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Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks, a new pop culture novel from St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- Nov 26, 2018 - 8:34:01 PM
Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks is a new pop culture novel published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).
from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has written a “ferocious
depiction” of a world dominated by social media appearances, said Gerty
Dambury, a Prix Carbet author based in France.
Pretty is “a dystopian tale set in a Caribbean paradise. Facebook and
Instagram are virtual religious icons. A pyromaniac burns a new-born in
the late night, and civil servants chat only via WhatsApp,” said HNP
president Jacqueline Sample...
Book Launch of The Black Prince of Grant's Town: Life of a Bahamian Hero
- Nov 19, 2018 - 7:43:33 AM
Felicity L. Johnson, Author. Launch date:
Sunday, December 2nd 2018 from 2-4pm at Doongalik Studios, #20 Village
The Black Prince of Grant’s Town is a biography / memoir of
Johnson’s father, Basil L. I. Johnson, C.B.E., D.F.M (1920 – 2004).
Basil Johnsons’ life is a walk through our nation’s history spanning 80
plus years of significant change. The book provides invaluable insight
into important events such as unionism and the 1958 General Strike, the
Bahamas’ involvement in World War II, The Electricity Department and the
treatment of World War II veterans by the Government of the Day.
Bahamian FMU student writes about Michelle Obama in co-authored book
- Sep 27, 2018 - 9:48:41 PM
A former student of the Grand Bahama Catholic High School, Freeport,
Grand Bahama, and now a senior at Florida Memorial University,
Charleigha Knowles is certainly making her mark as her writings have
been included in the book, "Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American
Women and Girls."
The edited collection explores how First Lady
Michelle Obama "gradually expanded and broadened her role by engaging in
social, political and economic activities which directly and indirectly
impacted the lives of the American people, especially young women and
girls. The volume responds to the various representations of Michelle
Emily Osadebay presents book to Bahamas Governor General
- Jun 6, 2018 - 2:09:59 PM
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling was presented a
book entitled, “The Journey” by Mrs. Emily Osadebay on June 4, 2018, in
the Drawing Room of Government House.
(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
Fantasies – Love-making poems by Fabian Badejo, “a grown-up” book launching at St. Martin Book Fair 2018
- May 29, 2018 - 4:30:37 PM
Fantasies – Love-making poems by Fabian Adekunle Badejo has just been
published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said the indie press
president Jacqueline Sample.
The newest book by Badejo, a
well-known St. Martin writer, is “A grown-up literary confection that
does what verse written by men seems to seldom do these days,” said
author and journalist Sharon Leach of the Jamaica Observer newspaper...
Sean McWeeney presents book to Bahamas Governor General
- Apr 17, 2018 - 6:31:03 PM
Sean McWeeney presented a
copy of his book "Breaching the Gates" to Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a courtesy call at Government
House on Monday, April 16, 2018.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Dr. Leon Higgs presents a copy of his book to the Governor General
- Oct 27, 2017 - 10:54:36 AM
Dr. Leon Higgs presented a copy of his book, Barefoot to the Boardroom,
to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) in
a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, October 25, 2017,
accompanied by Mrs. Higgs (right).
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Veteran Journalist Presents Poetry Book to Minister Pintard
- Oct 23, 2017 - 9:49:21 PM
Veteran journalist and award-winning poet and photographer Eric Rose
presented a copy of his book, Poetry of A Life Renewed to the Minister
of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard during a courtesy
call at the Ministry on Monday.
Born in Nassau, The Bahamas, to
Doris McFall of Inagua and the late Cecil Rose of Cat Island, Mr. Rose
has had a distinguished journalism career that began upon receiving his
Mass Communications and Journalism Associates of Arts degree from The
College of The Bahamas, and his Print Journalism Bachelor of Arts Degree
from Clark Atlanta University (CAU). At the same time, he became the
first of his mother's children to attend college...
Leila O’Brien: A Creative Flower in Full Bloom
- Oct 12, 2017 - 1:22:20 PM
The more Leila O’Brien reads, the more she writes, blossoming and
flourishing like the beautiful flower she is, inside and out. With loose
leaf paper on her desk and pen in hand, the third grader’s vivid and
creative imagination bursts forth colourfully, naturally and quickly.
an avid reader, at the tender age of 7 her creative writing teacher at
the time Ms. Carly Burrows at Genesis Academy discovered she had a way
with words. Even more, she discovered Leila had an innate ability to
clearly and articulately create new, exciting worlds full of adventure
we all wish we could escape to...
Art & Words – A Marriage in St. Martin – An exhibition of 39 years of book covers
- Aug 13, 2017 - 12:28:45 PM
Art helps us to imagine, even create our possibilities. Literature, the
word, gives us license to put pen to paper, to creatively express our
thoughts. The wedding of both genres in books from House of Nehesi
Publishers (HNP), was recently celebrated with an art exhibit in St.
Martin at the intimate gallery of the elegant Sheer Restaurant.
