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    Chick with Spicy Attitude Chicktitude is offline
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    Been a while...

    But a couple additions I've heard of:

    Claude Douglas - When the Village was an Extended Family in Grenada
    and The Battle for Grenada’s Black Gold

    White Frocks and Coals Dust - Lincoln Depradine (not yet reviewed, upcoming release August 2009)

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    Love kevin Baldeosingh

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    Eric Williams and Walter Rodney are my favorites

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    Author/Writers
    1. Claude McKay
    2. Jan Carew
    3. Wilson Harris
      Derek Walcott
      Jamaica Kincaid
      Edgewidge Dandicat
    4. Colin Channer

    Historians
    Walter Rodney
    Eric Williams

    Philosophy

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    Chick with Spicy Attitude Chicktitude is offline
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    Some overlap from previous posts...but keeping the lists growing.

    Robert Antoni (Bahamas)

    Cheryl Boyce Taylor (Trinidad & Tobago)

    Merle Collins (Grenada)

    Jacinth Henry-Martin (St. Kitts-Nevis)

    Marlon James (Jamaica)

    Anton Nimblett (Trinidad & Tobago)

    Elizabeth Nunez (Trinidad & Tobago)

    Ras Oosagefo (Jamaica)

    Yolaine St. Fort (Haiti)

    Everton Sylvester (Jamaica)

    Tiphanie Yanique (Virgin Islands)

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    Like Maryse Conde, just finished a book by Marlon James, was pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincyprincess View Post
    i agree with your opinion of naipaul.

    suggestion: George lamming's in the castle of my skin...good book.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by luciansweetie26 View Post
    +1
    "castle of my skin" should be made into a movie.

    Have read it many times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicktitude View Post
    Cool that's a name I was trying to remember. I read that one it was a very good read. Have you also read his Of Age and Innocence I think?

    This also brings to mind a couple others

    Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea (don't remember where she is from exactly)

    My Bones and my Flute (Guyanese/Surinamese author of Dutch origin I believe - can't recall his name)

    MY BONES AND MY FLUTE author is Edgar Mittelholzer.
    It is one of the scariest books ever written in the Caribbean.

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    Reading Kingston Noir edited by Colin Channer.

    It's a collection of short stories all based in Kingston from a cross section of authors:
    Marlon James - the darkest story of all of them
    Kei Miller
    Leone Ross - the most poetic
    Chris Abani
    Ian Thomson
    Patricia Powell
    and a host of others

    all the stories are darkly themed about murder, death or destruction of the soul in some way.
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    Don't read much fiction anymore, but here's a few.

    Edwidge Danticat
    Oonya Kempadoo
    Wilson Harris - One of the greatest living writers.
    Eduardo Galeano

    I've read and enjoyed Naipaul, but he seems to have alienated just about everyone, including me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seawall View Post
    Don't read much fiction anymore, but here's a few.

    Edwidge Danticat
    Oonya Kempadoo
    Wilson Harris - One of the greatest living writers.
    Eduardo Galeano

    I've read and enjoyed Naipaul, but he seems to have alienated just about everyone, including me.
    I like fiction mainly in the summer time for a level of escapism. lol
    And then I do stick with Caribbean authors for summer reading. Otherwise, I dont really study that too tough.

    Just googling Harris. Which of his books do you like?
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    I truly like the way of concet about Breath, Eyes, Memory (Paperback) by Edwidge Danticat... which is my favourite author..!

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    Reading to young children promotes language acquisition and literacy development and, later on, achievement in reading comprehension and overall success in school. The percentage of young children read aloud to daily by a family member is one indicator of how well young children are prepared for school. Yet, recent studies on family reading suggest too many youngsters go without the benefit of a family member reading to them.

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