Being Gay in the Caribbean

9780822342083 The New York Times features an article about recent violent attacks on gays in Jamaica. Reporter Marc Lacey writes: "Being gay in Jamaica is not easy. For years, human rights groups have denounced the harassment, beating and even killing of gays here, to little avail. No official statistic has been compiled on the number of attacks. But a recent string of especially violent, high-profile assaults has brought fresh condemnation to an island otherwise known as an easygoing tourist haven." In June Duke Press will publish Thomas Glave’s collection of lesbian and gay writing from the Caribbean. Our Caribbean features fiction, poetry, and prose from all over the Antilles, including Jamaica. Many of the writers speak to the severe repression faced by gay people in the region.

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