In the last few years readers and writers have come to celebrate this time of year as the season for all “literary things” in Antigua and Barbuda .
On Monday 9th November 2009 at 7 p.m. Dr. Althea Prince will be launching her new book “ The Politics of Black Women’s Hair. The new book will be launched at the new Best of Books branch, in the Royal Palm Mall on Friars Hill Road .
Dr. Prince will read excerpts from “ The Politics of Black Women’s Hair” and will entertain questions on the thought provoking topic. People who have followed her writing career may also use the opportunity to get any or all of her books autographed.
For those not yet familiar with her work we introduce Dr. Althea Prince as an award winning author.
Dr. Prince was born and raised in Antigua . She has resided in Canada since the nineteen-sixties, interrupted by a short return home to Antigua and Barbuda in the 1980’s when she taught at the Princess Margaret School . She is a professor of sociology, teaching first at York University , and the University of Toronto . She now teaches at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University . During the years 2002 to 2005, Dr. Prince was Managing Editor of the publishing company, Canadian Scholars’ Press & Women’s Press. Her awards include The Children’s Book Centre ‘Choice’ Award for How the Star Fish Got to the Sea. In 2007, she received The Antigua and Barbuda International Writers’ Festival’s First Annual Award for Literary Excellence.
Dr. Prince’s latest work is entitled The Politics of Black Women’s Hair (Insomniac Press. Toronto , 2009). Her other publications include: a novel, Loving This Man; a short story collection, Ladies of the night, and Being Black, a collection of essays. She also co-edited Feminisms & Womanisms. A Women’s Studies Reader.