Tuesday 18 December, 2018

PHOTOS: Famed teen activist Marley Dias launches debut book in Jamaica

Marley Dias speaking at the launch of her book, Marley Gets It Done, So Can You', on Saturday. (PHOTOS: Llewellyn Wynter)

Marley Dias speaking at the launch of her book, Marley Gets It Done, So Can You', on Saturday. (PHOTOS: Llewellyn Wynter)

Jamaican-American teen author and youth activist, Marley Dias launched her book, 'Marley Gets It Done, So Can You', at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Library on Saturday.

The book launch, touted as the first of its kind for the Caribbean, was among the activities of Kingston Book Festival 2018.

Dias is the founder of the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, which is aimed at collecting stories about women of colour. 

Speaking at the local launch of her recently-released debut book, she explained the mission behind the campaign and said she hoped her book about activism and social justice would help the cause.

Dias, whose mother hails from the parish of St Mary, also made time to sign a few books for readers afterwards.

The Kingston Book Festival, organised by the Book Industry Association of Jamaica, was held  from March 4 to 11.

Loop News was at the launch of Dias' book. See photos in slider below.

Marley Dias launches book in Jamaica

 

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