HNP exhibition, entitled “Art & Words – A Marriage,” showcased 27
prints and original art of mostly book covers linked to the indie press
for the last 39 years. A number of the pieces were on loan from their
Sir Durward, now the world's oldest Olympian, pens book, "Never Give Up"
- Jun 30, 2017 - 11:47:34 PM
Sir Durward Knowles who is now the oldest living Olympic champion in the
world and a renowned Bahamian sailor, is penning another book to be
released in October 2017, a month before his centurion birthday.
Durward has chosen Scholar Books to publish “Never Give Up,” an
inspirational book that covers his recovery from serious health
complications that had caused him to rearrange his entire life.
2010, Sir Durward endured many health struggles undergoing several
surgeries, months of recovery and having to learn to walk again. In
2015, he had a relapse and fought hard to get healthy again...
Amanda Diedrick Presented to the Prime Minister a Copy of Her Book
- Jun 10, 2017 - 1:19:15 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis welcomed in a courtesy call,
author Amanda Diedrick who wrote the book, Those Who Stayed: The Tale of
the Hardy Few Who Built Green Turtle Cay. Ms. Diedrick presented a
copy of her book to the Prime Minister, at the Office of the Prime
Minister, on Monday.
Official photo by
of Bahamas Information Services...
‘Sharks in the Runway’: A pilot’s chronicle of outrageous adventures
- May 31, 2017 - 9:37:31 AM
‘Sharks in the Runway’, the first book written by photographer,
cameraman, writer, and seaplane pilot, Captain Paul W.J. Harding, has
been described as a roaring review of the life of a private pilot to the
stars; a seafarer and adventurer who’s travelled the globe –from the
mountains of Utah to the depths of the Red Sea – and found that there’s
nowhere comparable to the bright blue waters of The Bahamas.
globe-trotting memoir, part history of The Bahamas and aviation, Sharks
in the Runway is a dizzying ride through a life of travel and
adventure. A story of perseverance and survival, it will inspire the
inner thrill-seeker and entrepreneur in all readers...
Scholar Books Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Partnership
- May 30, 2017 - 8:19:04 PM
A Bahamian book publisher continues to expand their power and synergies
with international publishing giants. In May 2017, Scholar Books
organized a multi-billion-dollar partnership with America’s largest book
distributor, Ingram Content Group.
The new expansion follows a year after Scholar Books CEO, Albert Cox had
established a multi-million-dollar partnership with Thomson-Shore,
allowing his company the opportunity to become the first global
traditional book publications company in The Bahamas.
The Ingram Content Group deal focuses on content development and
utilizing their fully integrated channels of print and digital, as well
as their global marketing and distribution services.
Bahamian artist / author transforms pain into purpose
- Apr 6, 2017 - 10:48:49 PM
We all experience pain at some point in our lives. Did you know that
fear stops more people from living their dreams than anything else?
Fortunately, fear can be overcome by using spiritual principles, such as
choosing to focus on positive intentions and gratitude.
Tina Klonaris-Robinson believes fear can be overcome through creativity.
She says that painting has taught her about surmounting obstacles and
leading a life of divine purpose. “My canvases begin as empty black
spaces. I love using black, rather than white canvases because they
remind me that in our darkest times if there is emptiness, there is the
potential to fill our lives with light, color, beauty, and magnificence...
Jacquelyn Dean of Evangelistic Temple Presents Her Book to the Governor General
- Mar 21, 2017 - 10:52:47 AM
Jacquelyn G. Dean of Evangelistic Temple (left) presented a copy of her
book, Prayer Warrior: Called Trained and Commissioned to Battle to
Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government
House on Tuesday, March 14, 2107.
Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson publishes autobiography
- Mar 10, 2017 - 12:51:49 PM
Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson has recently
written a book about his life from childhood in The Bahamas and his
climb to fame as a world renowned percussionist. His book “My Life, My
Loves” tells the story of his early years of growing up in the beautiful
Bahama islands and knowing that one day he would be somebody. His
grandmother knew he was special and she called him “King.” He is known
worldwide as an illustrious percussionist, composer and actor.
Studio musician King Errisson has led quite an interesting life since
his introduction to the entertainment industry. He was born October 29,
1941 in Nassau, Bahamas. Between the ages of 13 and 18, he was a
professional jockey and a session drummer for local bands in his native
Bahamian meteorologist publishes 10th book on hurricanes
- Mar 8, 2017 - 3:13:29 PM
Wayne Neely is an international speaker, best-selling author, lecturer
on hurricanes, educator, and meteorologist has just released his tenth
book, “The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes of the Caribbean and the
Americas - The Stories behind the Great Storms of the North Atlantic.”
book is by far my best so far," said Neely who said he was prompted to
write the book because over the years he'd read many books on hurricanes
and the majority were lacking in telling the impact the hurricanes had
on not only one particular country, but the entire region. He felt he
could do more to tell the stories behind these great hurricanes...