picks.

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Caribbean Datebook (July/August 2015)

Events around the Caribbean in July and August — from juicy mango festivals to Barbados Crop Over.

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2015)

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2015)

This month’s reading picks, from poetry to art to cricket.