Rachel Manley

Rachel Manley is an author and poet. She is best known for her memoir, Drumblair: Memories of a Jamaican Childhood (winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction), which was inspired by life with her grandfather, Norman Washington Manley, founder of Jamaica’s first national party. Born in Cornwall, England, and raised in Jamaica, Manley now resides in Toronto.

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday October 22, 2017

    • Relate and Reflect

      Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters, Free for students and youth

      Join Nicola Lagioia, Rachel Manley, Eduard Márquez and Jean E. Pendziwol as they read from their latest works.


  • Wednesday October 25, 2017

    • IFOA Scarborough

      Cost: $10

      IFOA Scarborough welcomes B. Denham Jolly and Rachel Manley!