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Happy Birthday George Lamming

One of our most illustrious sons of the soil is celebrating his 94th birthday on this day. For avid readers and even for those who are not, In the Castle of my Skin is highly recommended by the blogmaster. Unlike developed societies, Caribbean people are loath to give acclaim to home-grown literary talent. We thank you for showing that a

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Austin ‘Tom’ Clarke: Let’s Honour Our Legends Before It’s Too Late

Submitted by David Comissiong In December of 2015 I produced a newspaper article that acknowledged Barbados’ good fortune of possessing no less than four “living legends” of literature– George Lamming, Paule Marshall , Kamau Brathwaite and Austin “Tom” Clarke. Well, as we learnt on Monday of this week, Tom Clarke is no longer with us!  As a tribute to the

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