Literature, People, Canada, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago

Sam Selvon at 100 (1923–2023) | Icon

In partnership with the Bocas Lit Fest, Caribbean Beat celebrates the centenary and legacy of Trinidad-born author Samuel Selvon (1923–2023)

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Arts, People, Canada

On view: the work of the late Denyse Thomasos | Art buzz

In a special career retrospective, the work of the late Trinidadian-Canadian artist Denyse Thomasos is on show in Canada

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Film and Television, People, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

Mishael Morgan: “I was designed for that moment because of where I came from” | Own Words

Trinidad-born Mishael Morgan on making Daytime Emmy history; living with purpose; and the power of storytelling — as told to Caroline Taylor

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

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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Immerse, Literature, People, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

Dionne Brand: The reinvention of poetry | Closeup

Born in Trinidad and based in Canada, writer Dionne Brand has spent decades exploring the transgressive possibilities of poetry, says Shivanee Ramlochan — breaking through boundaries of genre in her quest to understand the shapeshifting self

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Immerse, Literature, People, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

André Alexis: the puzzle of “home” | Closeup

Born in Trinidad, brought up in Canada, writer André Alexis is a “Nowherian” — and that complicated identity, along with his passion for exploring big ideas, drives his philosophical and deeply literary novels. A recent string of awards has raised his international profile, but as Donna Yawching learns, it was no overnight success for one of the most original writers in both Caribbean and Canadian literature

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Culture, Music, People, Canada, United States, Trinidad and Tobago

Man with a Mission

Chandradath Singh is in Miami on a mission. Not just a professional mission of diplomacy-the pursuit of trade, tourism and investment. This...

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