Post Tagged with: "Issue 87 (September/October 2007)"

Corporal Mantana. Photograph courtesy Corporal Mantana

Wadadli style

In Antigua reggae and dancehall are just as popular as soca. David Katz explores the island’s hidden reggae scene.

Frances-Anne Solomon. Photograph courtesy Frances-Anne Solomon

A Winter Tale: heartbreak and humour

Frances-Anne Solomon’s A Winter Tale looks at young black men coping with negative stereotyping in a Canadian city.

Scarlet ibis keep watch while perched on a rod at the Wild Fowl Trust, Pointe-à-Pierre. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

The Wild Fowl Trust: oasis of the oilbelt

The Petrotrin oil refinery has been a vital piece of southern Trinidad’s landscape, but nestled in its heart is a Wild Fowl Trust.

Campaigning in St Vincent, 1984. Photograph courtesy Macmillan Caribbean

Bookshelf (September/October 2007)

Beyond the Islands: An Autobiography is a colourful journey into the life of former St Vincent prime minister James Mitchell .

Sir Frank Worrell. Photograph courtesy Andy Ganteaume

“Worrell not for captain”

The late Sir Frank Worrell was the captain for the West Indies Cricket Team’s historic tour to England in 1963 that resulted in a knighthood.

Caribbean Bookshelf (September/October 2007)

Caribbean Bookshelf (September/October 2007)

The inaugural tour of West Indian cricketers to North America is documented in a book.

Moko jumbies perform outside the Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia. Photograph by James Fuller

Overs and done: the Cricket World Cup

James Fuller reflects on the lasting legacy of the Cricket World Cup in 2007.

15-year old Antiguan writer Akilah A. Jardine reads from her debut novel Living Life the Way I Know It. Photograph courtesy Ann Granger

The books are back: the Caribbean Literary Festival

The second Caribbean Literary Festival in Antigua is an event book lovers should not miss.

Illustration by James Hackett

Born to serve

James Ferguson looks at the surprising paths to power taken by some of the region’s leaders, with a special look at Haiti's Henri Christophe.

From right, A Different Booklist owner and children`s author Itah Sadu, with choregrapher Tamala Matthews and her husband Dwayne Morgan, author and award-winning poet. Photograph courtesy Ron Fanfair

Buljol, business and books

A friendship formed over a plate of bake and buljol has resulted in the establishment of A Different Booklist, a Canadian bookstore.