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French novelist and poet Daniel Maximin was the guest of honor at the fourth edition of the Congress of Caribbean Writers last month in Guadeloupe. The organizers  said the four-day event, which was sponsored by the Regional Council of Guadeloupe in collaboration with the Association of Caribbean Writers, attracted participants from the United States and 21 Caribbean countries to discuss themes relating to travel, migration and diasporas.
St. Lucian-born poet Vladimir Lucien has won the $60,000 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature at this year’s Bocas LitFest. Lucien, who was also awarded the OCM (One Caribbean Media) Award for Poetry, won with his collection titled, “Sounding Ground”.
Sir Curtly Ambrose, the Antigua and West Indies fast bowling icon, has launched his autobiography. The book, which will characterize his 98-Test career for West Indies between 1988 and 2000, is be entitled “Time to Talk”, playing to the beanpole speedster’s motto during his career that “Curtly talks to no man”.
This remarkable book is actually a historical document which reads like a novel.  Stephen Fairweather, a Belizean who now lives in Florida, was researching the early history of Belize, specifically the Battle of St. George’s Cay, when he came upon the original document entitled “The Baymen of Belize” in the archives of the Royal Commonwealth Society in London.
May 24-25,2015.  The Cultural Section of the Consulate General of Haiti in Miami, the Executive Board of Sosyete Koukouy of Miami, Inc. and Mapou Cultural Center would like to invite you to the Third Annual Haitian Caribbean Book Fair in Little Haiti, on Sunday, May 24th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. There will be a kick off reception on Saturday May 23rd honouring Edwidge Danticat, Gérard Férère and Bernard Deiderich.
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