Book Review: Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)

What an intense, emotionally charged novel! I’ve heard about Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys, since I was a teenager growing up in Barbados. Somehow, it never crossed my reading path until now. The long wait was certainly worth it! Although I must confess...

Book Review: In the Castle of My Skin (George Lamming)

As a native of Barbados, who grew up on the island until the age of eighteen, I feel I bring a different perspective to the experience of reading In the Castle of My Skin by George Lamming. The setting is not only familiar, but the dialect and the way of thinking...
!Happy Emancipation Day!

!Happy Emancipation Day!

Today, August 1st, is a very special day for all people in the English-speaking Caribbean. It marks the 189th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. This so-called emancipation proclamation heralded the death knell of the inhumane and barabric...
The Life and Times of Thomas ‘Indian’ Warner

The Life and Times of Thomas ‘Indian’ Warner

I have discovered through the course of my painstaking research for my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God, that Caribbean history is littered with countless tragic stories of injustice, suffering and genocide. None moreso than the fascinating...

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