Dominican writer featured in inaugural publication of US Magazine

Delroy Williams

Dominican writer, Delroy “Nesta” Williams’ short story, The Ritual, is featured in the inaugural issue of US magazine Gumbo.

The magazine’s first publication, being launched in Chicago, USA on the last day of Black History Month (February 29th) is described as an ode to black life. It is a coffee table top book that is ideal for Afrocentric individuals who aspire to attain contemporary art.

Williams describes being chosen as a contributing writer as a great opportunity especially given his humble beginnings as a writer.

The magazine’s Co-founder/Creative Director described The Ritual as “compelling, and an excellent fit with our vision for this inaugural issue.”

Williams’ short story, which was selected from over 1000 submissions from over 400 creatives, delves into death and coming to terms with loss from the perspective of a young boy finding his space within a disjointed family.

He mentioned that he is currently compiling a collection of poems entitled Moods and Attitudes and also working with other Dominican writers on a children’s book.

The writer is also a contributor to a Dominican short story anthology entitled The Flying Crapaud which was recently published in 2020.

Gumbo Magazine can be purchased online via the company’s website:Gumbo

The Flying Crapaud can be purchased online via Amazon

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7 Comments

  1. Da Girl
    March 2, 2020

    Wow congrats Delroy!!!

  2. Dr Clayton Shilliingford
    March 1, 2020

    Congratulations to Delroy Williams

  3. Ashton Riviere
    March 1, 2020

    Kudos to you my brother!!

  4. Roger Burnett
    March 1, 2020

    Well done Delroy.

    I’ve always admired your work and your original approach to the subject matter.

  5. Ivenia
    March 1, 2020

    Well done my family. Keep literature alive. All the best.

  6. March 1, 2020

    Congratulations, Delroy, and thank you DNO for featuring stories about the literary arts in Dominica. We have plenty of talent, but little exposure.

  7. Galileo
    March 1, 2020

    Congratulations on your achievements. DNO a little background details on the author will go a long way in helping your readers. Remember this is news so no one should be left wondering.

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