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September 26, 2016
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Caribbean-Canadian novelist Martin Mordecai

Mar 4/13

Author and novelist Martin Mordecai will be a guest speaker in Dr. Mariam Pirbhai’s seminar EN 450f: Caribbean Literature: Cross-Cultural Encounters on Thursday, March 12 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Mordecai will be discussing his first novel (a work classified as young adult fiction) entitled Blue Mountain Trouble.

Mordecai is from Jamaica where he has worked in the field of media and broadcasting. In Canada he co-founded a small press devoted to Caribbean and Canadian poetry. He is the author of two books: a co-authored study (with Pamela C. Mordecai) Culture and Customs of Jamaica (Greenwood Press, 2001), and his first novel Blue Mountain Trouble (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2009), which was selected by the US Board of Books for Young People (USBBY) as an Outstanding International Book for 2010; by the Ontario Library Association as one of its "best bets" for 2009; and short-listed for childrens book of the year by the Canadian Library Association. Mordecai is currently completing a historical novel set in Jamaica in 1831, as well as a book of short stories.

Others are most welcome to join us.

Date and Time: Thursday, March 12th  2:30-4:00pm

Location: SBE1230

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