New Writing Club
Welcome to Caribbean Intelligence’s NEW WRITING CLUB.
We showcase new writing by Caribbean and Diaspora storytellers. There are competition opportunities in the Caribbean and beyond and news of successful Caribbean writers. Good luck in your endeavours!
Writing and literary opportunities
New prize: The HopeRoad Prize for Postcolonial Literary Studies
Caribbean , Asian and African publishers, HopeRoad, has announced support for the Postcolonial Studies Centre, at Nottingham Trent University, with a 3 years renewal sponsorship of a prize awarded to graduating students in English who demonstrate excellence in specialist fields.
HopeRoad will provide £50 worth of books from its catalogue to be divided between the two students whose work demonstrates the best originality and rigour in the field of postcolonial literary studies. Students will be nominated for the prize by their lecturers, and the prize will be awarded at graduation.
Details available at the Post Colonial Studies Centre site.
Caribbean literary news
Trinidadian Ingrid Persaud wins Commonwealth Short Story Award 2017.
The Trinidad Guardian called her book "A tale of chocolate and terminal illness".
The Trinidad express said "Death, terminal illness, chocolate – it all melted into ‘The Sweet Sop’."
Other books by Ingrid Persaud If I Never Went Home
Jamaica on film
If Jamaica were an actor she would have appeared in more than 141 films. The list of movies where the name Jamaica plays a prominent part is probably closer to two hundred.
Jamaica The Land of Film by Peter Polak chronicles over one hundred years of international film making in Jamaica from 1910, and provides many previously unpublished details of locations, actors and directors.
As such, Jamaica, the Land of Film provides a comprehensive history which will be of great interest to all cinema aficionados and fans of Caribbean history.
Click above to buy.
Bitter-sweet Tales of Indian Migrant Workers
Inspired by historical documents between 1838 and 1917, and the living memories of the descendants of indentured workers, Lainy Malkani’s collection offers an Indo-Caribbean collection of tales with sugar at its heart.
Available from Hope Road Publishing
Caribbean Intelligence reviews Sugar, Sugar.
Laurene has published a book of short stories exploring life's crossroads.
You can download the hardback, paperback and e-book editions of Walking in the Shadows and The Heir here.
Dominican writer-singer Rita Indiana has won the Region Guadeloupe's Great Literary Award of the 5th Congress of Writers of the Caribbean
The 5th Congress of Writers of the Caribbean has finished in 9 April. After a tribute to Derek Walcott, Rita Indiana was awarded the 2017 Grand Prix for her novel La Mucama de Omincunle released in 2015.
Rita Indiana Hernández was born in Santo Domingo in 197.
Listen to the France Caraïbe podcast.
Twenty-one outstanding stories have been selected by an international judging panel out of almost 6000 entries from 49 Commonwealth countries.
Author Gardenia Destang wrote a blog for Caribbean Intelligence© readers. You can read Gardenia's blog by clicking here. More to read further down this page.