Africa Outside – Hush!

Africa Outside HUSH! Did Rachel weep for her children? Yes, Who wept for me? Hush, the day has dawned Hush, are these the lost of Africa? Hush! Lost! Never! We are easily identifiable No matter how diluted So hush, Let your heart not weep   How many prophets have we had How many slain? Hush, […]

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Legacy Of The Sugar Plantations

By Joy Sigaud From the lush groves of cane Standing in majestic rows under vivid blue sky Tall green grasslike feathered poles The juice is sweet, Who would ask for sweeter Who could ask for more. That sweet tooth is with us still today. They, the plundered, chop chop chop in season with their machetes […]

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African, Afro-Caribbean or just British

    African, Jamaican or Just British? A Jamaican’s journey written by J. Sigaud           Long Ago And Far Away There is a world that exists No one knows about it They have civilisations, structures, tribes, hierarchies and wars Just like everywhere else,  save the poverty, filth and degradation of many but […]

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New Daughters of Africa

By Joy Sigaud   PUBLISHER AND EDITOR MARGARET BUSBY’S LANDMARK ANTHOLOGY SHOWCASES MORE THAN 200 CONTEMPORARY FEMALE WRITERS OF AFRICAN DESCENT FROM AROUND THE GLOBE TO MUCH ACCLAIM… Published in 2019 the book continues to inspire and attract both readers and aspiring writers in equal measure. The authors have also now waived their fees to […]

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Borders Literature Nigeria Interviews Editor Joy Sigaud

Describing her as rich and engaging, renowned journalist/writer, podcast host and founder of Borders Literature  Olatoun Gabi-Williams,  interviews Joy Sigaud about her life and work as a publisher and composer. Born in Britain to Jamaican parents, Joy Sigaud is passionate about Nigeria and her time spent there. She talks about how she quite by chance […]

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Music

The Ode of the Black© – Series MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH MUSIC! “The donation will fund the integration of 3 specialists programme part of our  curriculum ending this school year… ”  What began as a hobby, having studied piano from an early age, the self taught composer’s works depict themes of current and historical interest […]

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Short Stories

Joy Sigaud is a British author of Jamaican and a very mixed heritage, pick a few: African, Scottish, German, Indian, English, Irish.  She writes short stories on everyday themes,  things embedded in our subconscious yet pertinent and real. She also advocates the teaching of Black History in Schools and calls for accuracy and careful planning […]

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