The history of Cuba is sometimes written with a biblical reference to David and Goliath, with Cuba playing the role of David to America’s Goliath. In the Bible David defeated Goliath, so the similarity ends there, but it is noteworthy that Cuba, a small poor Caribbean island, has not been defeated by the American Goliath. In fact new evidence suggests that David didn't have such a difficult task, because Goliath was reportedly short-sighted allowing David to approach from a distance unseen.
South Regional/Broward College Library, located at 7300 Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines will host the second annual Jamaican Literary and Holiday Cultural Exposition on Saturday, December 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Some of the most respected contemporary African-American, Caribbean and Hispanic authors will bring their flavor and literary genius to this year’s 31st edition of the Miami Book Fair International (MBFI), presented by The Center for Writing and Literature @ Miami Dade College (MDC). Award-winning authors JaQuavis Coleman, Richard Blanco, Cecilia M. Fernandez, and K'wan Foye will join a legion of other distinguished writers and present their latest works during the Fair, as well as participate in book signings, readings, and one-on-one discussions.
Teen readers in the Caribbean and the world will have one more book to read this week when the award-winning Musical Youth by Antiguan and Barbudan author Joanne C. Hillhouse is released. The book, which placed second in the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, follows one eventful summer in the life of a group of Antiguan teenagers.
Despite the many monumental glass ceilings that have been broken for the equal rights of all citizens in the United States, unique challenges persist for many, including, potentially, half the population, says Trinidad and Tobago-born Jennifer Carroll, the first female – and first black – elected lieutenant governor of Florida and a retired United States Navy lieutenant commander.
A book co-authored by Kim Simplis Barrow, wife of Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow, recently received an honorable mention at an award recognizing the commitment of individuals and organizations working in early childhood development in the Caribbean and Latin America.
This remarkable book is actually a historical document which reads like a novel.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.
Jamaican Writer & Fulbright Specialist candidate Dr. Marva McClean will participate in the Miami International Book Fair as a member of the panel on African Diaspora Genealogy: African American and Caribbean Perspectives panel.
Zane, best-selling author whose film Addicted is now in theaters, will headline A Conversation with … Zane on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The City of Miramar Cultural Center. Partial proceeds from the event will benefit the breast cancer awareness organization Save the Twinz.
Life and Myth of Ismael Rivera, an Afro-Caribbean Icon Dear Peter, Caribbean Studies Press announces the release of The People's Poet Life and Myth of Ismael Rivera, an Afro-Caribbean Icon. By Rosa E. Carrasquillo, Associate Professor of Caribbean, Latin American and Latino History, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
Marc Curtis Little, a leading author, has released his fourth novel, After Obama. The book is an engaging, gripping account filled with intrigue. Marc fondly refers to it as the most ambitious “what if” political novel in publishing history. “After Obama is a fast-paced, emotion-packed novel about the seedy side of politics, revived romance, recycled friendships, reinvigorated criminality, and the uplifting consequences of deep spiritual challenges of what life in America could look like after President Obama leaves office.
Roger Stone, former advisor to President Richard Nixon and New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy-the Case against LBJ, gives us the inside scoop on Nixon’s rise and fall in Watergate in his new book, Nixon’s Secrets in bookstores now.
Victoria Mutual Building Society, along with several other sponsors, namely, Caribbean Frozen Foods, Jamaica Bedding Company Ltd, Davidi Photo, Soul Rebel Productions. OJay Koolers, Watson &Associates, PA, Dr Sue and You, Ken Damally- have generously donated copies of the book "Ode to Miss Lou, From the Soul of Dr Sue" to the Jamaica Library service.