The Windrush Stories: A Visit to the National Library of Jamaica


The story of the Windrush continues, in different ways. Or rather, should I say “stories”? Because I see the Windrush as a mosaic of many human stories – of endurance and success, determination and disappointment. There has been some more local coverage; the Sunday Gleaner’s Arts & Education section included an article by Amitabh Sharma last … More The Windrush Stories: A Visit to the National Library of Jamaica

National Library of Jamaica Discovers Miss Lou Treasure


This news from the National Library of Jamaica (headed by the awesome Beverley Lashley) cheered me up quite a bit! June 18, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National Library of Jamaica Discovers Miss Lou Treasure Kingston, Jamaica: A signed copy of one of the first books written by the late Hon. Dr.  Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley OM, … More National Library of Jamaica Discovers Miss Lou Treasure

On Fathers and Family, and Keeping Families Together


Fatherhood is complicated. For Father’s Day, I wrote about the many challenges, including those that face the family in general, on my Jamaica Gleaner blog post here. We know that often families struggle to stay together and to maintain some sense of cohesion. Poverty, crime, violence, separation, and ill health (including mental illness) can tear families apart … More On Fathers and Family, and Keeping Families Together