In the second episode of Writing a New Caribbean, Elisha Efua Bartels talks to Jamaican writers including Peepal Tree cohort Tanya Shirley, winner of the 2014 Forward Prize for Poetry Kei Miller, and Millicent Graham; plus Marlon James, winner of the 2015 Booker Prize. The writers talk about their work, and what it reveals to both Jamaicans and outsiders about their country.
Tanya Shirley - 'Sunday Drive Out' and 'The People are Deading' from The Merchant of Feathers, Peepal Tree Press
Marlon James - 'The Book of Night Women', Riverhead Books
Millicent Graham - 'The Yard', from The Way Home, Peepal Tree Press
Kei Miller - 'Place Name: Me-No-Sen-You-No-Come'; 'What the Mapmaker Ought to Know'; 'Poem xviii; When Considering the Long, Long Journey of 28,000 Rubber Ducks', from The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet).
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