Category: Highlights

The Vagrant, the Ring and the Pothound

No one ever chooses to be a vagrant. A beggar, maybe. Now, that’s a career choice. But a vagrant? Hell, no. That is a result of the government closing down state-owned enterprises instead of restructuring, the banks stealing from your savings account under the guise of transactional fees and the creation of second-rate tertiary-education schools that hand out degrees to undeserving students who eventually take your job.

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Don’t Go Under the Coconut Tree

I knew all my “what ifs” would be shared by my husband, and I knew they were unhelpful. Why this place to have this family? Why this land? Should we have been more open? Was it fair to have had him at all? None of these can be answered. But I take a moment’s pleasure in imagining different timelines where he’s still here, still running around, still laughing his toothy laugh, eyes full of wonder.

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Beach as Plot?

In this article artist Annalee Davis draws a thread between the one-dimensional notion of tourism as the panacea for small island economies (with a particular focus on Barbados), and the potential role of contemporary visual art and artists in offering other lenses through which we can see ourselves and consider our contexts. COVID-19 will infect this text. How can it not?

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Crocodile Tears

ROLAND WATSON-GRANT

Well look, social media more vicious than crocodile. It will hunt you. Sooner or later, once social media gets a taste of your business, it will bite into your privacy and never let go. After that, side-chick come outta hospital and start throw all kinda shade on Instagram. Crocodile Tears by Roland Watson-Grant. In which humans and a wily old croc wrestle each other for control of a once iconic beach in Jamaica

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Middle Ground, HKW
PREE GOES TO BERLIN!The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures) or HKW in Berlin has paid PREE the signal honour of inviting us to inaugurate its Middle Ground literary festival series. Seven Caribbean writers (Marlon James, Josefina Baez, Ingrid Persaud, Kei Miller, Ada Patterson, Vladimir Lucien and Lafleur Belle) along with Isis Semaj-Hall and Annie Paul of PREE will be on the ground in Berlin from August 25-27 with an exciting series of readings, discussions, performances and talks.

Middle Ground: PREE. Caribbean Writing
Interactions – Transactions – Reciprocities
Readings, Discussions, Workshops, Keynote lectures, Performances, Concerts, Party
25.–27.8.2023

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FICTION

Passover
DWIGHT THOMPSON

Looking for Lagahoos
LYNDON NICHOLAS

The Vagrant, the Ring and the Pothound
KIRK BUDHOORAM

Don’t Go Under the Coconut Tree
LUKE ELLIOTT

Back Bush
KAMSI ARCHIPLEY

Peter 3:15
RACHELLE J. GRAY

Preludes
ANDRE BAGOO

NON-FICTION

Rhythmless & Sweaty in Kingston  
DANA FLETCHER

POETRY

Basin Tanka, From Memory
AMARA AMARYAH

Two Poems
ANIKA CHRISTOPHER

Rest in Power
GEOFFREY PHILP

Three poems
JUSTIN HAYNES

Two Poems
KEVIN REIGH

No Gods
NIGEL ASSAM

Ablution
KAY-ANN HENRY

PREE SHORTIES

Urban Portal: From dem time to NOW
GICELLE MAGLOIRE

Muffler burn
KAY-ANN HENRY

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