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Famous Authors from Jamaica

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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    The one: the story of how the people of Guyana avenge the murder of their ...

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    Carbbean Revolutions and Revolutionary Theory, Radical Caribbean, ...

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    Banjo, a story without a plot, Banana Bottom

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    The Girl With the Golden Shoes, Iron Balloons, Waiting in vain

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    Uncle Obadiah and Alien, Xango Music, Benjamin

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    Digital Wedding Photography, The Temple of the Sky, The Soul Reapers

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    Bottled in Blonde, Long Were The Nights, Death Stalks the Night

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    The development of education in East Africa

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    Sure Salvation, PrishlyÄ­ u vorot, Canterbury

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    Staffing and examinations in British Caribbean secondary schools, Love ...

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    The underachieving school, Chasing Fish Tales, How Children Fail

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    There is an anger that moves, The same Earth

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    Quartet of Poems, Quartet of Stories, Turn thanks

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    Ships Going into the Blue, An Introduction to Poetry, Three on the Tower ...

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    The Heart Does Not Bend, Piece of My Heart, Her head a village

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    Speech delivered at Royal Albert Hall, London, England

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    Remembered with affection, This troublesome world or 'Bet of Stow.', ...

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    The Pond, Examination Centre, Making West Indian Literature

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    Government in Kano, 1350-1950, The study of social structure

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    The Salt Roads, Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root, Brown Girl in the Ring ...

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    A Rasta's pilgrimage

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    Quartet of Stories, Over the Roofs of the World, Gardening in the tropics ...

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    Culture and Customs of Jamaica, Certifiable, Journey poem

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    A night of their own, Wild conquest, Return to Goli

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    Slipstream, Drumblair, In My Father's Shade

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    Brother Man, The hills were joyful together, Listen

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    The hills of Hebron

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    Old story time ; and, Smile orange, Old story time and other plays

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    Sex and Race: Negro-Caucasian Mixing in All Ages and All Lands, Five Negro ...

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    Does Fidel eat more than your father?

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    The Cinema Dreams Its Rivals : Media Fantasy Films from Radio to the ...

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    Politics of Change Rev Edition, The policy of the People's National Party, ...

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    Protector of the Indians, Stone haven, Balchder crefft

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