2013 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature Longlist

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As a follow-up to the previous post BOCAS PRIZE ANNOUNCES LONG LIST, here is the 2013 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature longlist, which was announced today. Our warmest congratulations to the authors.


Dark and Unaccustomed Words, by Vahni Capildeo (Trinidad and Tobago)

Fault Lines, by Kendel Hippolyte (St Lucia)

South Eastern Stages, by Anthony Kellman (Barbados)

Special mention:

The Festival of Wild Orchid, by Margaret Ann Lim (Jamaica)


This Is How You Lose Her, by Junot Díaz (Dominican Republic/USA)

Archipelago, by Monique Roffey (Trinidad and Tobago)

Light Falling on Bamboo, by Lawrence Scott (Trinidad and Tobago)

God Carlos, by Anthony C. Winkler (Jamaica)


The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race, by Jemima Pierre (Haiti/USA)

The Sky’s Wild Noise: Selected Essays, by Rupert Roopnaraine (Guyana)

Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire, by Andrea Stuart (Barbados)

Special mention:

Abolition and Plantation Management in Jamaica, 1807–1838, by Dave St Aubyn Gosse (Jamaica)

Ismith Khan: The Man and His Work, by Roydon Salick (Trinidad and Tobago)

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