September 2011 Issue

Mermaid by Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné
Pickney Pictures

Pictures Last Longer by Destiny Maynard (13 years old)

Pickney Prose

The Magic Rock by Abadai Zoboi (8 years old)


Anansi and the Golden Peacock by Dawne G. Zetterstrom
Camot the Camera by Grethel Joseph
Mango Belly (Part 1) by Tammi Browne-Bannister
Mango Belly (Part 2) by Tammi Browne-Bannister
The Little Golden Stone Man by Ibi Zoboi


• An excerpt from Island Princess in Brooklyn by Diane Browne
An excerpt from Marcus and the Amazons by Geoffrey Philp
• "Culture Again!" – Interview with YA author Ramin Ganeshram, Part 1 by Summer Edward
Review of A Coconuts Life for Me by Summer Edward
Stir It Up! is a "Novel with Recipes" – Interview with YA author Ramin Ganeshram, Part 2 by Summer Edward


The Earth’s Water by Summer Edward


• Garden Fairy, Wings Made of Words and Dreamer by Featured Illustrator, Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné
• Mango Fairy by Featured Illustrator, Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné
Reo's Shark Adventure, The Bacco and Reading is Magic by Featured Illustrator, Stacey Byer
• The Old Woman Speaks by Featured Illustrator, Michelle Alexander-Chin
• Waves by Featured Illustrator, Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Guests from Around the World

Dinner Song by Peter Taylor (Poetry)
Feet by Harris Tobias (Poetry)
Hyphen the Python by Peter Taylor (Poetry)
It's So Hard to Be a (Paren) by Peter Taylor (Poetry)
Ngoma: A Zimbabwean Origin Story by Gerald Hausman and Seth Cohen (Fiction)


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Anansesem is an online magazine of Caribbean children's and young adult literature by adults and children. We strive to bring you the best in news, reviews and creative content from the world of Caribbean children's publishing.
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  1. Great edition Anansesem. Looking forward to the Christmas edition.

  2. Love the new look! Thanks for all your support and innovation! :)