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Books| Banana Bottom by Claude McKay

In ‘Banana Bottom’, Claude McKay explores his own version of Pygmalion in the Caribbean island of Jamaica. After enjoying a European education via white missionary benefactors, Bita Plant is returning home. The missionaries, Malcolm and Priscilla Craig, have mapped out Bita’s life completely. She will receive training at the mission in Jubilee; she will serve…

The Quiet Powerhouse | Jennifer G Robinson

A quiet but powerful intensity inhabits Alex Wheatle which is not apparent in his stature. This author of six novels is very passionate about his beliefs; his writing; his books; almost as though they were, children. ‘Black History Month’, that annual necessary evil, has recently come to a close in the UK and Alex has…