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Bocas Book Bulletin: April 2024

Welcome to the latest installment of the Bocas Book Bulletin, a monthly roundup of Caribbean literary news, curated by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival, and published in the Sunday Express. New Releases Set in Trinidad, Palmyra (Friesen Press), shortlisted for the 2023 Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction, is Karen

Announcing the 2024 OCM Bocas Prize shortlist

Books by authors from the US Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica have won the poetry, fiction, and non-fiction categories of the 2024 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, sponsored by One Caribbean Media, owner of the Trinidad and Tobago Express newspaper, TV6, and the OCM radio network.

Writers Nicole Sealey, Kevin Jared Hosein, and Safiya Sinclair will now compete for the overall Prize, considered the most prestigious award for Caribbean writing. In its 14th consecutive year, the OCM Bocas Prize recognises the best books published by authors of Caribbean birth or citizenship annually.

(L to R) Jean-Claude Cournand, CEO Bocas Lit Fest, Dr Claudius Fergus, author of Against Toleration, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dr Amery Browne take a candid picture at the book launch event

New book by historian Claudius Fergus “an important intervention”

Historian Dr. Claudius Fergus, retired Senior Lecturer at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus, launched his latest book, Against Toleration: Britain’s Persecution of the Spiritual Baptists, at the Central Bank Auditorium on Wednesday, 27 March 2024. The book launch, held in partnership with the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, was a celebration of scholarship and a call to action for a more inclusive Caribbean society.

Poets Pay Tribute to Bunji, Aché at Slam Semis

The First Citizens National Poetry Slam semifinals were held on March 23 and 24 at the Central Bank Auditorium in Port of Spain, offering a weekend to remember. The event showcased the immense talent and creativity within the spoken word community, with poets and hosts Dominique Roy and Thaddius “Thaddy Boom” Jardine sparking energetic banter from the

Ingrid Persaud to launch new novel at NGC Bocas Lit Fest

“This has been my story to write,” says Ingrid Persaud of her new novel The Lost Love Songs of Boysie Singh. Hotly anticipated after the international success of Love After Love — which won Persaud the 2020 Costa Book Award for Best First Novel — The Lost Love Songs of Boysie Singh will be published

NGC Bocas Lit Fest celebrates Caribbean voices

A stellar array of acclaimed authors will be in the lineup at the 2024 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, alongside debut and budding writers of all genres.  Trinidad and Tobago’s annual festival of books and writers, which is also the Anglophone Caribbean’s biggest annual literary event, launched its upcoming programme today.  Running from Thursday 25 to

Announcing the 2024 NGC Bocas Lit Fest programme + the 2024 Bocas Henry Swanzy awardee

It’s finally time to share the 2024 NGC Bocas Lit Fest programme! Four thrilling days, Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 April, with over 80 events and 150 writers, speakers, and performers. Find out more about our lineup of readings and discussions, performances and workshops, music and drama, a special “Fantastic Friday” series for SFF fans,

“Make Something” at Bocas workshop

Carnival is a time of creative celebration and ritual, and also a time to tell stories — and the first NGC Bocas Lit Fest workshop for 2024 will offer the hands-on experience of telling stories, visually and verbally, through mas making and performance.

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