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  • 2treads - Tee Hewitt (Toronto)🇯🇲🇚🇊 @2treads 1 day ago
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#debookofmary is a fresh and lyrical perspective on the conception and death of Jesus through the eyes and experience of his mother Mary.
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Written in verse and sweet sweet Jamaican patwa(patois), @pamelamordecai has infused this well known and often told story with a verve that only dialect can achieve. Mary as our narrator, brings a certain weight to all that is required of her, to bring forth the messiah.
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Having Mary as the presenter of this story, speaks to how important it is not to silence the voices of women. As through her, we glimpse what pressure this young girl from long must have felt, upon being asked to bring forth the saviour of the world.
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The use of a theatre-like female and male cast to lend commentary to certain events was ingenious. As throughout the story, they appear giving their 2 cents, with the men being scornful and sceptical of this so called immaculate conception, while the women are impassioned and understanding, going so far as to comment on the patriarchy.
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I loved this twist and thoroughly enjoyed this read. Thanks to @mawenzihouse for sending this our way to review. One you should definitely pick up. #jamaicasliteraryheritage #CaribbeanReads #cariblit #canlit #wocauthors #herbooksmarchtoo #booklove #bibliophile #ilovetoread #bookstagram #diversereads 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 #debookofmary is a fresh and lyrical perspective on the conception and death of Jesus through the eyes and experience of his mother Mary. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 Written in verse and sweet sweet Jamaican patwa(patois), @pamelamordecai has infused this well known and often told story with a verve that only dialect can achieve. Mary as our narrator, brings a certain weight to all that is required of her, to bring forth the messiah. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 Having Mary as the presenter of this story, speaks to how important it is not to silence the voices of women. As through her, we glimpse what pressure this young girl from long must have felt, upon being asked to bring forth the saviour of the world. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 The use of a theatre-like female and male cast to lend commentary to certain events was ingenious. As throughout the story, they appear giving their 2 cents, with the men being scornful and sceptical of this so called immaculate conception, while the women are impassioned and understanding, going so far as to comment on the patriarchy. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 I loved this twist and thoroughly enjoyed this read. Thanks to @mawenzihouse for sending this our way to review. One you should definitely pick up. #jamaicasliteraryheritage #caribbeanreads #cariblit #canlit #wocauthors #herbooksmarchtoo #booklove #bibliophile #ilovetoread #bookstagram #diversereads
  • 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 #debookofmary is a fresh and lyrical perspective on the conception and death of Jesus through the eyes and experience of his mother Mary. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 Written in verse and sweet sweet Jamaican patwa(patois), @pamelamordecai has infused this well known and often told story with a verve that only dialect can achieve. Mary as our narrator, brings a certain weight to all that is required of her, to bring forth the messiah. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 Having Mary as the presenter of this story, speaks to how important it is not to silence the voices of women. As through her, we glimpse what pressure this young girl from long must have felt, upon being asked to bring forth the saviour of the world. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 The use of a theatre-like female and male cast to lend commentary to certain events was ingenious. As throughout the story, they appear giving their 2 cents, with the men being scornful and sceptical of this so called immaculate conception, while the women are impassioned and understanding, going so far as to comment on the patriarchy. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 I loved this twist and thoroughly enjoyed this read. Thanks to @mawenzihouse for sending this our way to review. One you should definitely pick up. #jamaicasliteraryheritage #caribbeanreads #cariblit #canlit #wocauthors #herbooksmarchtoo #booklove #bibliophile #ilovetoread #bookstagram #diversereads
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  • 2treads - Tee Hewitt (Toronto)🇯🇲🇚🇊 @2treads 1 week ago
  • #olivesenior has written a collection of stories that trace the legacies left behind in a country finding its feet while still under colonial rule through to independence. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲
Stories such as the titular #arrivalofthesnakewoman examines a rural community as it comes to terms with the changes washing over not just the rest of the country, but their own small isolated village. The arrival of an Indian woman reveals to Ishmael, our narrator, the prejudices that run deep in his village, of the unfamiliar and unknown; #theviewfromtheterrace examines the life of Mr. Barton as he tries to understand why a woman would move to a steep hillside to build a home. Through his memories, we witness his drive for upward social mobility and respect, at the expense of his relationships with his children and his final realization that he has allowed himself to exist in a perpetual state of detachment in his own life and community.
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#olivesenior writes these stories with a deliberateness to bring to life her experience of such societal conceptions as sexism, classism, familial abuse and racial prejudices as it tried to find its path after colonization.
