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Exploring the complexities of South Africa’s racial politics: Peter Abrahams, novelist, journalist and commentator, around 1955.CreditCarl Van Vechten, all rights reserved Peter Abrahams, a South African writer whose journalism and novels explored, with sensitivity and passion, the injustices of apartheid and the complexities of racial politics, died on Wednesday at his home in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 97. The death was reported in the Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner.

“Is Anansi Meck It - Jack Mandora Mi Noh Choose None.” (With Amina Blackwood –Meeks, Owen Blakka Ellis, Fae Ellington, Easton Lee, Dr. Sue, Malachi Smith). 

The Louise Bennett-Coverley Reading Festival will begin a two-day event commemorating the 10thannual celebration of the legacy of Jamaica’s former cultural Ambassador, the late Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley, OM, OJ, MBE.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Jan. 18, 2017: Here are the stories making news across the Caribbean, Latin America and its US Diaspora for today, Jan. 18, 2017:

Kingston, Jamaica; Sagicor Foundation today launched the 19th staging of its Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run 2017 at the Spanish Court Hotel. The annual run will be held on Sunday February 19 at 7:30 a.m. under the theme 'run for the fun, donate for the cause'. Sagicor Group has set out to raise $60 million from the race event and fundraising, to contribute to three beneficiaries.

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