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Bajan launches book

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Bajan launches book

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Redemption In Indigo is the name of Karen Lord’s first novel, which she launched at a white-and-red-wine affair at Ocean Spray Apartments in Christ Church last Friday night.Lord, who won Barbados’ top literary prize two years in a row, formally introduced the 224-page speculative fiction work that won the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment’s top prize in 2008; and drew applause and nods for the beauty of its language.Those present at the launch were treated to readings by actors Patrick Foster and Simon Alleyne, as well as writer Robert Sandiford, who hailed the book as a welcome addition to the volume of new Bajan literature.Lord, who holds a PhD in theology and religious studies, has been able to channel her creative imagination into a world of fantasy and science fiction into two manuscripts. Her second body of work, The Best Of All Possible Worlds, took the Collymore Literary Endowment’s top prize in 2009. She described Redemption In Indigo as a celebration of ordinary people and everyday magic.