· April, 2014

Stories about Jamaica from April, 2014

Jamaica Names Poet Laureate

  21 April 2014

Jamaican diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp is thrilled to hear that Mervyn Morris has been named Poet Laureate of Jamaica by the country's National Library, saying: It speaks to the years of commitment to his craft and the guidance that he has given and continues to give to poets and to...

Indians in the Caribbean

  15 April 2014

Active Voice reviews Gaiutra Bahadur’s book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture and wonders whether “banning words or proscribing them ever achieves the desired outcome”: Should we be trying to sanitize history or recording it in all its ugliness for the benefit of future generations? Can we ever liberate the...

Jamaica: Social Art

  11 April 2014

It can only create a healthier cultural environment if multiple independent spaces, encouraging social interaction and supporting creative practice were operating. ART:Jamaica blogs about the importance of social art spaces.

Jamaicans React to Vybz Kartel Sentencing

  4 April 2014

Active Voice compiles a selection of choice tweets about the sentencing of Jamaican dancehall star Vybz Kartel, which “will give you a feel of what the mood was like today at the Supreme Court and outside it.”

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