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2011 OCM Bocas Prize longlist

by Nicholas Laughlin on February 28, 2011

The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature — which will be awarded for the first time this year — has announced its 2011 longlist of ten books, in three genre categories: Poetry = Elegguas, by Kamau Brathwaite (Barbados) — Wesleyan = A Light Song of Light, by Kei Miller (Jamaica) — Carcanet = White Egrets, [...]


“A species of autobiography”

by Nicholas Laughlin on June 15, 2010

André Alexis. Photograph courtesy the CBC Reviewing is, by its nature, the chronicle of a small community: writer, book, reader. It is, for the brief time it exists, a community of equals. A reader/reviewer who fails to appreciate or understand a book tends to blame the book or the writer. And, in fact, it may [...]