Category Archives: Writing

Guyana & Me

Pre Preface…. February 2018 I set the following to be published here last September and have no idea why it didn’t appear. Now, I’m writing about my experience as co-editor of So Many Islands Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian … Continue reading

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Reflections on Carifesta XIII – Part 2

Carifesta is chaos! This is not a criticism. Certainly not a boast. Just fact. Carifesta is chaos! It shouldn’t be. But it is. I have come to terms with this between my first active participation in Carifesta in St. Kitts … Continue reading

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Reflections on Carifesta XIII – Part 1

Just because I like bacchanal I gine leh you just tek advantage of me Go and tek advantage of me. L’il Rick, Advantage of Me (Crop Over 2017) Those who encountered me during the first four days of Carifesta XIII … Continue reading

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Catching Up…….

It’s been a long, long time since last I posted here. I’ve been quite busy teaching, writing, editing, acting (yes! For real!), living life….. I have been spending more time writing and posting on other platforms, so if you’re interested … Continue reading

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The Best Gift Ever & Me

Last week, my daughter read, Colourblind, one of my novellas and declared it “Awesome!” Continue reading

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Read An Ebook Week & Me (2015)

Sure I’m late out of the gate… but better to be late than to be THE late, as my dear mother often says! Visit me at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/nailah for details!

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2014 & Me

I wrote this bog post on December 31st, 2014. I’ve hesitated to share it until now…. I’m not completely sure why…. I think it has something to do with learning to go with the flow… I know it’s because this piece is … Continue reading

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Suriname & Me (or What I Did this Summer)

Last month I was blessed with the opportunity to visit Suriname. I was honoured to represent Barbados as a writer at CARIFESTA XI. CARIFESTA is the premier festival of Caribbean arts and culture. Held every two (or so!) years, this … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Robert E. Sandiford on Writing Erotica

It’s a question I get asked from time to time: “Why do you write erotica?” This time it came in an interview by a senior colleague, a fellow Barbadian writer who is also an academic. “You’ve done other things, of … Continue reading

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My Dream & Me

In the last two months or so I’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on my two latest novellas: To Protect & Serve (published today!) and Fantasy Fulfilled (soon come!). It’s been a trying time – what with balancing the … Continue reading

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