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Our Own Stories

Caribbean Writers!You are one powerful group. I am proud to be part of this block of talent. Although I have been a founding member of the Facebook group called Caribbean Writers, I have not at all been active, partly because I have been giving my energy to the daily task of making a ‘decent’ living and partly because I have been either plagued by writer’s block or too consumed with my own writing projects. So, I want to big up people like my colleague and sister Sandra Sealy who shares and teaches and mentors and encourages and facilitates.One of the things tickling me, is biographies of the icons in our society. I went to the Olive Trotman memorial lecture last night in Barbados. The speaker was Glenville Lovell, a playwright, fiction writer (and artist in other genres). He gave us a number of stories and beseeched us to write our stories, we after all are the griots. He realised that our stories have not been told. He particularly referenced the story of the Black proletariat Caribbean men who went to help build the Panama Canal. This particular place is celebrated as one of the wonders of the world, yet the…

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Feeling Blessed Today

Wishing a peaceful Good Friday to you all. I am feeling blessed today, leaving my angry feelings from the last few weeks behind. I had been mad to write about the ridiculous service at some government departments, the lethargy and lack of creative thinking in the corridors of governance in this island and in the English speaking Caribbean, the stupidity of motorists, always rushing to go nowhere only to cause loss of life; and the psyche of males, always wanting to own a woman and to kill for that right, all the while caring about no one else but themselves. That is what I was going to write about; but today I feel blessed because my work is finally being recognised, that the chorus of Barbadians bigging up Barbadian artists is getting louder; that I have been spending the last few days transcribing my mother’s short stories. I am honoured with this labour. In the midst of it I have been happy, proud and in wonderment over my mother’s talent; but sad because no one knows about it. She by the way is an unsung heroine, having mentored many a young person in her immediate and in-law family to those…

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C’Mon. Read It!

Hi there! Starting today I am going to be on your computer screen talking about my products and those of other Barbadian and Caribbean writers and other artists. Why? Because we need to big up ourselves. I am sensing still this lack of confidence in our products, in our ability.Just as how we are some of the most diverse and beautiful people in the world so are our offerings. We, people, have an exotic product to offer the world!I will start with my own books, 3 produced so far; 2 novels for young adults and one biography. The Silent Killer was published by Ian Randle Publishers, one of the Caribbean’s most respected publishers out of Jamaica and it was bought for use in education in Trinidad and Tobago. This book is often bought as graduation gift to primary and secondary school children. It is one of the few novels by a local writer for the young adult market. The other novel, Friends Stick Together, is meant for the tween market (ages 8 to 12); but may be read by teens and adults; and people learning to speak the English language may find it useful. Like the Silent Killer, this book…

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My Blog

Hi there! Barbara here. Starting today I am going to be on your computer screen talking about my products and those of other Barbadian and Caribbean writers and other artists. Why? Because we need to big up ourselves. I am sensing still this lack of confidence in our products, in our ability. Just as how we are the some of the most diverse and beautiful people in the world so are our offerings. We, people, have an exotic product to offer the world! Until next time, Cheers!  

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