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Trinidadian Lawrence Scott, the author of Leaving by Plane, Swimming Back Underwater, a collection of stories
Trinidadian author Lawrence Scott.  Photo Copyright © by Ryan Durgasingh.   “If crab don’t walk, he won’t get fat.”  Old Bajan Proverb AND...
Wednesday 31st August 2016
Transport Board Bus in Barbados
Sometimes, you've got to let that big blue-and-yellow bus pass if you want to reach your destination.   ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO, I was sent into a small, colourful primary school in the...
Monday 27th June 2016
How Barbadians talk about race, Robert Edison Sandiford, blog, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Houghton (backing) in the 1967 movie that first asked us to Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.  Photo Copyright © 2013...
Saturday 27th February 2016
Racquel Griffith, ArtsEtc's intrepid Lit major and editorial assistant on her current trip to South Korea: discovering just how much the world really has to offer.
ArtsEtc's intrepid Lit major and editorial assistant on her current trip to South Korea: discovering just how much the world really has to offer.  WHENEVER someone asks me what my degree...
Sunday 31st January 2016
American-born writer Paule Marshall, whose themes about the Barbadian Diaspora in her 1959 novel Brown Girl, Brownstones still speak to readers today.
American-born writer Paule Marshall, whose themes about the Barbadian Diaspora in her 1959 novel Brown Girl, Brownstones still speak to readers today.  But are Bajans listening?  Photo...
Saturday 5th December 2015
Read2Me! participants at St Margaret’s Primary School, St John, Barbados
Pupils of St Margaret's Primary in St John show their best "lightning bolts." We would use Usain Bolt's trademark pose and other fun stretches to prepare for our storybook travels...
Saturday 18th April 2015
One of the many faces of Charlie in this world, or just another woman preparing for the coming storm?
Whether in Bridgetown or New York, we all just do the best we can in bad times, don’t we?  Here, a woman buys a case of water in preparation for a large winter storm in NYC January 26....
Saturday 7th February 2015
She’s not George Lamming, either, but Aprille Thomas won the Kamau Brathwaite Award for her poetry at NIFCA 2014.
She’s not George Lamming, either, but Aprille Thomas won the Kamau Brathwaite Award for her poetry at NIFCA 2014.   Two of my most pleasant discoveries during the 2012 National...
Friday 19th December 2014
Barbadian writer Timothy Callender (1946-1989) knew something about bad men.
Barbadian writer Timothy Callender (1946-1989) knew something about bad men.  Photo from timothycallender.com, Copyright 2014.   Good help is hard to find in Barbados, said the...
Saturday 4th October 2014
The Bridgetown Literary Tour—an initiative of ArtsEtc and Writers Ink
IT WAS Bridgetown as we’d never seen it before—a uniquely literary view of this centuries-old city. The signature event of Bim LitFest 2014, the Bridgetown Literary Tour took participants...
Friday 22nd August 2014