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 – 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...
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...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – The Cry of Liberty

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – The Cry of Liberty

This week is an exciting period for me as a writer since it is the 226th anniversary of the Second Carib War. This conflict, which took place on the tiny Caribbean island of St. Vincent, is the focal point of my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean...
Behind the Scenes: What drives me to write Children of the Ocean God?

Behind the Scenes: What drives me to write Children of the Ocean God?

I am happy to report that I am now nearly finished with the second part of Children of the Ocean God. With almost a hundred pages under my belt, the novel is beginning to take shape as I have envisioned. Currently, I am writing about the initial phase of the Second...

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