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Man Booker Prize Awarded to Jamaican Marlon James

Marlon James became the first Jamaican to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his novel, A Brief History of Seven KillingsThe book, set in Kingston Jamaica gives a fictional history of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.

A Brief History of Seven Killings
A Brief History of Seven Killings

The 44 year old who once ‘gave up on publishing’ and said ‘Clearly, I’m not meant to write books.’  is now the winner of the leading award for high quality literary fiction written in English.

Congratulations to the author and we look forward to his future works.

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Recipe: Fried Bakes and Saltfish Buljol by Chef Jamila De Souza

This week’s recipe comes from Chef Jamila De Souza. Growing up in a Trinidadian and Bajan family, the Trinidad native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes for her family and clients. 

Chef Jamila DeSouza
Chef Jamila DeSouza

Jamila’s love of cooking goes back before working as a pastry chef or as a teen.  She knew she wanted to cook when she was 5 years old.

Once Jamila finished her formal education in high school, she immediately enrolled in the Youth Training Employment and Partnership Programme (YTEPP), where she studied catering and cake making and excelled. Jamila then worked as a lead cook in several establishments for about 10 years before retiring to start her own catering business.

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