|Celebrating 'Big' in Jamaica
TWO WEEKS ago, world-acclaimed Colombian artist Fernando Botero surpassed his given three score and 10, biblically speaking, and turned 75 years of age. In celebration, some 200 persons, including members of the diplomatic corps, were invited to the opening of an exhibition of his copied works at Life of Jamaica Centre, New Kingston, by the Colombian Embassy.
Literary arts - Since You Ask
The room at the back of the house was empty, except for the lines overhead on which, most days, clothes were hung, slung limply across from red-bricked unpainted wall to red-bricked unpainted wall. The floor was a gray concrete that looked as if it had once been polished. There were no doors or windows in the jagged spaces in the wall meant for them.
Literary arts - A Son To Clap For
The yard sat at a curious spot. If you approached it from Rose Street, at the point where it merged with Tulip Avenue, they could see you. If you approached from Daisy Street where it met Tulip Avenue, they could see you from where they sat behind the zinc fence. They sat there day and night, peering through the holes in the fence, watching and waiting.
Book review - Good exposť of slavery, culture & gender
Lucille Mathurin Mair's doctoral dissertation submitted in October 1974 became the "most sought-after unpublished work among students and scholars of Caribbean history and culture," say editors Hilary Beckles and Verene Shepherd in the introduction to the book "A Historical Study Of Women In Jamaica 1655-1844,"...
Book review - 'Bad Girls in School' a trip to childhood crossroads
Corny names. I have a pet peeve with corny names. I really, really, really have a pet peeve with corny names. So I had an early peeve (plural peeves, in fact) with Gwyneth Harold's Bad Girls in School, part of the Heinemann Caribbean Writers series.