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Thanks @mawenzihouse for sending this our way for review. Link to blog in bio!!!#jamaicasliteraryheritage #jamdownlit #islandreads #cariblit #CaribbeanReads #canlit #wocauthors #herbooksmarchtoo #booklove #bibliophile #ilovetoread #bookstagram. Image from www.mawenzihouse.com #olivesenior has written a collection of stories that trace the legacies left behind in a country finding its feet while still under colonial rule through to independence. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 Stories such as the titular #arrivalofthesnakewoman examines a rural community as it comes to terms with the changes washing over not just the rest of the country, but their own small isolated village. The arrival of an Indian woman reveals to Ishmael, our narrator, the prejudices that run deep in his village, of the unfamiliar and unknown; #theviewfromtheterrace examines the life of Mr. Barton as he tries to understand why a woman would move to a steep hillside to build a home. Through his memories, we witness his drive for upward social mobility and respect, at the expense of his relationships with his children and his final realization that he has allowed himself to exist in a perpetual state of detachment in his own life and community. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 #olivesenior writes these stories with a deliberateness to bring to life her experience of such societal conceptions as sexism, classism, familial abuse and racial prejudices as it tried to find its path after colonization. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 Thanks @mawenzihouse for sending this our way for review. Link to blog in bio!!!#jamaicasliteraryheritage #jamdownlit #islandreads #cariblit #caribbeanreads #canlit #wocauthors #herbooksmarchtoo #booklove #bibliophile #ilovetoread #bookstagram. Image from www.mawenzihouse.com
  • #olivesenior has written a collection of stories that trace the legacies left behind in a country finding its feet while still under colonial rule through to independence. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 Stories such as the titular #arrivalofthesnakewoman examines a rural community as it comes to terms with the changes washing over not just the rest of the country, but their own small isolated village. The arrival of an Indian woman reveals to Ishmael, our narrator, the prejudices that run deep in his village, of the unfamiliar and unknown; #theviewfromtheterrace examines the life of Mr. Barton as he tries to understand why a woman would move to a steep hillside to build a home. Through his memories, we witness his drive for upward social mobility and respect, at the expense of his relationships with his children and his final realization that he has allowed himself to exist in a perpetual state of detachment in his own life and community. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 #olivesenior writes these stories with a deliberateness to bring to life her experience of such societal conceptions as sexism, classism, familial abuse and racial prejudices as it tried to find its path after colonization. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 Thanks @mawenzihouse for sending this our way for review. Link to blog in bio!!!#jamaicasliteraryheritage #jamdownlit #islandreads #cariblit #caribbeanreads #canlit #wocauthors #herbooksmarchtoo #booklove #bibliophile #ilovetoread #bookstagram. Image from www.mawenzihouse.com
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  • 2treads - Tee Hewitt (Toronto)🇯🇲🇚🇊 @2treads 2 weeks ago
  • "My mother is home. My sisters are home. You make me remember my bones."-Chantal
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I fell for #americanstreet from the very first chapter. Fabiola's voice swells with such emotion, as she recounts her arrival, separation and eventual adjustment to life without her mother. Credit to #robinmiles who has such a great voice. A voice that pulls you under and does not let you up til the last word.
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The above quote embodies for me, Fabiola's experiences in Detroit. Her manman is her harbour, her anchor, her home. And even as she acclimatizes to her new life, through her thoughts and focus on her mother and her teachings, she retains her bond to her roots. Ascribing characteristics of her guardian spirits(Lwas/Loas) to the people closest to her speaks to her unbroken connection with her rituals and beliefs.
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But as Fabiola starts to carve a place out for herself, she is approached with a proposition that might be too tempting to resist and will jeopardize what she has come to know and love. A story of finding yourself while still staying true to oneself and one's heritage.
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#AmericanStreet at its heart is a family's coming of age story- a story of lives intersecting and entwining to create a new, at times dangerous dynamic. I loved how each character that impacted Fabiola had a chance of vocalizing their truth. @ibizoboi has given us a story that will resonate with anyone that has ever come to a new country with a culture not their own.
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There is a duality all immigrants exist within, embracing their new home and way of life, as well as embodying the freedom and reverence for the home and culture that molded you.
