Jamaica Literary Works

Literary works by Jamaican authors and/or about Jamaicans, and other interesting persons relating.

HIStory versus OURstory by Jamaican Al Daley

If we learn all they taught we’d all be darn fools
Like humpy dumpy, the cat and the fiddle
Like Columbus …how him discover
Slaughtered Caribs and Arawaks

Jamaicans abroad celebrate Brother Anancy

Anancy (Ananse or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean and throughout the African Diaspora.

The ‘biz’ of business

I get little help.. and oftentimes NONE

because they say I am too ambitious
I cant give in or poverty will envelop me!!!

So I strive until –

Our deepest fear by Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant

A Man May Change by Marvin Bell

In the meantime, in the regular weather of ordinary days,
it sometimes happens that a man has changed
so slowly that he slips away
before anyone notices