What: The University of the West Indies, Mona, The Department of Literatures in English invites you to attend the launch of Esther Figueroa’s novel Limbo.
When: Sunday, April 6th, 2014, 11:00 am
Where: Neville Hall Lecture Theatre (N1)
Faculty of Humanities and Education
Launch Talk: Prof. Carolyn Cooper
More info: Esther Figueroa, award-winning Jamaican independent filmmaker, known for such documentaries as Jamaica For Sale, Massa God Fish Can Done, and Cockpit Country is Our Home, has written Limbo – A Novel About Jamaica that was released worldwide on March 4 by Arcade Publishing.
The Jamaica launch will be on April 6 at the University of the West Indies, Mona in the Neville Hall lecture theatre, starting at 11:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Department of Literatures in English and Prof. Carolyn Cooper will launch the book.
Limbo is an entertaining novel that uniquely combines satire, romance, mystery and an environmental manifesto that “should evoke in every reader a passionate desire to redeem what is left clinging to the exposed roots [of paradise]” (Olive Senior). Figueroa’s passion for protecting Jamaica’s natural beauty is evident throughout.
In the words of Kamau Brathwaite,”Her description of the source of the Martha Brae (witch & river) is one of the most lyric & healing moments in Caribbean literature”. Shawna Yang Ryan describes the protagonist of Limbo, the “brilliant, sexy, and adorably anxious Flora Smith,” as “one of the most charming heroines I’ve encountered in recent fiction.” Figueroa will read from her novel and signed copies will be available.