October 15, 2021

Meet the Author: Andrew Moss

STRONG IN BROKEN PLACES

 

STRONG IN THE BROKEN PLACES will be hosting a virtual "Meet the Author" with Andrew Kwabena Moss on October 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm (ET/USA).

Andrew Kwabena Moss is an Anglo-Ghanaian writer who specializes in Anansesem, the storytelling tradition of the Akan-speaking people of West Africa.

Andrew is a writer and teacher who has lived in the UK, Japan, and Australia. His work seeks to explore and challenge liminal landscapes, complex identities, and the social constructs of race. Most recently, Andrew’s poem, “Ecology of Healing,” is featured in Poetry for the Planet and The Best New British and Irish Poets Anthology 2019-2021 by The Black Spring Press Group. He has also been published by Afropean, People in Harmony, Fly on the Wall Press, and Sound the Abeng: Writing Black, Aboriginal & Indigenous Lives (https://www.soundtheabengmarvamcclean.com)

STRONG IN THE BROKEN PLACES is a writing collaborative that stretches across the globe, scripting a narrative with literary warriors who are intentional in writing truth into history, in exposing the ugly truths of social injustice while at the same time offering up the healing power of words. Writers speak from the intimate chambers of their souls to reveal the redemptive power of storytelling and community through words designed to inspire, entertain, and provoke thoughtful responses.

 

October 21, 2021 @ 5:30 PM ET/USA-

ZOOM ID: 794 5002 7512

Passcode: 1qxFvk

 

October 14, 2021

New Book: The Reggae Nation

 

Bob Marley

 

From the early 1970s, Bob Marley and the Wailers toured the world to bring a prophetic musical message of rebellion, redemption, and Rastafari. Painting the planet red, gold, and green with their reggae anthems, the Wailers achieved fame and recognition unparalleled by any other reggae group. Since his untimely passing in 1981, Bob Marley has become larger than life as a cultural icon and reggae’s brightest star. His music, message, and image continue to resonate and inspire people around the globe.

This book tells the story of the global legacy and impact of Bob Marley and the Wailers and their contributions to what herein is called the ‘Reggae Nation’: the worldwide reggae community. As a global history of reggae and a reggae travelogue rolled into one, The Reggae Nation takes readers on an extraordinary and unique journey through time and space. From the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the frozen heights of the Himalayas in Nepal, and numerous places in between on all continents, this comprehensive volume tracks the roots and routes of reggae and explores the worldwide achievements and presence of Bob Marley and the Wailers.

A one-of-a-kind publication, The Reggae Nation is beautifully and colourfully designed and illustrated by Maria Papaefstathiou, co-founder of the International Reggae Poster Contest, with hundreds of photos by renowned photographers from around the world.

The Reggae Nation is the second book by Martijn Huisman, following his 2018 debut Babylon By Bus: Bob Marley and the Wailers Live and Up Close.

“In this remarkable book, a travelogue of inspiring revelations, you will find eloquent descriptions of Marley’s globe-spanning inspiration that was the prime mover in creating what the author calls the ‘Reggae Nation’. Huisman is an articulate guide as he spins the globe, bringing remote outposts and cultures into clear view, where Marley’s works have taken hold, transformed local belief systems, and become the new hymnal for peace-seekers.”

– Roger Steffens, author of So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley.

For more information on Reggae Nation, please visit: https://bit.ly/2YMiqMU

 


 

Martijn Huisman

October 13, 2021

Tell Your Own Story – A Memoir Writing Workshop

 

Malachi Smith

Everyone has a unique story to tell – a family history to share with the next generation, an intimate story filled with pain and drama, or the next best seller! To get your memoir started, or get help in moving an existing project along, sign up today for Tell Your Own Story – A Memoir Writing Workshop presented by the Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council (LB-CHC).  

The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021, 11 am – 5:30 pm at Broward County West Regional Library, 8601 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, Florida 33324.

The focus of the clinic will be Memoir Writing, with one hour dedicated to Performance Poetry. Two outstanding Florida-based Caribbean writers will teach the Writers Clinic– Christine Craig, poet and short story writer, and Malachi Smith, performance poet. The curriculum will include – developing your voice, finding the key themes, using dialogue to illuminate character, setting, conflict, and point of view. Participants completing the workshop will be awarded certificates.

Memoir writing is challenging. It is about discovery, authenticity, and claiming your truth while developing your story-telling skills. Participants at previous Heritage Council writers clinics have given enthusiastic feedback: "Presenters were knowledgeable, creative, kind, and helpful; I enjoyed the hands-on aspect and opportunity to share; excellent – delivery was clear and provided a good basis to grow; good format; I learned so much."

The workshop is presented by the Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council in partnership with the West Regional Library, Friends of the West Regional Library and sponsored by the Broward County Cultural Division. 

This event is free and will be lunch provided. Due to the library’s COVID-19 protocol, only 25 applicants will be accepted. Applicants must be 18 years old and over, and masks are required.

 

Register at: http://broward.libnet.info/event/5703429

 

For more information, please contact Malachi Smith at: malismith@aol.com.

 

 

October 12, 2021

Review: "African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey"

 

Roy T Anderson

Give thanks to Jamaicans. com for publishing my review of "African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey."

Here is the link: https://bit.ly/30bpbZ7



October 9, 2021

2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

commonwealth short story contest

 

2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Open for submissions until 1 November 2021

For the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000 - 5,000 words), the prize is free to enter and open to all Commonwealth citizens aged 18 and over. We accept entries in 12 languages, including, for the first time this year, all Creole languages of the Commonwealth.

This year the judging panel includes Louise Umutoni-Bower (Africa), Jahnavi Barua (Asia), Stephanos Stephanides (Canada and Europe), Kevin Jared Hosein (Caribbean) and Janine Leane (Pacific). 

The Chair is the Guyanese writer Fred D’Aguiar.

 For further information, please visit:

https://www.commonwealthwriters.org/shortstoryprize/info/

 

October 4, 2021

Updated Screenings: African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey


Filmed in Jamaica, Ghana, Canada, USA, UK, and Central America, African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey blends live action sequences and stunning still photographs with no-holds barred interviews and conversations with world-renowned leaders, scholars, and personalities. Multiple Emmy-award winning actor Keith David (Greenleaf, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Crash) lent his voice as the narrator of this 85-minute feature-length documentary-film.

Also sharing the influence of Garvey’s philosophy on their work are internationally acclaimed reggae artists Sean Paul and David Hinds, lead singer for Steel Pulse; award-winning American actors Louis Gossett, Jr. and Danny Glover, Charles Rangel, a retired United States Congressman, and White supremacist Jared Taylor.

Jamaica

Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:00 PM – TVJ – Jamaica  Part 1: African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey

Monday, October 18, 2021 5:30 PM – TVJ – Jamaica Part 2: African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey

Monday, October 18, 2021 8:00 PM – PBCJ – African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey (Full Broadcast)

 

USA

Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival (October 20- 24, 2021) - Date to be Announced

 

Canada

Monday, October 25, 2021 7:30 PM Reelworld Film Festival - Paradise Cinemas 1006 Bloor St. W. (Q& A with filmmaker Roy T. Anderson to follow)