June is over but these are a few more titles by Caribbean writers I have on my shelf to read….
Aunt Jen by Paulette Ramsay
There are so many narratives discussing the immigrant experience but rarely do we hear the voices of those they left behind. Looking forward to these letters from Sunshine to her emigrated mother. I have @booksandrhymes and her IGTV to blame for this one!
Published by Heinemann in 2003
Decolonial Daughter by Lesley-Ann Brown
Also written as a series of letters- to her son about living in a supposedly post-colonial and post-racial world. Explores themes of migration, identity and nationhood through a lens of motherhood. @bookofcins gave this such a good review, I picked it up. Cindy Allman started the #ReadCaribbean hashtag two years ago to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month (June) through reading the books by Caribbean writers.
Incidentally, these two women were fully lighting up IG Live for me last night with their discussions! If you aren’t catching Literary Ancestry on Wednesday nights, start!
Published by Repeater Books in 2018
A Brief history Of Seven Killings
This one actually belongs to my guy. He bought it years ago and I’m pretty sure he is waiting for me to read it on his behalf so I can tell him about it. The problem with this books there are many MANY pages and the font is small . I will definitely read it though, I’ve heard too much good about it not to. The premise has sounded fascinating to me since I heard about it
Kei Miller’s Augustown was another brilliant read, check out my review here
Have you read any books by Caribbean writers recently? Or any books written as letters? Do you read anyone else’s books on their behalf?