We’re excited to share that Camille Boxhill, a graduate of the Madeleine Milburn Mentorship Programme, has received a South Arts Fellowship. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates outstanding artistic work in the American South.

Camille’s work explores themes of multigenerational trauma, legacy, and identity. She is inspired by Jamaican myth, folklore, and religion and their entangled histories. My work sheds a new light on old stories, offering a modern take on Jamaican folktales and traditions. Her current project, OBEAH, is a contemporary thriller sprinkled with social commentary and elements of magical realism inspired by Jamaican folklore. The story takes place in Jamaica and America: two very different worlds with vastly different rules. OBEAH shows the chaos that ensues when trying to apply the right rules to the wrong world. Her book deals with hauntings—both imagined and real—and attempts a more nuanced approach to horror, which means something different for Black people. It’s driving while Black, shopping while Black, and the countless other routine tasks that take on different and more dangerous meanings. OBEAH builds on this fear, combining the magical and fantastical for a more chilling effect.

Congratulations Camille, we couldn’t be more proud!