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Description - Iron Balloons by Colin Channer

Jamaica's literary lion, Colin Channer presents new fiction from the freshest young Jamaican authors. The Calabash Fiction Writer's Workshop is Jamaica's foremost breeding ground for quality cutting-edge fiction. An Iron Balloon is an unbreakable singer in Jamaican dancehall language. And unbreakable in music is not a good thing. When the Calabash International Literary Festival Trust began its workshops in 2003, most people said the writing talent in Jamaica had been cased in tempered steel. People had been saying this so much it had turned into a truth. So, nobody tried to break it out. On an island with a population closing in on three million, only one workshop existed and it wasn't cheap. Taking many cues from the local music industry, the dynamo that helped to generate careers for acts like Bob Marley and The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff and Shabba Ranks, the Calabash Writer's Workshop has produced a loud discordant chorus of contrary fiction writers who're encouraged to value the sound of their voice. This title features writing from Colin Channer, Marlon James, Rudolph Wallace, Konrad Kirlew, Alwyn Bully, Adziko Simba, Ronnie Saulter and others.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933354057
ISBN-10: 1933354054
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 133mm x 20mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 13-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Colin Channer

Colin Channer is also the author of two novels, Waiting In Vain and Satisfy My Soul, and a story collection, Passing Through, all available from Turnaround. A naturalised American of Jamaican origin, he teaches fiction writing in New York, London and Jamaica.

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