Poetry

Jamaican Poetry: Jamaican Parent and Child

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe Me as a woman so strong and divine, Will tek care of my picknie, with love and time Me as a woman bold and free, I am ashamed, I don’t want my picknie doing manual work, Like me. Tough love I know, tough… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Jamaican Parent and Child

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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his… Continue reading I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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Jamaican Poetry: Mi god, what a heat

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, defy, Denise N. Fyffe Mi god, what a heat; Di temperature gaan up and mi can feel nuh breeze. Dis yah hurricane effect jus a linger sah, Mi days dem miserable an di night dem wussarah. Mi god, what a heat; Everytime six o’clock come me vex. Mi… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Mi god, what a heat

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Jamaican Poetry: Woman and Mother (For International Women’s Day)

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2011, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe Sometimes she forgets herself And forget what she is worth She steeps low, giving more than she can afford; She is the mule you pass on your way Shouldering a burden That she has been left alone, to face; She is the cornerstone in… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Woman and Mother (For International Women’s Day)

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Jamaican Poetry: Is Jamaica due this?

  By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe Is Jamaica due this? Crime and violence, Is like saliva on our lips; Are we so jaded and blind in the eye That we have basked In the rays of corruption, all this time; Is Jamaica due this? The shootings and killings,… Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Is Jamaica due this?

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Books and Reviews

Enjoy Our Planners All Year Long!!

Enjoy our planners all year long filled with ideal and convenient trackers for the entire year. This planner fulfils multiple purposes as a notebook, tracker, planner, and journal. Planners . The Island Journal: Daily Planner: White The Island Journal: Daily Planner: Black The Island Journal: Daily Planner: Black #2 The Island Journal: Daily Planner: White… Continue reading Enjoy Our Planners All Year Long!!

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Book Reviews and Features

Great News, New Books Available!!

Guess What? Great News, New Books Available!! Jamaica Pen Publishers has expanded its suite of products to include notebooks, journals, prayer journals, writing journals, planners and so much more. Christian Planners Christian Planner – Purple Christian Planner – White Christian Planner – Black Christian Planner – Purple with Cross Christian Planner – White with Cross… Continue reading Great News, New Books Available!!

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Education and Training

The Caribbean Family: The Willie Lynch Syndrome

When you look back at the life, experiences, and history of the black Caribbean or black American people and want to know why we operate the way we do, the letter below explains it all. The Willie Lynch Syndrome Here in Jamaica, over 200 years after his death, the Willie Lynch syndrome is prevalent in… Continue reading The Caribbean Family: The Willie Lynch Syndrome

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Book Reviews and Features, Books and Reviews, Education and Training

The Caribbean Family: Examining Family Diversity in The Caribbean

The family is the genesis of all societies. It is our most basic economic, political, and social unit. It is within the family unit that individuals first learn the value of work and the worth of their possessions. It is within the family that individuals first experience authority, cooperation, and governance. The Family Families teach… Continue reading The Caribbean Family: Examining Family Diversity in The Caribbean

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Education and Training

The Caribbean Family: Single-Family Homes

Being from the Caribbean, I can speak to the reality of the family there. I grew up in a nuclear family with two parents. However, my family dynamic changed when I was a teenager, and my mother became the head of the household. This is commonplace in Jamaica, seemingly the norm, but it shouldn’t be.… Continue reading The Caribbean Family: Single-Family Homes