Beyond Sangre Grande: Caribbean Writing Today
Edited by Cyril Dabydeen
Thanks to the effort and hard work by H. Nigel Thomas, “Beyond Sangre Grande: Caribbean Writing Today” had its Montreal book launch on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at the UNIA Hall, 2741 Notre-Dame West.
Billed as a Caribbean Literary Evening, the turnout was awesome.
Readers were Novel Thomas, Richard Best (guest readers), book editor, Cyril Dabydeen, Horace Goddard, H. Nigel Thomas and I.
The four of us also made our John Hancock available for everyone who purchased a copy of “Beyond Sangre Grande.” Quite a number of books were sold.
Dabydeen was simply inspirational, brilliant.
I did not read “Shards of Glass,” my contribution to “Beyond Sangre Grande.” I opted for a new piece – “Papa Bois: The Midnight Robber.” I was humbled by the response to this rather lengthy piece.
The launch is undoubtedly one of my 2012 highlights.