Antiguan and Barbudan Writings – Mixed/Anthology/Other

N.B. This is a sub-list of the bibliography of Antiguan and Barbudan Writings. It is specific to books that are a mix of genres. Use the search window to the right to find the master list and other sub-lists, broken down by genre (fiction, non-fiction, poetry etc.). As with the rest of the bibliography, this list is specific to books and/or CDs. Publications in journals can also be found by using the search window to the right. Also reviews of published Antiguan and Barbudan works, interviews, and much more. If you’re looking for Wadadli Pen winners, use the drop down menu on the right or search Wadadli Pen by year, name, story or other feature (e.g. ‘Wadadli Pen winning stories’, ‘Wadadli Pen story links’). Hope you find what you’re looking for.

Name: authors – various (including Alexia Baird, Motion, Itah Sadu, Brenda Lee Browne, Trey Anthony, Sister Soiuljah, Jully Black, Barbara Arrindell, Jemini, D’bi Young, Tiffani Powell, Glenda Prince, the editors etc.); editor – Althea Prince; co-editors Gayle Gonsalves and Aisha Wilks)

Book: 9781554831753_cover_coverbookpage-v2The Black Notes. Insomniac Press. Canada. 2017.

About the Book: 

The Black Notes contains stories and poems written by 12 black women. The storytelling crosses intergenerational, and local, national, and international cultural sensibilities, giving the reader a glimpse of the way the storytellers ‘receive’ and ‘share’ story.

About the Author: 

Prince is covered in Fiction, Children’s Fiction, and Non-Fiction.

Gonsalves is covered in Fiction.

Arrindell is covered in Fiction, Children’s Fiction, and Non-Fiction.

Baird (Fashion Trends and Stay Woke) is the daughter of Glenda Prince.

Browne is covered in Poetry and Fiction.

Motion is covered in Plays/Screenplays and Poetry.

Powell (My Heart is his Prisoner).

G. Prince (Giving Thanks).


Name: authors – various (including Vivian Michael, Jhohadli, Eulie Frederick, Carl E. Samuel, Malaka Parker, Monique James-Roberts, Linley Wynter, Gavin Crump, Karil Sampson, and anon.)

Book: Collective Soul. Chrysalis. Antigua. 1998.

About the Author:

Michael is covered in Poetry.

Jhohadli is Joanne C. Hillhouse, covered in several sub-lists.


Name: Robin Forward and Marie Kinsella

Book: Images of the Sun. 2011.

About the Book:

An anthology by Robin Forward illustrated by Marie Kinsella in aid of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine Antigua W. I. Restoration Fund.

About the Authors: 

Robin Forward – In 1800, his great grandfather Cap Tiller first came to the island – in Nelson’s Navy. Cap Tiller’s daughter Jane was born in Antigua and later married Robert McDonald beginning five generations of Robin’s family born in Antigua. Born in
1934, he became a doctor – an anesthesiologist – while also developing an interest in writing poetry. He’s published three collections and his epic poem For the Ancestors was published in 2005 in The Journal of Caribbean Literature. He retired in 1999.

Marie Kinsella – born Ireland – moved to England at 13 – came to Antigua in 1984 – where she fell in love with the people and the beautiful light of the island and stayed.


Name: authors – various (including Catherine Bain, George Elliott Clarke, Gayle Gonsalves, Joanne C. Hillhouse, Clifton Joseph, Dwayne Morgan, Motion, Jelani Nias/J-Wyze, Djanet Sears, Mansa Trotman); editor – Althea Prince

Book: In the Black coverIn the Black: New African Canadian Literature. Insomniac. Canada. 2012.

About the Book: 

In a mix of short fiction, poetry, dub poetry, and hip hop, some of Black Canada’s foremost writers from across generations explore history, community, love, and healing.

About the Author:

Prince is covered in Fiction, Children’s Fiction, and Non-Fiction.

Gonsalves is covered in Fiction.

Hillhouse is covered in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s Fiction, and Poetry.

Joseph is covered in Poetry.

Motion is covered in Poetry, Plays/Screenplays, and Fiction.

