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Embark, Reviews, Literature, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, 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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Immerse, Arts and Architecture, People, United Kingdom, The Bahamas

The rightest place | Portfolio

“Art has to transform,” says Blue Curry. The London-based Bahamian artist puts unlikely objects into new contexts, writes Andre Bagoo — and sometimes out of place is where things belong

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Immerse, Film and Television, People, United Kingdom, Guyana

Letitia Wright | Backstory

Growing up in Guyana, Letitia Wright never imagined a Hollywood career. But after a string of stage and TV roles and early recognition of her talent, her casting in the blockbuster movie Black Panther was the break every actor hopes for, says Caroline Taylor

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Immerse, History, United Kingdom, Caribbean Diaspora

Remembering Windrush

When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in 1948, its West Indian passengers didn’t know their arrival would become a historical watershed. A new exhibition at the British Library explains how the Windrush generation changed Britain for good

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Engage, History, People, United Kingdom

Walter Tull — over the line | On this day

A century ago, as the First World War drew to a close, a Barbadian-British man named Walter Tull was killed on the battlefield. He was one of many thousands dead in the “Flanders clay,” but also unique: as James Ferguson writes, Lieutenant Tull was the first officer of colour ever appointed in the British Army, in defiance of race prejudice

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Theatre and Dance, Music, People, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago

Dominique Le Gendre — Shakespeare and me

The English have been busy making a new recording other most famous playwright, William Shakespeare – all 38 of his plays....

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Travel, Culture, Lifestyle, United Kingdom

Oxford blues

“Step up! Step up!” The voice was loud, male and aggressive. Nah, it couldn’t be — “He must be Jamaican,” I said to Richard. He...

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Music, People, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago

Carnival Messiah: Geraldine’s Possession

To say that she’s possessed may not sound complimentary, but it describes the passion and drive that Trinidadian-British composer...

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