Author Archives: Sonia Grant

Before Barack: They Said This Day Would Never Come

The United States has come a long way since the days when twelve of her former presidents owned slaves; eight of them while in office. The paradigm shifted irrevocably, however, when an African-American, Barack Hussein Obama, was elected the country’s … Continue reading

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‘Wheel and Come Again: 50 Years of Jamaican Music’

As Jamaica celebrates her 50th anniversary of Independence, author, historian and BBC radio producer Colin Grant celebrates a half-century of musical accomplishments, which helped put the island on the map, broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music. Sunday, 5th August at … Continue reading

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Author, historian and BBC producer Colin Grant speaks at Calabash Literary Festival – Jubilation!

As Jamaica gets ready to celebrate her 50th anniversary of Independence, Colin Grant turns his thoughts to those migrants who left the island, and set sail for England, around the same time. His father happened to be among the number. … Continue reading

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