03 April 2017


Book_cover_Green_day...After a four-year hiatus, NALIS is pleased to announce the resumption of its One Book, One Community countrywide reading project.  NALIS’ selection for this year’s campaign is Green Days by the River, written by Michael Anthony (D.Litt). This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of this book.

The One Book, One Community Project is part of NALIS’ drive to promote the reading habit, foster a sense of community and showcase our country’s history, culture and stories.  Green Days by the River is a provocative story about young love and life in Mayaro in the 1950s. 

All are invited to borrow and read the book and participate in activities which include discussions, dramatizations, displays, readings and other events based on the book. Activities will be held across the NALIS network.

Michael Anthony is a prolific writer whose works have been lauded locally and internationally.He is the recipient of the Humming Bird Medal Gold for his contribution to literature; was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the West Indies and received a Life Time Literary Award from NALIS.

NALIS adopted the One Book, One Community Project in 2005.  Following are the local books and authors which have been featured over the years:

            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

            The Stolen Cascadura by Beverly Ann Scott - 2012


For more information contact the Public Relations and Marketing Department at 624-4466 ext 2323.