David B. Dacosta

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Earl Lovelace and Walter Mosley

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February 2012


My work has appeared in periodicals such as The Jamaica Observer, Rap Pages (Los Angeles), Ebony magazine (Chicago) and many others. Since 2002, I've written an autobiography, two novellas set in Jamaica, a book of poetry, and I’m currently working on my debut novel.

In addition to writing, I have a great passion for film. Over the past 11-years I’ve continued to hone my skills as a documentarian and fiction filmmaker. I've written and directed five feature-length docs and over a dozen shorts.

At the behest of my two younger brothers, I started a podcast. It's available on Spreaker, Sticher, Apple, Tunein and Spotify. A link is below.

https://www.spreaker.com/show/culture...
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Earl Lovelace Interview (2011)

Written by David B Dacosta

If you were to poll the average reader of Caribbean literature to determine who they believe is the greatest scribe of the genre, you’d likely hear the name, Earl Lovelace, repeated more times than any other candidate. Even after forty-five years of being a fixture within the Caribbean literary landscape, the Trinidadian born author is still a force to be reckoned with.

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Even before reading a single page of Praise Song for the Butterflies, the book’s synopsis outlines a tragic narrative. This gave me the necessary opportunity to brace myself emotionally. I personally dreaded the idea of reading about a young girl bei ...more
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As an avid reader of Caribbean literature over the past two decades, I’ve also conducted a number of interviews with various authors from the region. The island of Dominica has been absent from that list until now. Celia Sorhaindo has an interesting ...more
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My love for Jamaica is synonymous with that of one particular Aunt. As a toddler I became acquainted with that Aunt, and the bond continued to grow well into adulthood, until her unfortunate passing. Alecia McKenzie’s latest offering, stir
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“The people we meet along life’s path have the power to reshape our lives in unimaginable ways.”
David B. Dacosta, The Sun's Love Is Ours

“The people we meet along life's path have the power to reshape our lives in unimaginable ways. Sometimes to our detriment. We have no way of preparing ourselves for this inevitability. No early earning system to protect us. Whatever the outcome, we are left with the arduous task of surviving it.”
David B. Dacosta, The Sun's Love Is Ours

“Passmore used his personality the way a magician used smoke. It was all for the diversion.”
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