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Jean Rhys Category:LITERATUREFull NameElla Gwendolen Rees Williams IslandDominica Date of BirthMay 14th 1979 Place of BirthRoseau, Dominica The life of Jean Rhys, born Ella Gwendolen Rees Williams, has certainly been a ‘fascinating’ read. Rhys was born in Dominica to a Welsh father and white Creole mother. She always had a somewhat distant relationship with her [...]
Orde M. Coombs Category:LITERATUREFull NameOrde M. Coombs IslandSt. Vincent & the Grenadines Date of Birth3rd June 1939 Place of BirthSt. Vincent & the Grenadines Orde M. Coombs is an author, film producer and editor hailing from the island of St. Vincent. As a young boy he peeled sugar cane in the fields and loved to [...]
Marcia King-Gamble Category:LITERATUREFull NameMarcia King-Gamble IslandSt. Vincent & the Grenadines Date of Birth- Place of BirthSt. Vincent & the Grenadines Born on the beautiful islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Marcia King-Gamble is a national bestselling author. Gamble’s mother was a school teacher, so she learned to read at an early age. Also helped [...]
Lasana M. Sekou Category:LITERATUREFull NameLasana M. Sekou IslandAruba Date of Birth12th January 1959 Place of BirthAruba Born in Aruba, but raised in St. Martin, Lasana M. Sekou is one of the leading writers from St. Martin. Starting at a very young age, Sekou recited his first poem at a traditional house concert before the age [...]
Karlyn Percil Category:LITERATUREFull NameKarlyn Percil IslandSt. Lucia Date of Birth23rd February 1979 Place of BirthSt. Lucia Karlyn Percil grew up in a village called Banse in Laborie, St. Lucia. She recalls growing up surrounded by nature and without electricity. She would bathe in the river and walk for an hour and a half to catch [...]
Joseph H. Lake Jr. Category:LITERATUREFull NameJoseph H. Lake Jr. IslandSt. Martin Date of Birth- Place of BirthSt. Martin Joseph H. Lake Jr is an author and leading political scientist. He appears regularly as a political commentator on radio and TV. Lake Jr, started as a columnist and associate editor with Windward Islands Opinion in the [...]
Caryl Phillips Category:LITERATUREFull NameCaryl Phillips IslandSt. Kitts & Nevis Date of Birth13th March 1958 Place of BirthBasseterre, St Kitts Caryl Phillips, best known as a novelist, was born in St. Kitts and moved to Leeds, England, at just 4 months old.  He started his literary career as a playwright, but has also written for television, [...]
Christene Browne Category:LITERATUREFull NameChristene Browne IslandSaint Kitts Date of Birth18th October 1965 Place of BirthSaint Kitts Christene Browne was born in St Kitts, but grew up in Toronto. Her love for film production stemmed from her involvement in the Regent Park Video workshop project, where she contributed to the production of many documentaries about the community. [...]
Sir Trevor McDonald Category:JOURNALISM/TVFull NameGeorge McDonald IslandTrinidad & Tobago Date of Birth16 August 1939 Place of BirthSan Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago Trevor McDonald to most is a very familiar name. Sir Trevor McDonald, was born George McDonald in Trinidad. It was there that he started his career as a news presenter, radio reporter and sports [...]
Derek Walcott Category:LITERATUREFull NameSir Derek Alton Walcott IslandSt. Lucia Date of Birth23 January 1930 Place of BirthCastries, St. Lucia Dereck Walcott, born in Castries St. Lucia, came from a family that had a love and appreciation for the arts. Walcott initially trained as a painter but soon discovered his passion and talent for poetry. Aged [...]