Past Mentoring by the Masters participant publishes first novel

12659825_10204063370662877_178891064_nPast Mentoring by the Masters participant Anna Levi has published her first novel, Madinah Girl with the UK publishing imprint Karnak House.
Ms. Levi was one of the participants in our 2014 Literary Arts group who were mentored by award-winning novelist Earl Lovelace.

This is just the beginning for Levi is currently at work on her second novel. ‘I’m currently doing the Masters of Fine Arts at UWI in creative writing. I decided to do it after Mentoring by the Masters.’

She is also completing work on her first collection of poetry.

Levi attributes her interest in writing to her encounter with Jean Rhys’ Voyage in the Dark and the novel Madinah Girl was written without formal literary guidance.

Her mentor Earl Lovelace is quoted in the blurb for the novel:

“A startlingly new voice, Anna Levi takes us with passion and assurance into the vital, bruising, multi-religious, multi-ethnic churnings in the underbelly of Trinidad.”


MbtM-LA-Sept-15The Mentoring by the Masters project was developed in 2012 in recognition of Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th Anniversary of Independence. The programme allows participants to be taught and trained by senior, accomplished artists and cultural workers over a three-month period. Every year experts in various areas of cultural practice are chosen to mentor participants.  The programme encompasses developmental workshops and mentorship sessions.

Copies of Madinah Girl are currently available on