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...
Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)

“Time for me is now double-edged: every day brings me further from the low of my last relapse but closer to the next recurrence – and eventually, death.” Writing for some people is like breathing air. It is so natural, that they just do it with...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Liberty-Law-Equality

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Liberty-Law-Equality

The ideas of the French Revolution reached the shores of St. Vincent in 1795 due to the concerted efforts of one man. Victor Hugues, French revolutionary commander and Commissioner of Guadeloupe. Hugues, who was officially sent out to the Windward Islands to implement...
Book Review: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong)

Book Review: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong)

“What were we before we were we? We must’ve been standing by the shoulder of a dirt road while the city burned. We must’ve been disappearing, like we are now.” Ocean Vuong’s debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a movingly...

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