BOOK FAIR 2007 PARTICIPANTS
Funso Aiyejina was born in Nigeria and is a Professor of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies (UWI)-Trinidad.
Rhoda Arrindell heads the Language Division at the University of St. Martin, where she lectures in English Composition, Caribbean Literature, and Elements of Literature.
Camille Aubaude was born on October 13, 1959, in Paris, France. She studied and taught at the University Paris III, Sorbonne, and holds a docteur es lettres in French literature.
Fabian Adekunle Badejo is the author of Claude - A Portrait of Power (1989) and Salted Tongues – Modern Literature in St.Martin (2003).
Marion Bethel is from The Bahamas. The Cambridge University graduate is an attorney and writer of poetry, short stories, and essays.
Kamau Brathwaite, Ph.D. (University of Sussex), was born in Barbados in 1930. Co-founder of Caribbean Arts Movement (CAM) in the UK, he has lived and worked in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and the USA.
Stéphane G. Brooks was born in St. Martin and studied in Jamaica at the University of the West Indies and the United Theological College of the West Indies.
Gény Cointre, educational psychologist, poet, is a native of Guadeloupe. She settled in St. Martin in 2003.
Wendy-Ann Diaz is a social studies teacher at Addelita Cancryn Junior High School in St. Thomas, USVI.
Bernadette Hassell, coordinator of “In The Children’s Room” workshop for the St. Martin Book Fair.
Dr. Jay B. Haviser has been the Archaeologist for the Netherlands Antilles since 1982. He received his doctorate in Archaeology from Leiden University, Netherlands, in 1987.
Kendel Hippolyte was born in St. Lucia in 1952. During the 1970s, Hippolyte lived in Jamaica as a student and then teacher.
Sidonia Hodge is a St. Martin poet who started writing poetry in elementary school. Her poems often reflect on the social ills facing the St. Martin society.
Jocelyne Illidge, banking officer, Banque Française Commerciale (BFC), St. Martin.
F. Abiola Irele born in Nigeria, and teaches at Harvard. The expert in
French and comparative literatures, who was Professor of French and Chair of the Modern Languages Department at the University of Ibadan, studied in Africa and Europe.
Earl Lovelace (b. 1935, Toco, Trinidad), novelist, playwright, short-story writer, essayist.
Greta Marlin was born in Barbados and has lived in St. Martin for nearly 30 years.
Wilma E. Reverón-Collazo is an attorney practicing employment, civil rights and family law in Puerto Rico.
Clara Reyes, MFA (SUNY College at Brockport) is a dancer, choreographer and teacher.
Max Rippon, Marie Galante, Guadeloupe, is the author of nine books of poems, essays on tourism, and narratives.
Emilio Jorge Rodríguez, Cuban essayist and literary critic. He has been a researcher with Casa de las Américas’ Center of Caribbean Studies (1979-2000).
Angelo Rombley, founder, Big Eye Opener Studios, Inc.. The award-winning senior graphics designer has worked with Fortune 500 and leading graphic design companies.
Jacqueline A. Sample, founder, JAL Creations; immediate past-president, Black Dimensions in Art, Inc. (BDA), New York
Juliette Sméralda, Ph.D., sociology, was born in Martinique and lives in France. She is a professor and associate researcher at the University of Marc Bloch, Strasbourg II.
Rueben J. Thompson, project manager, Love the Lagoon Project, Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC).
Gregory Thomson, MS, consultant, All Basic Services Foundation.
Sherezada “Chiqui” Vicioso is an essential poet, playwright and essayist of the Dominican Republic.
St. Martin Book Fair – “Writing
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