Author: James Ferguson

Culture, Music, Arts, United Kingdom

Linton Kwesi Johnson: Revalueshanary voice

For 30 years Linton Kwesi Johnson has been Britain’s leading dub poet, though he prefers to call his verse “reggae poetry”. James...

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Culture, Literature, Arts, Barbados

“Little England behind you”

How does it feel to be colonised, to be a colonial subject? Happily, few of us under the age of 50 know or will ever know, for we live in...

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Culture, Literature, Arts, Cuba

Sexual Revolution

It was Georges Simenon, creator of Inspector Maigret, who once famously boasted that he had slept with a thousand women. (Later, someone...

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Culture, Literature, Arts

Creole gothic: Freida Cassin’s “With Silent Tread”

Frieda who? No, hardly a household name in the annals of Caribbean literature, but With Silent Tread, first published in Antigua around...

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