Winners of the 2017 Frank Collymore Literary Awards with the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados.

Welcome to Deane’s List. Mostly about the literary arts in and outside Barbados, but also about other art forms and issues shaping culture and community.

Barbadian spoken-word artist Adrian Green: following in the tradition of pioneering Bajan writers A.N. Forde, W.S. Arthur and Karl Sealy.  Photo Copyright © by Fresh Milk Barbados 2013.

Nailah Folami Imoja (Charmaine Gill) and Andy Taitt at Carifesta XIII in Barbados, 2017.

Connecting and reconnecting at Carifesta: longtime colleagues and bibliophiles Nailah Folami Imoja of Barbados' contingent and Andy Taitt of The Book Place.

 “Caribbean poetry’s new wave,” Bocas Lit Fest 2017 panel discussion with Ishion Hutchinson, Safiya Sinclair and Rajiv Mohabir,

Part of “Caribbean poetry’s new wave”: Ishion Hutchinson, Safiya Sinclair and Rajiv Mohabir.  Photo Copyright © 2017 by Bocas Lit Fest.


ArtsEtc intern Racquel Griffith in China, circa January 2017, on scholarship.

ArtsEtc intern Racquel Griffith: touching the dragon with one hand while still grasping The Broken Trident with the other.  Photo Copyright  © 2017.


Barbadian musician and cultural activist Adrian "Boo" Husbands, who passed away January 19, 2017.

Adrian "Boo" Husbands: a Barbadian cultural force.  Photo Copyright © 2017.


Trump meeting Obama in the Oval Office, November 2016, post-US elections.

President-elect Donald Trump (left) and outgoing President Barack Obama shake hands in the Oval Office post-US elections.

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

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.


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 by the Eve