jamaica Famous Authors from Jamaica

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List of the most popular authors from Jamaica, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Jamaican authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Jamaican writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List is made up of many different authors, including Claude McKay and Marcus Garvey.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Jamaica?" and "Who are the best Jamaican authors?"

For further information on these historic Jamaican authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Jamaican authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Mary Anne Barker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Mary Anne Barker Remembered with affection, This troublesome world or 'Bet of Stow.' Spring comedies

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Hugh B. Cave is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Hugh B. Cave Bottled in Blonde, Long Were The Nights Death Stalks the Night

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Claude McKay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Claude McKay Banjo^! a story without a plot, Banana Bottom passion of Claude McKay

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Nalo Hopkinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Nalo Hopkinson The Salt Roads, Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root Brown Girl in the Ring

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Trevor D. Rhone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Trevor D. Rhone Old story time ; and^! Smile orange, Old story time and other plays

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Evan Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Evan Jones Protector of the Indians, Stone haven Balchder crefft

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Peter Abrahams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Peter Abrahams A night of their own, Wild conquest Return to Goli

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M. G. Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
M. G. Smith Government in Kano^! 1350-1950, The study of social structure Corporations and society

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Rachel Manley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Rachel Manley Slipstream, Drumblair In My Father's Shade

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John Figueroa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
John Figueroa Staffing and examinations in British Caribbean secondary schools, Love leaps here Society^! schools^! and progress in the West Indies

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Lorna Goodison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Lorna Goodison Quartet of Poems, Quartet of Stories Turn thanks

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Mervyn Morris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Mervyn Morris The Pond, Examination Centre Making West Indian Literature

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John Edgar Colwell Hearne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
John Edgar Colwell Hearne Sure Salvation, PrishlyÄ­ u vorot Canterbury^! a guide for Catholics

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Olive Senior is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Olive Senior Quartet of Stories, Over the Roofs of the World Gardening in the tropics

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Pamela Mordecai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Pamela Mordecai Culture and Customs of Jamaica, Certifiable Journey poem

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Makeda Silvera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Makeda Silvera The Heart Does Not Bend, Piece of My Heart Her head a village

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Andrew Salkey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Andrew Salkey The one: the story of how the people of Guyana avenge the murder of their Pasero with help from Brother Anancy and Sister Buxton, Jonah Simpson Brother Anancy and other stories

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Brian Meeks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Brian Meeks Carbbean Revolutions and Revolutionary Theory, Radical Caribbean Narratives of resistance

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Cedella Marley-Booker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica

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Colin Channer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Colin Channer The Girl With the Golden Shoes, Iron Balloons Waiting in vain

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Paul Young is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Paul Young The Cinema Dreams Its Rivals : Media Fantasy Films from Radio to the Internet

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Glen Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Glen Johnson Digital Wedding Photography, The Temple of the Sky The Soul Reapers

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Roger Mais is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Roger Mais Brother Man, The hills were joyful together Listen^! the wind

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Kei Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Kei Miller There is an anger that moves, The same Earth

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John Cameron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
John Cameron The development of education in East Africa

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Sylvia Wynter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Sylvia Wynter The hills of Hebron

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Oku Onuora is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Oku Onuora Echo

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Kellie Magnus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica

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Robert Wedderburn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica

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Una Marson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica

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Yasus Afari is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica

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Carolyn Cooper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica

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Kim Robinson-Walcott is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Kim Robinson-Walcott Out of order

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Honor Ford-Smith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica

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Louis Simpson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Louis Simpson Ships Going into the Blue, An Introduction to Poetry Three on the Tower

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John Holt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
John Holt The underachieving school, Chasing Fish Tales How Children Fail

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Joel Augustus Rogers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Joel Augustus Rogers Sex and Race: Negro-Caucasian Mixing in All Ages and All Lands, Five Negro Presidents The real facts about Ethiopia

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Michael Manley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Michael Manley Politics of Change Rev Edition, The policy of the People's National Party We are a country without a conscience

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Marcus Garvey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Marcus Garvey Speech delivered at Royal Albert Hall^! London^! England, More philosophy and opinions of Marcus Garvey The poetical works of Marcus Garvey

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Barry Reckord is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Barry Reckord Does Fidel eat more than your father?

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Mutabaruka is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica

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Geoffrey Philp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Geoffrey Philp Uncle Obadiah and Alien, Xango Music Benjamin^! My Son

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Neville Garrick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Jamaica
Neville Garrick A Rasta's pilgrimage