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’im bounce right back

by Nicholas Laughlin on December 2, 2010

Earlier this week, the CRB published F.S.J. Ledgister’s review of Edward Seaga’s two-volume political memoir, My Life and Leadership, plus historian Patrick E. Bryan’s monograph Edward Seaga and the Challenges of Modern Jamaica. Seaga, prime minister of Jamaica from 1980 to 1989 and leader of the opposition for a cumulative two decades, was the last [...]


Five reasons to read the CRB: Brendan de Caires

by Nicholas Laughlin on November 8, 2010

The Portal (2006; 107 x 73 cm), by Stanley Greaves; from the Shadows Move Among Them series During November and December 2010, the CRB is running a readers’ donation drive. Find out more here. This post is the first of a series in which CRB contributors suggest five reasons to read and support the magazine [...]


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 [...]


Confessions of a judge

by Nicholas Laughlin on June 4, 2010

Image posted at Flickr under a Creative Commons license by Georg Mayer When the Caribbean and Canada regional shortlist for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize was announced last February, several of my friends and colleagues commented on — indeed, complained about — the fact that only one of the twelve shortlisted books was by a [...]