Review: Unlock the Door by La Shawna Griffith

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April 18, 2017

Who is La Shawna Griffith?  La Shawna Griffith is an emerging poet who was born and resides in beautiful Barbados. She is twenty- two years of age. She truly loves writing pieces to promote change in the world. Her goal is to become a voice for the voiceless, a hope and an inspiration.


How do we present the evils of history to the innocent mind and heart of a child?

Libraries are a great place for creative minds
November 18, 2015

It’s a question faced time and again by educators and authors on a regular basis. And it’s a debate we need to continuously have, especially as some of the most popular books released are presenting critical, uncomfortable narratives like slavery in a whitewashed light. One such book is A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat by Emily Jenkins and featuring illustrations by Sophie Blackall. The “well-intentioned” book tells the story…


China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

November 10, 2015

by Howard W. French Reviewed by Nicolas van de Walle  Howard French, Associate Professor, Columbia Journaliam School. French is an award winning journalist with decades of experience in Africa. French’s second book on Africa, “China’s Second Continent,” was cited as one of the best books of 2014 by the Economist, The Guardian and Foreign Affairs Magazine.  Over one million Chinese citizens have moved to Africa in the last two decades, where they have established a wide array…


They Gave The Crowd Plenty Fun …. Cricket more than a game. Book Review

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October 15, 2015

John Stevenson reviews Colin Babb’s study of the West Indies cricket team and the UK Caribbean community. Written by By John Stevenson 14/10/2015 In his revised and updated book, They Gave the Crowd Plenty Fun: West Indian Cricket and its Relationship with the British-Resident Caribbean Diaspora (Hansib: 2015), Colin Babb successfully explores the remarkable relationship between the Caribbean community in Britain and the West Indies cricket team. They Gave the Crowd…


Africa: EXO, An African Superhero Animated Film and Graphic Novel

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March 11, 2015

Writer and creative director Roye Okupe launches his debut graphic novel EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams, based on a superhero from Nigeria (Africa) YouNeek Studios, the Maryland based transmedia company, is proud to bring to their fans the graphic novel, EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams. EXO will be a trilogy of books with the first split into two parts. Part one will be a 110-page book and it’s…


The Book Of Negroes

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February 11, 2015

” I have a rich, dark skin Some people have described it as blue black. My eyes are hard to read, and I like them so. Distrust, disdain, dislike-one does not want to give public notice to such sentiments. Some say I was once uncommonly beautiful, but I wouldn’t wish beauty on any woman who has not her own freedom, and who chooses not the hands that claim her.”


Horace Campbell lecture on NATO and Libya

Horace Campbell
January 20, 2015

Horace G. Campbell is Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University in Syracuse New York. He has been an activist and a scholar for over forty years. From his early years in Jamaica, Campbell has been involved in the Black Liberation Struggle and in the struggles for peace and justice. From his years in Toronto, Canada to his sojourns in Africa (Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe), the…



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September 21, 2014

Author: Sonia Williams Review done by: Simba Simba Simple! It is said that the most beautiful things in life are the simple things in life. It is the little things that are easily overlooked, yet when noticed can extract a profound feeling of serenity. The walk on the beach at dusk, a sweet juicy fruit, a gaze into the moon or just a drive into the countryside are but a…