Kingston Noir

Kingston Noir

A collection of dark stories from Jamaica’s capital city, edited by Colin Channer. From Ian Thomson’s contribution, ‘A Grave Undertaking’ How my father came to die in Kingston, the unfortunate circumstances of his death there, remains unclear. Was it an accident? Nothing is known for sure. But this much I do know: my parents had gone to Jamaica for a …

The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica

The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica

Winner: Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize 2010 and the Dolman Travel Prize 2010. Jamaica used to be the source of much of Britain’s wealth: it was a tropical paradise for the planters and a Babylonian exile for the slaves cultivating the sugar. Since independence in 1962, the life of the West Indian island has become overshadowed by gang warfare …