Garfield Ellis Launches “Till I’m Laid to Rest” in Miami (Book about Jamaicans)

Award-winning novelist Garfield Ellis launched his latest novel, Till I’m Laid to Rest, in Miami, Florida, earlier this month. The launch was held at Miami’s largest independent book store, Books and Books, in collaboration with the University of Miami. The launch was attended by members of the Miami literary and social scene, as well as Caribbean literary legend, George Lamming.

Till I’m Laid to Rest, which won the Una Marson Prize in 1999, is Ellis’ third novel and fifth published book. A paperback edition was published in 2010 by Nsemni Publishers in Toronto, Canada.

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Award-winning novelist Garfield Ellis launched his latest novel, Till I’m Laid to Rest, in Miami, Florida, earlier this month. The launch was held at Miami’s largest independent book store, Books and Books, in collaboration with the University of Miami. The launch was attended by members of the Miami literary and social scene, as well as Caribbean literary legend, George Lamming.

Till I’m Laid to Rest, which won the Una Marson Prize in 1999, is Ellis’ third novel and fifth published book. A paperback edition was published in 2010 by Nsemni Publishers in Toronto, Canada.

Description: The novel is set in Miami and Jamaica and tells the story of the life of a Jamaican woman, Shirley Temple Brown, who leaves her homeland to seek fortune in the United States. Having survived some of Jamaica’s harshest social and political times, she is finally tired of just surviving and wants…

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