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K. Jared Hosein

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About this author

Kevin Jared Hosein currently resides in Trinidad and Tobago. His first book, "Littletown Secrets", was published in 2013.

He is the winner of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the Caribbean Region for his story, "The King of Settlement 4".

His Commonwealth Short Story Prize entry, "The Monkey Trap", is featured in the Peepal's and Akashic Books' anthology, "Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean". In addition, The Monkey Trap was also shortlisted for the Small Axe Literary Prize and the Caribbean Short Story 2013 Prize.

His poem, "The Wait is So, So Long", was adapted into a short film which was awarded a Gold Key at the New York-based Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.


Average rating: 3.75 · 24 ratings · 12 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Littletown Secrets
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The Repenters
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K. Hosein and 3 other people liked Portia S's review of Never Let Me Go:
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
"Let the sadness flow in.

I don't know why, but now that I have finished, I feel pretty much dead inside. Maybe it has to do with my day yesterday being complete shit. Who knows.

"Oh well."

Never Let Me Go is a 2005 dystopian novel which immediate r..." Read more of this review »
Sic Transit Wagon and Other Stories by Barbara Jenkins
"Short thoughts:

A beautiful collection of short stories of Trinidad and Tobago.

I found that the stories of the little girl of yester-year were most interesting to me, I like reading about that and I read a bit to my Dad who spoke about how authen..." Read more of this review »
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
"The selling factor to me was the journey through the generations.

Not a synopsis, just general thoughts without explanations.

To understand a genetic mishap, it is essential for us to look to the past. How, Eugenides did not take it primarily from..." Read more of this review »
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“Your glass seems like it will always be half full even it falls down and shatters to pieces”
K. Jared Hosein, Together We Are Spiders

“You ain’t old yet but when you get old, all the women in the village start to look down on you when they find out you want to do something other than sweep the kitchen or cut up vegetables. Had this big starch mango tree when I was small. Anytime I set myself to climb it, there was always a woman passing by to yell at me and tell me to get down. Asked me why I leaving my poor mother to do all the housework. I never got to the top. It was like God was always watching, ready to send another hag to tell me down. Then, one day, they cut down the tree.”
K. Jared Hosein, Rune Mathura and the Case of the Village Jumbie

“To whomever is writing this book, what do you want
from me? I need to know my calling. Why was I chosen? Why
not Lee? Why not Susan March? Why me? What is my
purpose? Please let it be more than to destroy a life and
embarrass another. I need to know. I am suffering. You are a
constant headache. Anywhere I go, I can hear you, I can feel
you. I want to be like the others, ignorant of this.”
K. Jared Hosein




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Portia S Hello K. Jared Hosein, I love reading your reviews. Do more and ting.


Portia S Hi :) I guess I should give you a welcome here. Hello, and welcome, I'm really looking forward to your reviews! I really would like to know about your own thoughts on certain books. Also, feel free to peruse my own reviews and start heated discussions where we have interesting yet opposing views :D


Ché-Dermont About time!


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