Feature on Poetess Denise N. Fyffe, Jamaican author and poet

Denise N. Fyffe, writer, poet, trainer, e-learning specialist and counselor. Denise has a myriad of talents and abilities; however, her one constant passion is writing. As a Jamaican poet, her focus has always been on giving a voice to the human condition and being a constant and ever present witness; a ‘penman’ to all the … Continue reading Feature on Poetess Denise N. Fyffe, Jamaican author and poet

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Reggae Icon Shaggy Releases New Audio Book Go de Rass to Sleep

Akashic Books has announced the release of the new Jamaican translation of Go the F*** to Sleep by Reggae Icon Shaggy with the new audio book entitled Go de Rass to Sleep. Read on.

From the Press Release

REGGAE ICON SHAGGY (best known for his hit singles “Boombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me,” and “Angel”) records the audio-book version of the Jamaican patois “translation” of the New York Times, Amazon.com, & Wall Street Journal #1 best seller and worldwide phenomenon, Go the F*** to Sleep:

GO DE RASS TO SLEEP

Written by Adam Mansbach, illustrated by Ricardo Cortes,

translated by Kwame Dawes & Kellie Magnus

Audio-book narrated by Shaggy

Audio-book publication date: June 10, 2014

In June 2011, actor Samuel L. Jackson’s reading of Go the F*** to Sleep redefined the audio book for the Internet-driven 21st century. Samuel L. Jackson’s appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman marked the first time an audio book had been promoted to such a large TV audience, and soon more than one million people had listened to the audio book, which continues to sell thousands of copies every month.

With the publication of Go de Rass to Sleep, audio-book publisher Buck 50 Productions/Urban Audio Books has recruited worldwide reggae superstar to repeat Samuel L. Jackson’s coup, in a Jamaican fashion. Shaggy’s humor and verbal prowess are on full display as he reads the book’s stanzas such as:

Modda puss a hug up har pickney,

Young sheep a lay down wid big sheep.

Yuh wrap up an warm inna yuh bed, putoos,

Beg yuh, go de rass to sleep.

Repeating Islands

Go de Rass to Sleep

Akashic Books has announced the release of the new Jamaican translation of Go the F*** to Sleep by Reggae Icon Shaggy with the new audio book entitled Go de Rass to Sleep. Read on.

From the Press Release

REGGAE ICON SHAGGY (best known for his hit singles “Boombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me,” and “Angel”) records the audio-book version of the Jamaican patois “translation” of the New York Times, Amazon.com, & Wall Street Journal #1 best seller and worldwide phenomenon, Go the F*** to Sleep:

GO DE RASS TO SLEEP

Written by Adam Mansbach, illustrated by Ricardo Cortes,

translated by Kwame Dawes & Kellie Magnus

Audio-book narrated by Shaggy

Audio-book publication date: June 10, 2014

In June 2011, actor Samuel L. Jackson’s reading of Go the F*** to Sleep redefined the audio book for the Internet-driven 21st century. Samuel L. Jackson’s appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman marked the…

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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.

Repeating Islands

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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