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Jennifer Rahim

Winner of a Casa de las Américas Prize 2010, one of Latin America’s oldest and most prestigious literary awards. The jury said Approaching Sabbaths 'captures a sense of the complexities of historical, social and cultural aspects of contemporary Caribbean'. Jennifer Rahim is Trinidadian. Her first collection of poems, Mothers Are Not the Only Linguists was published in 1992, followed by Between the Fence and the Forest (Peepal Tree, 2002). She also writes short fiction and criticism. She currently teaches at The Liberal Arts Department, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad. Her poems have appeared in several Caribbean and international journals and anthologies. Awards include The Gulf Insurance Writers Scholarship (1996) to attend the Caribbean Writers Summer Institute, Univ. of Miami; The New Voices Award of Merit (1993) for outstanding contributions to The New Voices journal; The Writers Union of Trinidad and Tobago Writer of the Year Award (1992) for the publication, Mothers Are Not The Only Linguists.
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