Author: Shivanee Ramlochan

Arrive, Literature, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Ayanna Lloyd Banwo: opening the door | Snapshot

Ayanna Lloyd Banwo grew up surrounded by stories. Now, as the Trinidadian writer publishes her already acclaimed debut novel, she tells Shivanee Ramlochan how family and home have indelibly shaped her writing

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Embark, Literature, Reviews

Bookshelf (Mar/Apr 2022) | Book reviews

This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of The Bread the Devil Knead by Lisa Allen-Agostini; Easily Fooled by H. Nigel Thomas; Pandemic Poems: First Wave by Olive Senior; and The Gift of Music and Song: Interviews with Jamaican Women Writers by Jacqueline Bishop

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Embark, Literature, Reviews

Bookshelf (Jan/Feb 2022) | Book reviews

This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of Dangerous Freedom by Lawrence Scott; How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones; The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein; and Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean by Andil Gosine

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Embark, Literature, Reviews

Bookshelf (Nov/Dec 2021) | Book reviews

This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of This One Sky Day by Leone Ross; Can You Sign My Tentacle by Brandon O’Brien; Testimonies on the History of Jamaica, Volume 1 by Zakiya McKenzie; and Dominoes at the Crossroads by Kaie Kellough

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Immerse, Literature, People, St. Lucia

Canisia Lubrin: in the light of language | Closeup

Few Caribbean poets have enjoyed critical acclaim as sudden and early as St Lucia-born Canisia Lubrin. Her sophomore book The Dyzgraphxst has won a slew of awards, but, as Shivanee Ramlochan learns, Lubrin’s concern is not with the spotlight of fame, but with the luminous possibilities of language itself

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Embark, Reviews, Literature

Bookshelf (Sept/Oct 2021) | Book reviews

This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of Musings, Mazes, Muses, Margins by Gordon Rohlehr; Sweethand by N.G. Peltier; All the Rage by Rosamond S. King; and Antiman by Rajiv Mohabir

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Embark, Reviews, Literature, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica

Bookshelf (May/June 2021) | Book reviews

This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of A Million Aunties by Alecia McKenzie; Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden; An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading by Dionne Brand; and Mama Phife Represents: A Verse Memoir by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

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Embark, Reviews, Literature, United States, Haiti, Guadeloupe

Bookshelf (Mar/Apr 2021) | Book reviews

This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of Inheritance: The Story of a West Indian Family by Ian McDonald; of colour by Katherine Agyemaa Agard; My Mother’s House by Francesca Momplaisir; and The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana by Maryse Condé

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