St. John’s, Antigua: Award-winning writer A-dZiko Simba Gegele is set to delight audiences in Antigua and Barbuda with her debut novel All Over Again, as a part of a three island tour. The author arrives on Antigua on November 9, 2014 when Best of Books Bookshop (St. Johns) will host a reading by the dynamic author, poet and storyteller ( starting at 6:30 p.m.). Simba Gegele is the first place winner of the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean literature and her tour is supported by the award’s organizer, CODE.
All Over Again is a hilarious coming of age story that has received rave reviews across the region and has already delighted audiences in Simba Gegele’s home island, Jamaica (Calabash International Book Festival), as well as Anguilla (Anguilla Literary Festival), and Trinidad and Tobago (Bocas Literary Festival). As a part of the current regional tour, Simba Gegele will go on to Montserrat for the Alliouagana Festival of the Word and later Barbados, where she will be engaging in a series of readings and workshops.
“All Over Again is for young adults and adults who are young at heart and still remember their own heady days of youth,” Simba Gegele said. “It’s like one of those animation movies that you take children to see because you want to see it yourself,” the author explained.
A celebrated storyteller, who is known for her energetic and engaging readings, Simba Gegele is also an internationally anthologized writer whose poetry and prose have appeared in several collections including: The Virago Book of Wicked Verse, Iron Balloons: Hit Fiction From Jamaica’s Calabash Writers Workshop, So Much Things to Say: 100 Calabash Poets, Jubilation!: Poems Celebrating 50 Years of Jamaican Independence, and Watchers and Seekers: Original Anthology of Creative Writing by Black Women Living in Britain.
All Over Again is published by Blouse and Skirt Books, an imprint of Blue Moon Publishing.
This link http://www.codecan.org/burt-award-caribbean takes you to the CODE website for more information re upcoming readings and workshops involving this year’s finalists. For more information, their email link is firstname.lastname@example.org