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New Website

New Website

Here’s our glittering new website - thanks to the skills of Dominica-based designer Petrea of @bluecurtaincreative and @petrea_creates. It's cutting edge — mobile-friendly and generally user friendly. And it’s now so much easier to buy our books. Do you have a favourite Papillote Press title?  

Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

It’s important to remember those who resisted slavery in the Caribbean - and not just on Emancipation Day (1 August). “In the Forests of Freedom” by the Dominican historian and anthropologist Lennox Honychurch tells the story of the Maroons of Dominica who threatened the island’s coastal plantations from their rainforest strongholds for two centuries. Think, too, of the legacy of those Maroons...

Launch of Dangerous Freedom by Lawrence Scott

Launch of Dangerous Freedom by Lawrence Scott

The launch of Lawrence Scott's new historical novel "Dangerous Freedom" took place in March 2021. It included a short film (see video link), readings by the author, and a Q & A session with Margaret Busby, publisher, editor, critic and chair of the 2020 Booker Prize. And, of course, participation from the audience.

Launch of Riff: the Shake Keane Story by Philip Nanton

Launch of Riff: the Shake Keane Story by Philip Nanton

A celebration of the life and times of the jazz musician and poet Shake Keane to launch his biography by Philip Nanton. The video includes contributions from Philip Nanton (talking to Robert Lee), Roland Ramanan (talking to Kevin Le Gendre), Linton Kwesi Johnson and Jeremy Robson. Readings by Philip Nanton and Lafleur Cockburn.

Series of en Papillote Press Book Readings

A reading from Dangerous Freedom

A reading from RIFF

A reading from Home Home

A reading from Gone to Drift

A reading from The Art of White Roses

A reading from Abraham’s Treasure