This is a new site I came across (or at least new to me). I’ll be sharing the link on our Caribbean resources page as well but writing challenge to writing challenge, I thought it favourable to share the results of the Caribbean Intelligence new writing contest. I’ll be reading the stories and hope you will too.
Jennie D’ambra’s Box is described as being: “inspired by the true story of welterweight champion boxer Joe Walcott, who left Barbados for the US at the age of 15, the teenage narrator makes the reverse journey when his stern grandmother turns him out of his Boston home and tells him to ‘go and find a life’. This story has the mysterious power of a folk tale and the excellent writing evokes first the harsh, cold life of the poor in Boston and then the brilliant sunshine of the Caribbean.”
Delroy ‘Nesta’ Williams’ Cricket in the Streets is said to be a story which “captures the terror and determination of a young batsman facing an aggressive fast bowler in a neighbourhood cricket match, is both funny and engaging. It has the reader cheering on its hero as he confronts his terrifying opponent.”