A Reading of Madinah Girl with Author Anna Levi


Wednesday, February 6 at 3:00 pm in Keene-Flint 0105

The event was a riveting encounter with the hottest new talent in Trinidadian letters, Anna Levi. She read from her new novel, Madinah Girl, plus selections from other recent work. The first print of Madinah Girl has sold-out and garnered some rave reviews: “Madinah Girl offers an unflinching depiction of life in the margins of contemporary Trinidad that is guaranteed to shock any reader unprepared for its torrential display of drug and alcohol excess, child brides and domestic violence, sexual abuse, and maximum “muddercunt”-style profanity” (Kevin Meehan, Palimpsest,  2018). Join us to celebrate and partake in Caribbean creative writing.

Anna Levi is the Trinidadian-Grenadian author of the novel, Madinah Girl (Karnak House, 2015), and the forthcoming novel Nowhereians. The social contexts for her writing include marginal refugees, sex workers, human trafficking, religious practices, cultural traditions including vernacular speech, and assorted survival strategies in the peri-urban villages along the Eastern Main Road in Trinidad. Madinah Girl received a special mention at the 2016 Bocas Literature Festival. Ms. Levi holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of the West Indies St. Augustine.


This event was free and open to the public. For more information, contact: hebble@ufl.edu.

Sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Mellon Intersections Group on Global Blackness and Latinx Identity.