Nias is covered in Fiction.

Trotman is covered in Poetry.


Name: authors – various (including – Zahra Airall, Barbara Arrindell, Madeline Blackman, Brenda Lee Browne, Shakeema Edwards, Linisa George, Gayle Gonsalves,  Joanne C. Hillhouse, D. Gisele Isaac, Dotsie Isaac-Gellizeau, Yvonne H. Pamela James, Tameka Jarvis-George Clifton Joseph, Llewelyn Joseph, Kaliq Lowe, Monica Matthew, Rosie V. McMaster, Motion, Jelani Nias, Dorbrene O’Marde, Althea Prince, Janis Prince Inniss, John Prince, Ralph Prince, Taija Ryan, Heidi Skerritt,  Glen J. Toussaint, Mansa Trotman, Amber Williams-King); editor – Althea Prince

Book: nailhead.jpgSo the Nailhead Bend, So the Story End: an Anthology of Antiguan and Barbudan Writing, Voume 1. A Different Publisher. Canada. 2013.

About the Book:

A collection of Antiguan and Barbudan modern literature including established and fresh voices.

About the Authors: 

A. Prince is covered in Fiction, Children’s Literature, and Non-Fiction.

Airall is covered in Playwrights and Screenwriters, Plays/Screenplays and Poetry.

Arrindell is covered in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwrights and Screenwriters, and Children’s Literature

Blackman is a former Consul General for Antigua and Barbuda in Canada.

Browne is covered in Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry.

Edwards is covered in Poetry and Fiction.

George is covered in Poetry.

Gonsalves is covered in Fiction.

Hillhouse is covered in Poetry, Fiction, Children’s Literature, Playwrights and Screenwriters, and Non-Fiction.

Inniss, born in Guyana, is the daughter of Antiguan writer Ralph Prince, to whom this collection is dedicated.

Isaac is covered in Fiction.

Isaac-Gellizeau is covered in Poetry.

K. James is of Antiguan parentage; he is, also, a lecturer with a PhD in aerospace engineering.

Y. James is a retired teacher.

Jarvis-George is covered in Poetry, Children’s Literature, and Fiction.

C. Joseph is covered in Poetry.

L. Joseph’s ‘first poetic attempt at 8 – “to see ants march in perfect line/as some ascend and some decline.” His aunt laughed, and despite his mother’s encouragements, he never saved or showed anything he wrote for years.’ (p.168, So the Nailhead Bend, So the Story End)

Lowe won first place in the 2008 Independence Literary Arts Competition and was a finalist again in a subsequent year.

Matthew is covered in Non-Fiction.

McMaster is covered in Poetry.

Motion is covered in Poetry, Fiction, and Playwriting and Screenwriting.

Nias is also covered in Fiction.

O’Marde is covered in Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Playwriting and Screenwriting.

J. Prince is covered in Poetry.

R. Prince is covered in Poetry.

Ryan (Choices and Third Time) – this is her first publication; her maternal grandmother is Antiguan.

Skerritt was born in England to Antiguan parents and grew up in Canada. She migrated to Antigua in the 1990s, and started the Sistas with Books book club.

Toussaint is covered in Poetry.

Trotman is covered in Poetry.

Williams-King is covered in Poetry.


Name: authors – various (including D. Gisele Isaac, David Spencer, Dianne Carrott, and others); editor – Lucilla Benjamin

Book: Young Antiguans Write: Prize-winning Selections in Poetry and Prose from School Creative Writing Annual Competition, 1968-1978. Ministry of Education and Culture. Antigua. 1979.

About the Authors:

Benjamin was, among other things, a series advisor for the New Caribbean Reader published by Ginn and Company.

Isaac is covered in the Fiction section.


As with all content on, except otherwise noted, this is written by Joanne C. Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Musical Youth, With Grace, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure, its Spanish language edition Perdida! , and Oh Gad! ). All Rights Reserved. If you enjoyed it, check out my page Jhohadli or like me on Facebook. Help me spread the word about Wadadli Pen and my books. You can also subscribe to the site to keep up with future updates. Thanks.

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