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Children of the Ash

ST. MARTIN, Caribbean (July 28, 2022)—It’s already being called a combustible poetry collection, Children of the Ash by N.C. Marks comes home to St. Vincent on Friday, July 29, 2022.

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Gerard van Veen, author, probation officer, actor passed on at 88

by Lasana M. Sekou  

GREAT BAY, St. Martin (March 22, 2022)Gerardus Theodorus Benedictus Maria van Veen died peacefully in his sleep on March 13, 2022, at St. Maarten Medical Center, Cay Hill. He was 88.

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Almeerse dichter te gast tijdens festivals in Berlijn, Mexico en Colombia

Afgelopen zomer werd de Almeers-Arubaanse schrijver, dichter en essayist Quito Nicolaas opnieuw uitgenodigd om tijdens  de viering van de 30ste editie van het Internationaal Poëzie festival van Medellín op treden. Daarnaast trad hij eveneens op tijdens het Festival de Poesía Contemporaneo de San Cristobal (Mexico) en het Literatuurfestival van Berlijn.

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Icon comes alive in scholarly work

by Glenville Ashby

In Caribbean Counterpoint Dr. Sara Florian forays into the mind of Lasana Sekou; his fears and hope, and his musings, she lays bare. In her dissection we see a man driven by a painful history, a history that collectively cements a people into a worn but redeemable fabric.

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The call for Caribbean Literature Day – July 12, 2020

Following is the full statement calling for Caribbean Literature Day to be celebrated on July 12, 2020 throughout the Caribbean region and beyond, issued by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), at the St. Martin Book Fair Closing Ceremony on June 6, 2020. Lasana M. Sekou, writer and projects director at HNP, read from the statement during the live broadcast of the literature festival on Facebook.

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Caribbean Counterpoint: The Aesthetics of Salt in Lasana Sekou by Sara Florian

Great Bay, St. Martin (August 13, 2019)—The USA booklist from California’s Small Press Distribution (SPD) includes a new book published in St. Martin: Caribbean Counterpoint: The Aesthetics of Salt in Lasana Sekou by Sara Florian, PhD.

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Lasana M. Sekou Live @ 40th anniversary” concert

Poetry, stories, drama, and dance-theater performances at John Larmonie Center


GREAT BAY/MARIGOT, St. Martin (November 19, 2018)—The 40th anniversary concert of St. Martin’s Lasana Sekou as an author of over 20 books, takes place on November 30 and December 1, 2018, at 8 PM, said Shujah Reiph, president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation (CLF).
“It’s a cultural event at the John Larmonie Center on Long Wall Road, next to the LB Scott Sports Auditorium,” said Reiph, who is also producer of the concert. read on…

Novelists of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao not known in wider Caribbean

GREAT BAY, St. Martin (June 16, 2017)—“A persistent ignorance about the Dutch Antilles literature exist among the English, Spanish, and French-speaking Caribbean.” That is how Emilio Jorge Rodríguez introduced a main idea of his paper, “Dutch Antilles Novelists and the Caribbean Literary Canon,” at the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) conference in The Bahamas, June 7, 2017. read on…

St. Martin Book Fair presents books in Tortola

Great Bay, St. Martin (March 30, 2016)—The Virgin Islands Public Library has received a gift pack of books published in St. Martin as a promotion of the St. Martin Book Fair and of book publishing and literary readings in the Caribbean, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). read on…

Wanted: Poems for the New Virgin Islands Book of Poetry, Where I See the Sun

Great Bay, St. Martin (December 13, 2015)—Calling “All poets and spoken word artists from the Virgin Islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke), including those studying or living abroad, to submit up to five poems” for a new poetry book to be published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in the Virgin Islands is the working title for the planned book. Various subjects and writings styles are encouraged, said HNP president Jacqueline Sample. The submission deadline is February 19, 2016. read on…

Tell Me Again, Lasana M. Sekou’s Love Songs 

by Rochelle Ward

Unadulterated love and dizzying passion are the puppet masters that wind their fingers around the heartstrings of the characters that people the fives stories in Lasana Sekou’s newly published Love Songs Make You Cry – Second Edition. This love and passion drive the characters to what Blair’s father (one of the characters) describes as “grave and unmentionable consequences” – that cost them their trust, family or even their lives. But sometimes, like the floating sunbeams beneath the canopy of a dense forest, these same characters bask in the faint rays of redemption. read on…

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