I Could Have Been Among Prime Minister Theresa May’s Disinherited (Part 1): A Guest Post from Professor Bernard Headley


I am honored and pleased to share the first part in a two-part article, submitted by my friend Professor Bernard Headley, who has remained steadfastly focused on the plight of immigrants, including deportees, over the years. This is a personal story, as they all are: stories about people, families, fathers and sons and daughters. I … More I Could Have Been Among Prime Minister Theresa May’s Disinherited (Part 1): A Guest Post from Professor Bernard Headley

Word Flow, Word Play


Jamaicans have an energetic relationship with words. They fling them, they shout them, they play with them, they let them sing. And so it was at a light-hearted, but quietly passionate session of open mic poetry last night at my neighborhood bookstore, Bookophilia. At times we competed with the busy Friday night traffic. But we … More Word Flow, Word Play

The Father of Dub Poetry Gets A Fine Award


He is just as neat and dapper as in his younger days, but his hair is thin and grey. The slim figure with the quietly dignified air is Jamaican-born dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson (LKJ), receiving the Golden PEN Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement from a tousle-headed English lady. He joins a list of mostly white, mainstream … More The Father of Dub Poetry Gets A Fine Award