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Latest reviews: 13 December 2016

We're pleased to see a slew of reviews in the latest issue of The Caribbean Writer.

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Esther Phillips on her NIFCA and GG's Awards

by Esther Phillips

Every year in Barbados, the National Foundation for Creative Arts (NIFCA) runs a competition inviting entries from Barbadians across the Arts: culinary, performing, visual and literary. In each section, there is a professional category. The Governor General's Award for Excellence (official title) is given only in the professional category. The award comprises a plaque as well as BDS7,500.

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New reviews for Colin Channer, Shara McCallum, Ralph Thompson and Karen Lord

We've had some great reviews in the last month.

Both New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean (ed. by Karen Lord) and Madwoman by Shara McCallum received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly. We're very proud indeed!

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Reviews round-up: September/October 2016

We're thrilled to see a great review of The Repenters by Kevan Jared Hosein in the T&T Guardian.

The Marvellous Equations of the Dread by Marcia Douglas has been nominated for The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses. We were thrilled to read the excellent comments from the judging panel.

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Latest reviews: Nicholas Laughlin and Tiphanie Yanique

Check out two new reviews: of Tiphanie Yanique's Wife and Nicholas Laughlin's The Strange Years of My Life.

Read more reviews or email us with your own reviews!

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A round-up of our latest reviews

Firstly, we have three reviews of Wife by Tiphanie Yanique.

The first is by Martyn Crucefix for martyncrucefix.com on Tuesday 30 August:

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Fantastic reviews in Caribbean Beat

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#RayRecommends Tiphanie Yanique

Raymond Antrobus talks about the Forward Prize and Tiphanie Yanique's debut collection, Wife.

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Geoffrey Philp and Reggae Aesthetics

In the latest issue of Miranda, the online journal of the English Department of the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, Eric Doumerc examines the reggae aesthetics of Geoffey Philp's poetry. This article focuses on the influence of reggae on Geoffrey Philp's poetry through the concept of 'versioning' ('creative recycling'), a cultural practice which goes back to the roots of reggae.

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The Whale House, reviewed by Shivanee Ramlochan for Caribbean Beat

Caribbean Beat's wonderful Caribbean Bookshelf column by Shivanee Ramlochan (March/April 2016) features a new review of Sharon Millar's collection of short stories, The Whale House.

Here's a brief excerpt:

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