Love Affair with Literature on a Sunday Morning

I’ve been so ridiculously busy lately that I have been neglecting my own blog. But I did want to share this with you. We had a blissfully lovely Sunday morning at the University of the West Indies for an event hosted by the Department of Literatures in English, as the Kingston Book Festival kicked off. Susan Goffe and many other friends and book lovers were there. Here is Susan’s account of the morning. Enjoy!

Right Steps & Poui Trees

The prospect of continuing a love affair may indeed rouse you early on a Sunday morning, and cause you to wend your way expectantly to the UWI Mona Campus. Love Affair with Literature 5. IMG_8908

And once there, poet Tanya Shirley welcomes you on behalf of the Department of Literatures in English, assuring you that this is one love affair that is okay, with no risk of fornication, sin or hell!

(Kellie Magnus then reminds you that this is the start of Kingston Book Festival 2016.)

A-dZiko Simba Gegele reads from her novel “All Over Again”, and you enter into the world of a young boy carrying home his school report to his mother. IMG_8916

This envelope full of bad things.

Look, you tell yourself. You just have to explain that not everyone can be good at everything. Surely she will understand. You are good at climbing trees, and swimming in rivers and…

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