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New Book: Ya Ya Surfeit by Montserrat Playwright, Chadd Cumberbatch

LITTLE BAY – Noted writer and multiple winner of the Montserrat literary Prize for Poetry Chadd Cumberbatch is set to release his first volume of work. The book entitled (hold your breath) ‘Ya Ya Surfeit – Mellonie Boy Dancng On Me Head’ is a collection of mostly poems and monologues inspired by Caribbean life.

Cumberbatch is well respected throughout the region for his stagecraft so it comes as no surprise that most of the pieces if not all, play out on the pages, transporting the reader to places, may it be the streets of Plymouth, or to the mind of one of his manic characters or perhaps to witness the breaking of a heart; all to a metered rhythm and theatrical effect.

The volume has been thoroughly enjoyed by those lucky enough to have read a preview. Boasting a foreword from Sir Howard Fergus and an introduction by Ann Marie Dewar much praise has been given for the production of the book from its beautiful cover to the flow of the contents inside.

“Ya Ya Surfeit” will have its Montserrat launch on June 26th at the Montserrat Cultural centre. The launch production entitled “A Slice Of Ya Ya”  hosted by Marcella Andre will feature range of actors performing pieces from the book promises to be exciting and entertaining.

Published by FABWAN , “Ya Ya Surfeit”  ISBN 9789768212559 will be available through Amazon and other online bookstores later this year, and will cost $40.00 EC. An Antigua launch is scheduled for mid July.