Moko would like to congratulate its alumna Jacqueline Bishop on being shortlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for her latest publication, The Gymnast and Other Positions!
The Gymnast and Other Positions by NYC-based Jamaican Jacqueline Bishop is a hybrid collection of essays, stories, and interviews. “In a category where autobiographies abound,” write the judges, “Bishop’s mosaic of fragmented narratives is as original as it is insightful. Modern, spontaneous and formally innovative, it blurs the boundaries between the real and the imagined in a journey of self-discovery through the arts of the imagination in the Caribbean and elsewhere. The reader’s pleasure is in negotiating the surprising detours and revealing digressions that the gymnast invites us to follow.”
Read more about the other shortlisted authors, Virgin Islander Tiphanie Yanique and the effervescent Olive Senior at Bocas.