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Story time is always great @ Bookophilia. #booksarefriends #Storytime #StoryTeller #childrensbooks
It's almost time for Story Time with Danelia today at 1pm! For all the little people!
Come out tonight! Poetry with Sage at 7PM
Sunday, August 27 In the Kingdom of Light poems by M.G Smith Born in Kingston, Jamaica, M.G. Smith was always a brilliant scholar. As a schoolboy at Jamaica College, one of the island's leading secondary schools, his schoolmates claimed him as their "intellectual hero." In 1939 at age seventeen, Smith achieved the highest marks of all Higher Schools Certificate candidates in the entire British Empire. More than a student scholar, he later emerged as a published poet of very considerable promise. His scholarly feats earned him the prestigious Jamaica Scholarship, which did not bring him to Bombay as he had wished, but to Canada, where he went to study English Literature at McGill University. Joining the Canadian army during the war, he served briefly on the frontline in Europe, in France, Holland and Germany. Demobilized in London in 1945, he turned from literature to law, which he studied for a year before the fateful switch to anthropology. As his wife Mary reported, Smith found the law "an ass" and not, as he had hoped, about justice. He took to anthropology quickly and anthropology to him. Soon he became a prize student in Daryll Forde's department at University College London, completed his undergraduate work in short order, and after very successful field research in Northern Nigeria, was awarded the Ph.D. in 1951. He subsequently carried out extensive field research in Northern Nigeria, Jamaica, Grenada, and Carriacou. Smith served as the Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Social and Economic Research University of the West Indies (Jamaica); Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles; Senior Research Fellow, Research Institute for the Study of Man, New York City; Franklin M. Crosby Professor Emeritus, Human Environment at Yale University; and as Professor and Head of the Department of Anthropology, University College, London.
Big up to Marcus Garvey whose life has inspired other Black leaders such as Kwame Nkrumah, Nelson Mandela, Patrice Lumumba, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr, who said that Garvey was “the first man, on a mass scale, to give millions of Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny … He gave us a sense of personhood, a sense of manhood, a sense of somebodiness.” In store we have Jailing a Rainbow: The Marcus Garvey by Justin Hansford and Marcus Garvey by Suzanne Francis-Brown and Jean-Jacques Vayssieres. Come in a get your copy to find out more about his incredible legacy.
Jus Reach! In store is James Bladwin the FBI file Available in book form for the first time, the FBI's secret dossier on the legendary and controversial writer. Decades before Black Lives Matter returned James Baldwin to prominence, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI considered the Harlem-born author the most powerful broker between black art and black power. Baldwin’s 1,884-page FBI file, covering the period from 1958 to 1974, was the largest compiled on any African American artist of the Civil Rights era. This collection of once-secret documents, never before published in book form, captures the FBI’s anxious tracking of Baldwin’s writings, phone conversations, and sexual habits?and Baldwin’s defiant efforts to spy back at Hoover and his G-men. James Baldwin: The FBI File reproduces over one hundred original FBI records, selected by the noted literary historian whose award-winning book, F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature, brought renewed attention to bureau surveillance. William J. Maxwell also provides an introduction exploring Baldwin's enduring relevance in the time of Black Lives Matter along with running commentaries that orient the reader and offer historical context, making this book a revealing look at a crucial slice of the American past?and present.
Be sure to check us out at the Jamaica Poetry Festival tomorrow @ 7! Sure to be a grand time! Tickets available in-store.
Don't you just love story time!? #StoryTime #Children #liveinspired
Remember to stop by our Music Hangout Tonight with Mbala tonight @7! #LiveInspired #Bookophilies
Bookophilia would like to extend a BIG thank you to all those who participated in our Summer Reading Program! Please make sure to stop by for our last, extra special Meetup! Be seeing you! #LiveInspired #summerreading #Bookophiles
Author Paul Blake enjoys his handiwork in our store while his sweet little son looks on. Looking for purpose? Let the words from the pages of 'Words To Inspire' feed your soul! ... Available in our Self Help/Spiritual section. ... #LiveInspired
It's Tuesday again! Make sure to stop by! #LiveInspired #cafe #FreshBrew #Tea
Mashup of Summer Reading and our Author Meetup with Sandra Campbell! Today she's reading her very own "My Caribbean Grandma" with our 8-12 reading group! #LiveInspired #LocalAuthor #summerreading #Bookophiles
Pop-up story-time today! In the Liguanea area? Stop by with your kids! Out Summer reading programme is in full swing! #childrensbooks #liveinspired
It's Thursday! And this throwback is dedicated to some of the artistic projects the Summer Reading Program has produced! What creative minds! #tbt #Bookophiles #liveinspired
What do you remember about your grandma? Let My Caribbean Grandma transport you on a delightful journey through the life of people in rural Jamaica. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with author Sandra Campbell as this book jogs your memory and helps you relive the special things you shared with your grandma. Be inspired by My Caribbean Grandma and follow her on a cultural journey from the rural hills of Jamaica, to the big city market to sell her wares. #LiveInspired #Bookophiles
A Reminder of which Books are up for discussion this Friday! Hope to see all our Young Readers there! #LiveInspired #SummerReading #Bookophiles
It's not too late to enter our #Emancipendence GIVEAWAY! FREE TICKETS to @jcdcjamaica Gospel Song and Festival Queen finals and tomorrow could be your lucky day! You can either: Repost this image and include the comment "Happy Emancipendence Jamaica! @Bookophilia #bookophiliagiveaway #liveinspired". Or Make any purchase at our store or cafe on Saturday, July 29. That easy! Have a drink, purchase a book, cop an independence themed title, and feel free to hangout! See you later! (Competition ends at 5pm on TODAY, July 29. Winner of the draw will be contacted by phone or by Direct Message)
Giark and his special guest lighting up the night! 🔥 #LiveInspired #Bookophiles #FridayHangOut #Kingston
It's almost #Emancipendence and we're celebrating with a cool giveaway! Free tickets to @jcdcjamaica Gospel Song and Festival Queen finals and tomorrow could be your lucky day! You can either: Repost this image and include the comment "Happy Emancipendence Jamaica! @Bookophilia #bookophiliagiveaway #liveinspired". Or Make any purchase at our store or cafe on Saturday, July 29. That easy! Have a drink, purchase a book, cop an independence themed title, and feel free to hangout! See you tomorrow! (Competition ends at 5pm on Saturday, July 29. Winner of the draw will be contacted by phone or by Direct Message)