Jamaican Authors

Honoring Jamaican Authors This Week

This week, we’re honoring Jamaican authors because I’m visiting their fine country in search of something we don’t have much in Wisconsin during Winter: Sunshine & 80’F degree temps.

It’s been at least 4 years since my last visit to Jamaica ‘mon and I’m hoping to see an improvement in the availability of Internet access.

Within EzineArticles.com, 5 authors represent the island country of Jamaica with the bulk majority of submissions coming from 2 Jamaican authors, Radhika Venkata and Nicholas Dixon.

It’s too bad that I’m not a beer lover, as Jamaica is famous for their Red Stripe beer…and friendly hospitality. I love the songs they sing when they meet you in the airport (some Bob Marley reggae tune)… :)

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Bev writes:

So good to know Jamaican Authors are getting some recognition!

Well done Chris!

Comment provided January 12, 2006 at 1:53 PM

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Marie writes:

Hey, have fun here in Jamaica (or I hope you had). And I dont know if you’ve checked out Marlon James…his first book, John Crow Devil..its darkly entertaining. Might be that you need a Jamaican to sit down beside you for some parts, cause it gets nicely colloquial.

Comment provided January 17, 2006 at 8:39 AM

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Tathiana Patino writes:

Geoffrey Philp is one of the island’s most accomplished writers. His poems and short stories have appeared in the Oxford Book of Poems and the Oxford Book of Short Stories. But don’t let that fool you.

If you really want to a good read and a good laugh, read Uncle Obadiah and the Alien or if your prefer a thriller, Benjamin, My Son

[Editors Note from Chris Knight: You can learn more about Jamaican Philp here: http://www.geoffreyphilp.com/ ]

Comment provided February 12, 2006 at 7:54 AM

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