As a writer and photographer I travel between my life in Toronto, my life in Antigua, and anywhere else my wanderings may take me ... writing my books and enjoying local arts and adventures along the way.

Antiguan Authors in Toronto

With the Antigua & Barbuda International Literary Festival coming up in November, when I found myself in the neighborhood of A Different Booklist I decided to go in to find out what Antiguan authors they currently had in stock.

For years it has always been one of my favorite small bookstores in the city.

For years it has always been one of my favorite small bookstores in the city.

A Different Booklist carries a lot of books from Caribbean and other authors from throughout Latin America and the African diaspora. The bookstore was not far from my old university, the University of Toronto so I used to find myself in that area frequently. But having graduated and moved from that area long ago it had been years since I had last visited the store. However Itah Sadu, who owns the shop along with Miguel San Vicente, remembered me from my last visit a few years back. I always enjoyed coming to the store, chatting, and finding out what she had in stock that was new. I was happy that she remembered me as having provided useful insight into what were then innovations in using the internet to connect to customers.

Sati remembered me warmly, as she remembers all of her customers.

Sati remembered me warmly, as she remembers all of her customers.

In today’s search for authors with Antiguan roots the books I found were Aunt Mazie’s Secret by Naomi Smith and illustrated by Dylan Smith, 40 Days by an writer who goes by the name of Motion, and A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid. It seems that Antiguan literature does reach well past the boundaries of its shores.

I was curious to see which what books she had in stock from authors with Antiguan roots.

I was curious to see which what books she had in stock from authors with Antiguan roots.

I am looking forward to the upcoming Antigua & Barbuda International Literary Festival. This year’s literary festival will take place from 6-8 November, 2009 at the Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua. The author Joanne Hillhouse whom I’ve interviewed for my book “Amongst Artists in Antigua” will be part of the festival. I plan to attend.

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