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Curdella Forbes

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Professor of Caribbean Literature

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Local Address:  Washington , District of Columbia , United States
Howard University
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United States

Company Description: Howard University is one of 48 U.S. private, doctoral/research-extensive universities and comprises 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue...   more

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» Acclaimed Jamaican author Professor ..., 8 Feb 2013 [cached]
» Acclaimed Jamaican author Professor Curdella Forbes launched her latest literary work to rave reviews Jamaican Author Launches "Ghosts" in Washington | Jamaica Information Service
> Acclaimed Jamaican author Professor Curdella Forbes launched her latest literary work to rave reviews
"Ghosts" walked the halls at the Jamaican Embassy in Washington D.C. on Wednesday evening, February 6, as acclaimed Jamaican author Professor Curdella Forbes launched her latest literary work to rave reviews.
Professor Forbes, a professor of Caribbean literature at Howard University, regaled the appreciative and enthusiastic audience with excerpts from the book, which is set in the futuristic island of Jacaranda.
Other works by Professor Forbes include Songs of Silence; Flying with Icarus and Other Stories; A Permanent Freedom; andFrom Nation toDiaspora: Samuel Selvon, George Lamming and the Cultural Performance of Gender.
Professor Forbes is a former Senior Lecturer in Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus.
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A Conversation with Curdella Forbes
As both creative writer and critic, Curdella Forbes' has made contributions to Caribbean letters that seem to emerge from what Carole Boyce Davies identifies as "the Caribbean creative/theoretical," "that luminal space where the imagination feeds each of these streams and willfully brings them together repeatedly."[1] Forbes identifies Jamaican society as one that "has always conducted a passionate love affair with fiction."[2] These words can also describe her own fondness for the Jamaica she grew up in, which is depicted in her fictional works Songs of Silence (2002), Flying with Icarus (2003), and A Permanent Freedom (2008). Mervyn Morris characterizes Forbes's fiction as "eloquent" and "moving," qualities reflected in prose informed by her experiences with yard storytelling.[3] In the last story of the children's book Flying with Icarus, the mythical River Mumma tells the protagonist Oscar that extraordinary books are written by those who inhabit the ordinary yet have "learnt the secret of weaving words so others can see the magic that is there all the time.
Forbes presently teaches in the Department of English at Howard University in Washington, DC. I was honored to speak with her there in September 2013.
Curdella Forbes: Maybe I ought to mention that I write in English as well.
Curdella ..., 30 June 2007 [cached]
Curdella Forbes
Curdella Forbes Howard University, United States
Curdella Forbes is an Associate Professor at Howard University.She has published in a number of refereed academic journals in the following areas: Shakespeare [in the Caribbean]; Caribbean gender; Caribbean literature; and Caribbean literary theory.
Editorial Team, 25 Nov 2007 [cached]
Curdella Forbes, Howard University, United States
Curdella ..., 5 Dec 2002 [cached]
Curdella Forbes
Curdella Forbes
Curdella Forbes
Curdella Forbes is the author of three works of fiction, Flying With Icarus and Other Stories (Walker Books, 2003) Slater Minnifie and the Beat Boy Machine (Walker Books, 2002) and Songs of Silence (Heinemann, 2002).
A lecturer in the Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Ms. Forbes is currently working on a novel and an academic study of Samuel Selvon and George Lamming.
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