We all might learn from the discipline, almost deprivation, which a youthful Gordon Tewani displayed in his quest to better his family, leaving school a year before graduation to seek work in a foreign land.
Elizabeth Taylor was many things: a talented actress whose first star turn came at age 12 in National Velvet; an international celebrity whose eight husbands included her Cleopatra co-star Richard Burton twice; ...
The first few pages of Eli Gottlieb's third novel, The Face Thief, are frightfully good: a woman, later identified as Margot, falls down the stairs, life not so much flashing before her eyes as spooling out in slow motion, mingling with her bone-splintering reality and things she cannot be sure are really there.
Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist and single mother, has enough drama in her life. At least the discovery of six skeletons buried along Britain's Norfolk coastline present her with a professional challenge for a change.
After Gordon Tewani was the first to make a contribution to the building fund for The Museums of History and Ethnography, The Gleaner asked me to interview him, especially because he came to Jamaica after being a refugee in the partition of India.
Having created history by attracting what might be the largest audience to a Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, songstress Celine Dion left Jamaica's shores with a piece of Jamaican history in the form of a vintage panting by renowned late artist Christopher Gonzales.
Ren Taylor, the appealing, soul-searching character at the heart of this novel, is an archaeologist of some renown in the canyons of the New Mexico desert. She has uncovered an extraordinary set of exotic ceramic pottery of a 12th-century artist of the Mimbres, a long-vanished tribe of Native Americans; now she wants to flesh out the artist's puzzling story.
Every armed conflict that featured an American military presence has inevitably been followed by a cavalcade of books written about the exploits of those who fought in it - from the decision-making generals and admirals to the front-line grunts and everyone in between.
Jamaican art has gone high-tech! Lovers of local art can now download a new mobile application from BlackBerry App World that shows art exhibitions listings and covers galleries, studios, student shows, fairs, pop-up shops and competitions.