Dr. Brodber, a graduate of the University College of the West Indies (1963), was born in a small town, Woodside, in St. Mary, Jamaica, where she grew up with a keen sense of active community involvement and of the importance of oral stories and folklore in identity construction and politics. Her works thematically focus on culture, memory, displacement, Pan-African ideology, Diasporic spirituality, class, and gender.
Dr. Brodber is an avant-garde contemporary writer from the Commonwealth Caribbean, with publications that speak to her artistic vision. She is the author of five novels: Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home (1980), Myal (1988), Louisiana (1994), The Rainmaker’s Mistake (2006), Nothing’s Mat (2014), a collection of short stories, The World Is a High Hill (2012), and numerous non-fiction and scholarly works. She has been an invited guest at many institutions worldwide and a Writer-in-Residence in the Department of Literatures in English (UWI, Mona). She has won numerous awards and distinctions including: Outstanding Contribution to the Arts; Best Adult Non-Fiction (UWI Press); Distinguished Caribbean Writer and Scholar; Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (Clarke University); Order of Distinction-Commander Class.
This workshop (scheduled for March 25, 1, 8, and 15, 2015, from 6-8 PM, in the Graduate Conference Room of the Faculty of Humanities and Education) is an opportunity for those interested in prose fiction writing to take advantage of Dr. Brodber’s expertise in the field. Please contact the Department at 876 927-2217 or firstname.lastname@example.org in order to register.