A tour of Jamaica’s history and cuisine
New York, NY (February 6, 2009)—The Consulate General of Jamaica, New York will showcase another book in the “Arts & Literary Salon” series highlighting works by Jamaican authors & visual artists. The Salon will feature its first cookbook.
Nyam Jamaica is a photographic wondrous experience of the many people author Rosemary Parkinson meets, interacts with, or gets to know, the many places visited, parish to parish, during her years on the island of Jamaica. ‘Cotching’ a ride on her bumpy but delicious culinary travel, on occasion, are two of her Jamaican friends and contributors to the book, Chef Norma Shirley and international photographer Cookie Kinkead, who will be in attendance at the book signing.
The “Arts & Literary Salon” is on Thursday, February 12, 2009 6:30pm at the Consulate General of Jamaica 767 3rd Ave 2nd floor (corner of E 48 St), New York, NY 10017. There will be a presentation & book signing followed by a reception.
“Nyam Jamaica is a beautiful book with bold, colorful and crisp photographs. It does for the eyes what the recipes will do for the pallete”, says Consul General Brown Metzger.
This event is sponsored by Clarendon Rum distributed by Nembo Imports Ltd, with support from JAMPACT, Jamaican Diaspora Board, NE, our media partners Irie Jam and Carib News.
The “Arts & Literary Salon” will continue to showcase authors & visual artists of Jamaica as a means to promote the island, the richness of its culture, and the creativity of its people through the written word & visual artistic expression.
About the partners
Consulate General of Jamaica
The primary mission of the Jamaican Consulate General in New York is to promote and safeguard the interest of Jamaica and Jamaicans in the thirty three (33) States under the jurisdiction of the United States, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. The Consulate also seeks to strengthen the linkages with the Jamaican Diaspora and encourage their participation in national development.
Harlem Book Fair and QBR/The Black Book Review
The Harlem Book Fair was founded in 1999 by Max Rodriguez, publisher of QBR The Black Book Review as a community event and forum for the African Diaspora readers to discover, experience and celebrate Black history and culture through books. Attended by over 50,000 readers and televised nationally on C-Span, the success of that first book fair began what has become a week-end long event and the country’s largest community gathering of readers and book lovers. It has evolved into a national brand that is expanding into new markets each year. We are proud to expand the book fair to highlight members of the African Diaspora.