Book Review: The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)

I liked The Remains of the Day the best so far out of all of the books that I’ve read from Kazuo Ishiguro. It oozes the stoic, ‘stiff upper lip’ British style that harkens back to the bygone pre-World War II era when Great Britain was the pre-eminent...
Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: Main Characters

Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: Main Characters

In this week’s blogpost I would like to introduce you to two of the main characters in my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. The story unfolds on the tiny West Indian island of St. Vincent (called Hiroona by the Black Caribs), over the...

Book Review: The Black Jacobins (CLR James)

“Peace to our neighbours. But anathema to the French name. Hatred eternal to France. This is our cry.” – from the Haitian proclamation of independence from France. The Black Jacobins is an enlightening and thought-provoking tome which is a must-read...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Garifuna Language

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Garifuna Language

In a recent blogpost about authenticity in writing historical fiction I mentioned that I would elaborate more about how the Garifuna language has evolved since the 1790s. It has indeed been quite a dramatic transformation which has its roots in the tragic deportation...

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