Carib Plus Lit News (early December 2019)


Caribbean Voices was a programme out of the BBC that helped either launch or popularize the artists who would come to be known as the foundations of the 20th century Caribbean literary canon. And now we have a New Caribbean Voices podcast for the 21st century, hosted by Caribbean-Brit poet Maliker Booker. Read about it at Repeating Islands and then check out the podcast as we will be. Check out our Reading Room and Gallery if you still need to satiate your arts-appetite.

There’s also this new interview with me (Joanne C. Hillhouse) at U.S. online platform Ravishly, in which I talk about my teen/young adult novel Musical Youth.

Read it here. More of my interviews can be found on the Media page on my author blog.

New Books

Sandra Sealy, Barbadian artist and writing professional who has been sharing opportunities for writers in the Caribbean longer than I have, has launched her first book Chronicles of a Seawoman: a Collection of Poems. Be sure to support her as she has supported the journey of so many writers.

PLUS New releases from Antigua-Barbuda Samantha Dian Samuel’s Journey to Discovery: Carl’s Summer of Adventure illustrated by Sonali Andrews, and (it’s been out for a minute but has it’s Antigua and Barbuda launch the first Saturday in December at the Museum Sue Evan-Wong aka Sue Appleby’s Cornish in the Caribbean. Finally, Wadadli Pen alum (a finalist 2005 and 2006) Rilys Adams, writing prolifically as Rilzy Adams’ dropped her latest, Twelve Dates of Christmas (Love on the Rock Book 1).


Remember books make great gifts and check out data base of Antiguan and Barbudan books (note: some of the newer ones haven’t been added yet), the Wadadli Pen post on children’s book for your Christmas shopping list, or our last Carib Plus Lit News in case you missed it, for the right book for that person in your life.


The fourth iteration of Human Stories in November 2019 marked the UK solo exhibition debut by Nadia Huggins (Trinidadian, based in St. Vincent and the Grenadines), whose photographic and filmic works capture intimate moments between sea and surface around St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Curated by Kaia Charles, Human Stories is a series of annual photography exhibitions that encourage a contemporary discourse on modern life via a human point of view. Source.

You can catch independent Barbadian filmmaker Shakirah Bourne’s take on Shakespeare’s a Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Caribbean Dream, on Amazon Prime.

Be sure to check the latest A & B Arts Round up to see what’s coming up in Antigua and Barbuda this December. Including a return of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues directed by Zahra Airall fresh from her wins at the Caribbean Secondary Schools Drama Festival (added to the Antiguans and Barbudans Awarded page).

As with all content on Wadadli Pen, unless otherwise indicated, this is written by author and Wadadli Pen founder and coordinator Joanne C. Hillhouse. All rights reserved.

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One response to “Carib Plus Lit News (early December 2019)

  1. Reblogged this on Seawoman's Caribbean Writing and commented:
    So honoured and touched that Wadadli Pen announced my book as part of the December 2019 Caribbean book round up.

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