ABOUT US

The brainchild of Alana Twam- Barimah , Reading with Bella comes from a passion for culture and the Caribbean.

With the support of her loving husband and family of two smart, adventurous and fun kids, the series came from a desire to share those experiences while at the same time bringing to the fore the heritage of the island nations that they are a part of.

Our Team Members

Alana Twum Barimah

Author

Alana is an Attorney-at-Law by profession who has served the Government of Grenada as Deputy Registrar and Registrar. Alana is the daughter of Dr. Bert Brathwaite and the late Mrs. Shirley Brathwaite, Educator and Language Specialist, who inspired her from a very early age to write poems and short stories. It is from her influence that Alana was inspired to put books into the hands of children. She is the mother of Isabelle and Elijah, and desires to pass unto them and kids everywhere a passion for Caribbean culture and heritage.

David Twum Barimah

Project Manager

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fitness & Wellness & Wellness Center at the St. George’s University School of Medicine:

David’s Interest in developing young minds is evident. He brings solid learning in Project Management, a knack for getting things done, and a wealth of experience in navigating the world with precocious kids  to the Reading With Bella Team.

Verlanna Williams

Illustrator

Verlanna is currently a teacher at Portsmouth Secondary School, Dominica. She is a Freelance Artist and skilled in illustrating both with freehand and digital artwork.

She has a deep commitment to this project having brought the essence of the Author’s vision to life by the creation of Keke and the accompanying characters. Verlanna’s experiences epitomize the true Caribbean experience having lived in Grenada, Barbados and Dominica.

Chioma Paul

Editor

Chioma earned an undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing, and her MA in Creative Writing. Her mother nurtured a love for reading and a brilliant headmistress, Mrs. Shirley Brathwaite fostered her confidence in writing. In editing this book series, Chioma brings along strong passion for her heritage and Caribbean experiences.

Kimalene Regis

Strategy Marketing Consultant

Kimalene is a Strategy Marketing Consultant with Masters degree in Project Management, Bachelors in Communications. She is a highly creative, out of the box thinker with over 15 years of experience in marketing who loves bringing exciting projects to life.

Kimalene was immediately intrigued by the Reading With Bella Project because Keke the Caribbean kid, is a much needed depiction of the lives of our people, in our voice. She is elated for the opportunity to be a part of this initiative to cultivate the hearts and minds of our most precious resource… our children. Let the tales begin….

Keri Wilson

Web Developer

Keri Wilson is currently the Online Content Manager, member of the National Sustainable Development Plan 2030 Secretariat, and assigned to the Ministry of Finance with the Government of Grenada. He has contributed his exceptional talent in the area of website development to the Reading with Bella team. Keri was drawn to the initiative through his genuine interest in culture and a need for Keri Wilson is currently the Online Content Manager, member of the National Sustainable Development Plan 2030 Secretariat, and assigned to the Ministry of Finance with the Government of Grenada.
He has contributed his exceptional talent in the area of website development to the Reading with Bella team. Keri was drawn to the initiative through his genuine interest in culture and a need for different ways of expressing it to the world.

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