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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.
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