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The launch of Goodbye Bay

Goodbye Bay, the final and posthumously published novel by celebrated T&T author Jennifer Rahim, will be officially launched by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, in partnership with the Faculty of Humanities and Education and the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

When: Saturday 13 January, 5 pm

Where: The UWI School of Education Auditorium, Agostini Street, St. Augustine

This special event is free and open to the public.

The programme will include readings from Goodbye Bay, music, and an introduction to the novel by novelist and academic Barbara Lalla.

Jennifer Rahim, who died unexpectedly in March 2023, was a writer of fiction and poems, as well as a literary scholar and lecturer at the university. Her book Curfew Chronicles, a novel-length sequence of linked stories, won the 2018 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, and her poetry collection Approaching Sabbaths won a Casa de las Américas Prize in 2010.

Goodbye Bay was completed and scheduled for publication by Peepal Tree Press at the time of Rahim’s death. Set in the fictional village of Macaima in 1963, a year after Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence, the novel tells the interwoven stories of an individual — the narrator, Anna Bridgemohan, seeking respite from the pressures of her life in what she thinks will be a simpler place — and a community.

Copies of Goodbye Bay and other books by Jennifer Rahim will be available for purchase at the event from Paper Based Bookshop.

  • Date : 13 January 2024
  • Time : 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (America/Port_of_Spain)
  • Venue : School of Education Auditorium, The University of the West Indie

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