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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 Cop

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. (Photo: S. A.

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.  Photo Copyr

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.

 

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.

 

Bridgetown Literary Tour at the home of Frank Appleton Collymore

IT WAS Bridgetown as we’d never seen it before—a uniquely literary view of this centuries-old city.

Barbados protests.  Image based on caribbean360.com photo, Copyright 2014.

 

MAYA ANGELOU

She bid us welcome,
stay awhile. Showed us ’round
then said, Go on, chile.

Readers, writers and performers for Bim Litfest 2014 on books that grab them, favourite authors, and showing words love...

Readers, writers and performers for Bim Litfest 2014 on books that grab them, favourite authors, and showing words love...

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