Interviewing the Caribbean Volume 5:1

Caribbean Childhood Traumas and Triumphs pt.1

by Opal Palmer AdisaJuleus Ghunta
Contributors: Dillon AlleynePolly PattulloDaniel ObrianGeoffrey PhilipBerkley Wendell SemplePhillis GershatorOonya KampadooMary CuffyTricia AllenRhonda Cobham-SanderSonia S. WilliamsJoanne C. HillhouseTom T.L. LinkskeyRosie Pickering

The University of the West Indies Press is pleased to announce the addition of its first creative peer-reviewed journal, Interviewing the Caribbean (IC) to its journal portfolio. IC is a creative composition of poetry, non-fiction and the visual arts in all media that celebrates everything Caribbean. Founded by the exceptionally talented playwright, cultural activist and professor of gender studies Opal Palmer Adisa, the journal showcases Caribbean intellectuals, writers, artists, culture and artistic expressions at home and in the diaspora. The addition of this journal represents a positive move towards providing authors of creative content a credible platform to accompany the UWI Press distinguished records of scholarly publications and provide access to a global community of creative consumers. With the goal to promote and amplify the voices and artistic expressions of the creative community; IC will be published annually, December/Winter. The theme of IC winter issue features Caribbean Children’s Literature and Childhood memories of the Caribbean.

Founder and Editor

Professor Opal Palmer Adisa, the University Director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Regional Coordinating Office at The University of the West Indies, Mona, founded the journal in 2015. A gender specialist, author, storyteller, curator and photographer. She was the Distinguished Professor of creative writing/literature in the MFA program and the Diversity Studies program at California College of the Arts

Cover illustration by Daniel 'O'Brian, Busy Bee Mas 2019

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Vol. 5, No. 1 :: Winter 2019

Caribbean Childhood:Caribbean Childhood:

Traumas + Triumphs, pt.1Traumas + Triumphs, pt.1

In this issue:

Esther Phillips

Dillon Alleyne : Diane Browne : Rhonda Cobham-Sander

Paul Keens Douglas : Merle Hodge : Oonya Kampadoo

Yolanda T. Marshall : Berkley Wendell Semple + more

Ashley Bryan - The Dancing Granny

This issue is dedicated to

Gloria I. Joseph

March 10, 1929–August 16, 2019

Paule Marshall

April 9, 1929–August 12, 2019

Toni Morrison

February 18, 1931–August 5, 2019

© 2019 University of the West Indies Press / Caribbean Visual and Performing Arts.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the editor, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. All rights revert to individual creators: authors/artists, upon publication. Interviewing the Caribbean requests, that if work is published in the future, Interviewing the Caribbean is credited.

ISSN 0799-6047 (Print)

ISSN 0799-6055 (Online)

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Interviewing the Caribbean, Vol. 5, No. 1

Founder/Editor — Opal Palmer Adisa / Co-Editor - Juleus Ghunta

Creative Director — Steve Jones/

Associate Editors — Camille Alexander, Sharon E. Lake

Copy Editors - Dr. Ute Kelly, Daisy Holder Lafond


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