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While there is a distinct pleasure in reading poetry, there is also the joy of hearing the writer read his or her work. Often during a reading, the poem is given a context within the writer's personal experiences or the general social circumstances...

"Howdy, how yu do. Tenki, thank yu. Beg yu pardon, excuse me. Practise up yu courtesy," greetings from Louise 'Miss Lou' Bennett-Coverley, Jamaica's cultural icon, poet, folklore aficionado, and a proud Jamaican, who proved that "Wi little but wi...

The child in 2015: Colourful ribbons to frame my face, The cutest clips and bubbles to keep my hair so neatly combed in place, Oh how I miss being a child, My tears flowed and my mother wouldn't even say a word, She would kiss me so hard till the pain rolled...

Putting it simple, when you are trying to determine the price for a product, one would normally ensure that all expenses are covered, plus a markup. In the case of a book, especially that of an ebook, that model may not apply here as it may be...

Leading Jamaican contemporary author Erna Brodber will join South African filmmaker Xoliswa Sithole and Tanzanian activist Richard Mabala on what is being billed as a difficult and constructive dialogue on xenophobia in the African diaspora. Taking...

ILE-IFE, Nigeria (AP): Babajide Olatunji sold his first portrait for about $7. Seven years later, his charcoal renderings of faces with tribal markings sell for thousands of dollars.This 24-year-old's success is part of a new global recognition of...

Water WoesThe grass is brown, crisp, dryWithered plants bring tears and a sighCrops are fighting the hot days of summerWith little or no waterTheir thirst is barely quenchedA sad reality, it's survival of the fittestMastering the art of a bath from...

TUPPER LAKE, NY (AP):While most boardwalks skirt beaches or traverse bogs and marshlands, a new wooden walkway in the Adirondacks (a part of New York's Forest Preserve in Upstate New York) takes nature lovers on a tour of the treetops to let them...

The public-address system crackles and announces the departure of a flight amid familiar scenes of people moving to the check-in counters, security and airline personnel milling about in the terminal, the whiff of freshly brewed coffee permeating...

I was recently at a luncheon with a client when the discussion digressed to a hypothetical and thought-provoking chit-chat. The question was posed:"If you had the choice, would you go back in the past to meet your ancestors and revisit specific...
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