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"El Numero Uno" Opens at the Jamaica School of Drama

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Pamela Mordecai's play, El Numero Uno, opens at the School of Drama in Kingston, Jamaica, on 10 March, 2017. 
***About Pamela Mordecai
Pamela Mordecai was born in Jamaica. She has published five collections of poetry, with a sixth, de book of Mary, to appear in fall 2015. Pink Icing, an anthology of short fiction, appeared in 2006, while Red Jacket is her first novel. She has published five children’s books and her poetry for children is widely anthologized – indeed, one of her children’s poems recently appeared in The Guardian (UK) in a list of “top ten poems to remember and recite”. She has also written many textbooks and edited or co-edited groundbreaking anthologies of Caribbean writing. Her poems have been shortlisted for the Canada Writes CBC Poetry Prize and the Bridport Prize (U.K.) and her short fiction for the James Tiptree Jr Literary Award. She is the recipient of the Institute of Jamaica’s Centenary and Bronze Musgrave Medals, the Vic Reid Award for Children’…

Black History Month: A Marcus Garvey Reading List

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During this year's Black History Month celebrations, I will be giving lectures and reading from my recently published YA novel, Garvey's Ghost.

Here are a few of the books about Marcus Garvey that I'd recommend for students, parents, teachers, community activists, librarians, or anyone interested in learning more about this great man. While this is by no means the definitive list, I hope it is a starting point for those who would like to learn more about this great man.
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The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, Or, Africa for the Africans by Marcus Garvey and Amy Jacques Garvey. Routledge.
Garvey and Garveyism by Amy Jacques Garvey. Octagon Books.
Race First: The Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association by Tony Martin. Majority Press.
Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey by Colin Grant. Oxford University Press.
Marcus Garvey Life and Lessons: A Centennial Companion to the Marcus Garvey a…

Download Garvey's Ghost @ Book Fusion

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When Kathryn Bailey's teenaged daughter disappears from their home in Miami, the single Jamaican woman pursues every possible angle to find her. Kathryn's search leads her to a meeting with Jasmine's college professor, Jacob Virgo, a devout Garveyite and Rastafarian. Although their initial encounter is unpleasant, they must join forces to find Jasmine before it is too late. Through the teachings of Marcus Garvey, they learn to break down subtle barriers and find an unexpected bridge to new understandings and love.
https://www.bookfusion.com/books/116198-garvey-s-ghost

Five Questions With Shara McCallum

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Five Questions With Andrea Shaw Nevins

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I've always know about your work as a creative writer and critic. What prompted you to create this planner?

Life coaches have been around in one form or the other from the beginning of time. Essentially, they are people who help you to overcome a range of personal challenges. Over the last two decades, the profession of life coaching has become named and formalized. The field is not currently regulated by a centralized governing body, so the requirements to become a life coach are not universal. I completed my training through the Martha Beck Life Coach Program. The training involved lots of reading and discussion, workshop development, and lots and lots of coaching practice. Martha Beck writes for O Magazine and is author of a number of excellent books.

What is a life coach and what are the qualifications to become a life coach? Where did you study?

I trained to be a life coach a few years ago. I have always loved helping people see the world through more hopeful eyes and the tra…