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Spotlight on Peepal Tree Press

Pepperpot-currentPepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean is the inaugural release of Peekash Press, an imprint created by Akashic Books and Peepal Tree Press with an exclusive focus on Caribbean literature. Pepperpot and Peekash Press is a joint venture between Akashic and Peepal Tree, in collaboration with Commonwealth Writers, the British Council, the Kingston Book Festival, NGC Bocas Lit Fest, and CaribLit.

To celebrate the release of Pepperpot, we are thrilled to feature spotlights of a few of these organizations throughout April; today, we’re pleased to spotlight Peepal Tree Press, introduced by Adam Lowe:


Peepal Tree Press is home of the best in Caribbean and Black British fiction, poetry, memoirs, literary criticism, social, cultural and historical studies. Peepal Tree is a wholly independent company, founded in 1986, and now publishes around 26 books a year. We have published over 300 titles, and are committed to keeping them in print. The list features new writers and established  voices. We are grateful for financial support from Arts Council England. We are also home to Inscribe, a project which was set up to support ‘writers of colour’ in the Yorkshire region, which since April 2012 has been a national organisation.

Our focus is on what George Lamming calls the Caribbean nation, wherever it is in the world, though we are also heavily involved in developing, publishing and promoting Black British writing. Our goal is to publish books that make a difference, and though we always want to achieve the best possible sales, we are most concerned with whether a book will still be alive in the future.

Hannah Bannister (Operations Manager), Jeremy Poynting (Managing Editor)

Hannah Bannister (Operations Manager), Jeremy Poynting (Managing Editor)

Learn more about Peepal Tree on their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Posted: Apr 17, 2014

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