Jamaica: What makes a work memorable?

Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp asks: “what makes a work of literature memorable right now.”

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  • […] Jamaica: Cricket World Cup opening ceremony – The W.E.C. group blog reviews the opening ceremony of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, which took place yesterday in Jamaica. Jamaica: On Islamic fundamentalism – Jamaican novelist Marlon James weighs in on the actions of Ahmed Akkari, who circulated a suspicious photocopy designed to inflame Muslim sensibiliites à la the Danish cartoons. Jamaica: What makes a work memorable? – Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp asks: “what makes a work of literature memorable right now.” Jamaica: Debate on marital rape – A parliamentary committee debate on the Act that governs marital rape in Jamaica proves blogger Ria Bacon’s point that “ratifying and adopting are easy; actually implementing change is more of a challenge.” Bacon recounts how a remark by a senior member of a leading women’s NGO restores reason to the debate, while setting the stage […]Jamaica, Ghana: The trans-national book that might still be – Half-Jamaican, half-Ghanaian poet Kwame Dawes posts a lovely and atmospheric meditation on the occasion of Ghana’s 50th anniversary of independence: “A more responsible poet, a genuinely nationalist writer, would have planned the publication of his next book to coincide with this date. He would have written an epic poem with a central character called Quackoo […] […]

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