Liberty or Death

Liberty or Death

In today’s blog I am excited to share another tidbit of history which I have recently stumbled upon and am planning to delicately weave into the narrative of my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. While researching on the web for...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – the Dugu

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – the Dugu

In today’s blogpost I want to shine a spotlight on an ancient ritual, still practiced by the Black Caribs (Garifuna) to this very day, which has been integral to their way of life since long before the Second Carib War – the ‘Dugu ceremony.’ In...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Ouїcou

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Ouїcou

In today’s blogpost I am showcasing a very common, but rather complex cultural practice celebrated by the Black Caribs, called a “ouїcou” – phonetically pronounced “we-sue.” This was a feast, which was often held for a multitude of...
Book Review:  Hiroona – An Historical Romance in Poetic Form

Book Review: Hiroona – An Historical Romance in Poetic Form

I found Hiroona: An Historical Romance in Poetic Form to be an intriguing and unusual read. The peculiarity of Hiroona lies in the fact that it is written in a narrative poem form which is seldom seen in contemporary literature. Huggins uses this literary style to...

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