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From the CRB archive: fiction by Phyllis Shand Allfrey

by Nicholas Laughlin on August 8, 2010

Phyllis Shand Allfrey. Photograph courtesy Papillote Press The 2010 Nature Island Literary Festival, which opened in Dominica on Friday, closes this evening, and one of today’s events is a tribute to three of Dominica’s literary pioneers, featuring readings from the work of Jean Rhys, J.R. Ralph Casimir, and Phyllis Shand Allfrey. So today’s excursion into [...]

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Fun in the archives

by Nicholas Laughlin on July 28, 2010

Three editions of the Jamaica Times from 1905. Images from the Digital Library of the Caribbean, University of Florida Some weeks back, Antilles’ “In hand” series cast a glance at Belinda Edmondson’s Caribbean Middlebrow, which examines — as her subtitle has it — “leisure culture and the middle class” in the Caribbean, with a focus [...]


Cover stories

by Nicholas Laughlin on July 26, 2010

Dustjacket of the first edition of Samuel Selvon’s A Brighter Sun, from the H.D. Carberry Collection of Caribbean Literature, University of Illinois at Chicago library Does the physical format of a book — its size, shape, weight, the design of its cover and pages, the texture and smell of the binding — influence the experience [...]


From the CRB archive: poems by Jane King

by Nicholas Laughlin on July 25, 2010

View of St Lucia from the sea. Photograph by Mike Werner, posted at Flickr under a Creative Commons license While the CRB publishes new reviews and other material (almost) every week, we’re also slowly transferring the contents of all our back issues to our new online archive. (It’s going to take us a few months [...]