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Miss Jamaica World 2015, Dr. Sanneta Myrie is a medical doctor. With beauty and brains, she represents Jamaica proudly.

Editor’s Note Department  Book Club – Afrika’s Struggle, Reaper of Souls, Marcus and the Amazon, Stoosh  Cinema Scene - Yardicus  Musical Notes - Alaine  Recipe Corner - Soursop Ice Cream

Feature Being Jamaican Beverly East Reflections on my School Days Karl A. Mitchell Why Do I Continue to Write? Geoffrey Philp What is in a name? Janice K. Maxwell My Beautiful Jamaica Patrice DaCosta 3|Page


The Writers Circle

Editor’s Note: The Writers Edition “The ink of a scholar is mightier than the sword” -African ProverbIn this edition, we highlight some of our contemporary authors, such as Beverly East, Karl A. Mitchell, Geoffrey Philp, Janice K. Maxwell and Patrice DaCosta. Once again Jamaicans are trailblazers. For instance, the 1st Black newspaper in the US has a Jamaican connection. John Russwurm was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica in 1799. He along with Samuel Cornish created Freedom's Journal newspaper in 1827. Currently, Marlon James has won the Man Booker prize 2015. Finally, we say goodbye to Anthony Winkler, whose books captured a certain consciousness of Jamaican culture. 4|Page


Published by JK Productions

Writing for Jamaican Diaspora Magazine… Our publication contains articles from our advertisers and contribution writers. The goal is to share positive information. If you are interested in giving out your expertise or knowledge, let us know. Community involvement is the objective. How to place an ad… If you would like to advertise, please contact us. We will promote your product or special event. By letting us know who or when your special day is, it prevents dual scheduling. The intention is to complement not compete; remember unity is strength. To contact us, visit www.JamaicanDiaspora.com What we are about… Our product is unique because this magazine targets Jamaican culture on the island and worldwide. This magazine affirms identity and builds community self-esteem. We will not only bring entertainment, but also provide information in areas of health, education, entrepreneur and environment.

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Book Club

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Jamaican Diaspora : Writers Edition  

In this edition, we highlight some of our contemporary Jamaican authors.

Jamaican Diaspora : Writers Edition  

In this edition, we highlight some of our contemporary Jamaican authors.

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