Anancy in MIami
UM Grad To Launch New Children's Book
Book to Incorporate Caribbean Diaspora Themes
Geoffrey Philp, A.B. '83, M.A. '86, will be launching his recently published children's book, Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories, at the end of June. Set in the multicultural environment of South Florida, Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories is about a young Jamaican-American boy, Jimmy Harrison, who loves school and his favorite subject is snack time! But when a new boy, Kevin, joins his class, he begins to bully Jimmy and the rest of the children. Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories draws on the rich oral tradition of Anancy stories that are told and re-told in Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean. These Anancy stories, which originated in West Africa, are rich sources of wisdom that have been passed down from generation to generation. Philp has authored numerous books and poetry collections, and is currently the chairperson of the College Prep department at the Miami-Dade College North Campus.
Next week I'll be featuring "Five Questions with Trevor "Boots" Harris," a music journalist who has worked for the past forty years with all the major print media houses in Jamaica, including the Gleaner and Star. T. "Boots" will be discussing dancehall.
Have a great weekend!
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Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories