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Curdella Forbes

Curdella Forbes was born in Jamaica, in Claremont, Hanover. She is a teacher by profession and has been a member of the academic staff at the University of West Indies since 1990: from 1990 to 1995 as Resident Tutor, School of Continuing Studies in Western Jamaica, and since 1995 as a lecturer in the Department of Literatures in English, Mona, Jamaica.

As well as Songs of Silence, she has written a collection of stories for young teenagers entitled Flying with Icarus and Other Stories (Walker Books, forthcoming) and has contributed to an anthology, Survivor (Walker Books, 2002). She is currently working on a novel.

Curdella Forbes lives in Kingston with her niece Angella.

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