Authors & Presenters

Under the Distinguished Patronage of Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies

  • Arrindell, Barbara - Barbara Arrindell is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and holds an MBA (HumanResource Management).  She manages and co-owns The Best of Books Bookshop in Antigua and has coordinated many activities aimed at improving literacy in Antigua & Barbuda and the wider region. She has published a children’s colouring book Antigua my […]
  • Beckles, Professor Sir Hilary - Before assuming the office of Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies on May 1, 2015, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles was Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados for thirteen years (2002–2015). Sir Hilary is a distinguished university administrator, economic historian and specialist in higher […]
  • Browne, Chedmond -   A former trade union leader, Chedmond Browne, has been a political and social activist for more than 40 years.   He joined the New People’s Liberation Movement in 2001 and served as a Member of Parliament from 2001 to 2006.  While in this role, he made an address at the United Nations Special Committee on […]
  • Cooper, Dr. Carolyn - Dr. Carolyn Cooper is a recently retired professor of literary and cultural studies who taught at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica for thirty-six years.  She is the author of two influential books – Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture at Large and Noises in the Blood:  Orality, Gender and the ‘Vulgar’ Body of Jamaican […]
  • Dickinson, Sarah - SARAH is a writer, broadcaster and media analyst.  She has written two reference books, How to Take on the MediaandEffective Presentationand two novels, A Slice of Lime, a comedy set in the Caribbean, and Crocodile Clips,a satire based on the early days of an all-speech commercial radio station. She has a collection of short stories, […]
  • Fergus, Professor Sir Howard A. - Howard A. Fergus KBE PhD is a career educator and leading Montserratian writer who has authored some 40 books and monographs in the areas of history, education, politics, poetry, and literary criticism. He has been published in the Caribbean and in Europe. Honours and awards include The Caribbean Writer Poetry Prize, The David Hough Literary Prize, the University […]
  • Marks, Natasha C. - N.C. Marks (Natasha C. Marks) is a writer from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Marks holds an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of London and teaches geography at the St. Vincent Girls’ High School in her Caribbean homeland. Her previous publications are When Silence Speaks(2011) and Memoirs of a Teacher(2012). Marks’s writings have […]
  • Reiph, Alex “Shujah” - Alex “Shujah” Reiph, popularly known as Shujah Reiph or simply Shujah, is a leading St. Martin national activist, cultural organizer, and trade unionist. He is president of the Conscious Lyrics Foundation and producer/host of the long-running Conscious Lyrics radio magazine, on 95.9 FM. Reiph was a founding member of the St. Martin Educational and Cultural […]
  • Simba, A-dZiko - Photo courtesy ©2014 Born in London, England to a Nigerian father and Jamaican mother, A-dZiko Simba Gegele is a writer, storyteller and spoken word artist whose work covers diverse genres including prose, poetry and scriptwriting for theatre, radio and television. Simba’s work speaks on global themes of societal inequity, oppression and environmental abuse as […]