“One Book, One Community” Reading and Discussion Programme 2012
The National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) is pleased to announce that its seventh annual One Book, One Community (OBOC) Nationwide Reading Project was launched on April 18, 2012 at the Audio Visual Room at the National Library.
This year’s selection is The Stolen Cascadura by Beverley Ann Scott. During the period April 18 to June 30, NALIS will invite the national community to borrow and read The Stolen Cascadura and participate in discussions and other activities based on the book at public libraries across the country.
The Stolen Cascadura is a work of fiction set in Trinidad in 2003. It revolves around characters from different cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds, brought together by circumstances which change the course of their lives.
NALIS adopted the OBOC reading programme in 2005. This programme was first developed in Seattle, Washington, USA and has since been adopted by many libraries around the world.
Radio advertisement for One Book, One Community 2012
Since 2005 NALIS has featured the following books:
Night Calypso by Lawrence Scott – 2005
Miguel Street by Sir V.S. Naipaul – 2007
The Schoolmaster by Earl Lovelace – 2008
All That Glitters by Michael Anthony (D.Ltt) – 2009
Prospero’s Daughter by Dr. Elizabeth Nunez – 2010
Trinidad Noir edited by Jeanne Mason and Lisa Allen Agostini - 2011
To learn more about NALIS’ One Book, One Community Nationwide Reading Project, contact a public library or the Public Relations and Marketing Department at 624-4466 ext 2323
Beverley-Ann Scott was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She grew up in Marabella and attended St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando as well as St. Stephen’s College in Princes Town. She later went on to obtain a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Information Systems and Management from the University of London, School of Economics. Beverley-Ann worked in the banking and business sector for many years before deciding to pursue a career in medicine.
She graduated from of Our Lady of Fatima University, Manila, Philippines in 2009 where she obtained her Doctorate in Medicine. She is currently employed by the North Central Regional Health Authority and works as a House Officer in the Surgery Department of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.
She has worked as a feature writer for the Catholic News, a local Catholic weekly newspaper from 1999 to the present.
At this time she is one of the youngest authors of a complete and published work of fiction in the Caribbean at this time.