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About Jacob Ross

Jacob Ross was born in Grenada, and has lived in Britain since 1984. He is a poet, playwright, journalist, novelist and creative writing tutor.

Articles by Jacob Ross

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

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A Different Ocean (concluded)

Sienna knew that the ocean might not release her until it had drunk her breath and added her life to its own. But the encounter with Jonko and Sookramer was different. The concluding part of Jacob Ross’s memorable story.

A Different Ocean

“Nobody in de world kin dive like we”. Sienna Miller’s life on the edge of The Silent, the lagoon far below her island village, starts to shift with the arrival of two white strangers. The first part of Jacob Ross’s haunting story of belonging and self-discovery.

Rum an Coke

The second in a number of pieces of short fiction by Jacob Ross: a mesmerising cautionary tale of addiction, defiance, and a mother’s love - with a shattering twist. ‘Rum-an-coke is what dey call it,’ … ‘Dey take dat ting and drink down rum right after.’ But remember: ‘Too much niceness does kill.’


The first in a number of pieces of short fiction by Grenadian-born writer, Jacob Ross, 'Chirren' packs a serious punch into a very small space: a powerful story, told in entrancing language. Author and editor of numerous admired anthologies, Jacob Ross is currently working on his first novel, The Village Above the Wind.

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