@harpercollins #harperaudio #audiobooksarebooks #booklove #bibliophile #ilovetoread #bookstagram #blackwomenwrite blackwomenauthors #CaribbeanReads #cariblit #haitianlit #islandreads @torontolibrary "My mother is home. My sisters are home. You make me remember my bones."-Chantal 🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵 I fell for #americanstreet from the very first chapter. Fabiola's voice swells with such emotion, as she recounts her arrival, separation and eventual adjustment to life without her mother. Credit to #robinmiles who has such a great voice. A voice that pulls you under and does not let you up til the last word. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 The above quote embodies for me, Fabiola's experiences in Detroit. Her manman is her harbour, her anchor, her home. And even as she acclimatizes to her new life, through her thoughts and focus on her mother and her teachings, she retains her bond to her roots. Ascribing characteristics of her guardian spirits(Lwas/Loas) to the people closest to her speaks to her unbroken connection with her rituals and beliefs. 🌌🌌🌌🌌🌌 But as Fabiola starts to carve a place out for herself, she is approached with a proposition that might be too tempting to resist and will jeopardize what she has come to know and love. A story of finding yourself while still staying true to oneself and one's heritage. 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺 #americanstreet at its heart is a family's coming of age story- a story of lives intersecting and entwining to create a new, at times dangerous dynamic. I loved how each character that impacted Fabiola had a chance of vocalizing their truth. @ibizoboi has given us a story that will resonate with anyone that has ever come to a new country with a culture not their own. 🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂 There is a duality all immigrants exist within, embracing their new home and way of life, as well as embodying the freedom and reverence for the home and culture that molded you. @harpercollins #harperaudio #audiobooksarebooks #booklove #bibliophile #ilovetoread #bookstagram #blackwomenwrite blackwomenauthors #caribbeanreads #cariblit #haitianlit #islandreads @torontolibrary
  • "My mother is home. My sisters are home. You make me remember my bones."-Chantal 🏵🏵🏵🏵🏵 I fell for #americanstreet from the very first chapter. Fabiola's voice swells with such emotion, as she recounts her arrival, separation and eventual adjustment to life without her mother. Credit to #robinmiles who has such a great voice. A voice that pulls you under and does not let you up til the last word. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 The above quote embodies for me, Fabiola's experiences in Detroit. Her manman is her harbour, her anchor, her home. And even as she acclimatizes to her new life, through her thoughts and focus on her mother and her teachings, she retains her bond to her roots. Ascribing characteristics of her guardian spirits(Lwas/Loas) to the people closest to her speaks to her unbroken connection with her rituals and beliefs. 🌌🌌🌌🌌🌌 But as Fabiola starts to carve a place out for herself, she is approached with a proposition that might be too tempting to resist and will jeopardize what she has come to know and love. A story of finding yourself while still staying true to oneself and one's heritage. 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺 #americanstreet at its heart is a family's coming of age story- a story of lives intersecting and entwining to create a new, at times dangerous dynamic. I loved how each character that impacted Fabiola had a chance of vocalizing their truth. @ibizoboi has given us a story that will resonate with anyone that has ever come to a new country with a culture not their own. 🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂 There is a duality all immigrants exist within, embracing their new home and way of life, as well as embodying the freedom and reverence for the home and culture that molded you. @harpercollins #harperaudio #audiobooksarebooks #booklove #bibliophile #ilovetoread #bookstagram #blackwomenwrite blackwomenauthors #caribbeanreads #cariblit #haitianlit #islandreads @torontolibrary
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  • 2treads - Tee Hewitt (Toronto)🇯🇲🇚🇊 @2treads 1 month ago
  • 'Their own words reveal who belongs on what side'-the Generalissimo. 
A quote that points to one of the many things that lead to division among us, when at the root, we are all the same.
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@edwidgedanticat gives us an affecting fictive account of a period of violence in Hispaniola's history in #thefarmingofbones.
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Amabel has a good life working in Don Ignacio's household where she has a bond with Señora Valencia. After delivering the señora's twin babies, a series of connected and unconnected events begin. Amabel's lover Sebastien loses his friend and the festering mistrust and dislike of Haitians and persons of Haitian descent is revealed.
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Amabel slowly comes to the awareness that in order to survive she will have to undertake the dangerous course of crossing back into Haiti. Yves joins her on this journey, and together they meet and lose fellow refugees and learn the horror of what they had seen and endured. Once back in Haiti, Amabel makes a life for herself in the compound of Yves' mother and for a long time held the hope of being reunited with Sebastien.
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I love the lyrical way Danticat depicts Amabel and Sebastien's relationship, the depth of love and respect we see that Amabel has for her parents through her recollections. The title as well is full of meaning with respect to the treatment and use of a group of people. @edwidgedanticat has taken a dark piece of shared history and woven a story that is piercing, deep, and affecting.
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@sohopress @torontolibrary #CaribbeanReads #cariblit #caribbeanheritagemonth #haitianlit #islandreads #booklove #bookstagram #bibliophile 'Their own words reveal who belongs on what side'-the Generalissimo. A quote that points to one of the many things that lead to division among us, when at the root, we are all the same. 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 @edwidgedanticat gives us an affecting fictive account of a period of violence in Hispaniola's history in #thefarmingofbones. 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 Amabel has a good life working in Don Ignacio's household where she has a bond with Señora Valencia. After delivering the señora's twin babies, a series of connected and unconnected events begin. Amabel's lover Sebastien loses his friend and the festering mistrust and dislike of Haitians and persons of Haitian descent is revealed. 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 Amabel slowly comes to the awareness that in order to survive she will have to undertake the dangerous course of crossing back into Haiti. Yves joins her on this journey, and together they meet and lose fellow refugees and learn the horror of what they had seen and endured. Once back in Haiti, Amabel makes a life for herself in the compound of Yves' mother and for a long time held the hope of being reunited with Sebastien. 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 I love the lyrical way Danticat depicts Amabel and Sebastien's relationship, the depth of love and respect we see that Amabel has for her parents through her recollections. The title as well is full of meaning with respect to the treatment and use of a group of people. @edwidgedanticat has taken a dark piece of shared history and woven a story that is piercing, deep, and affecting. 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🎇 @sohopress @torontolibrary #caribbeanreads #cariblit #caribbeanheritagemonth #haitianlit #islandreads #booklove #bookstagram #bibliophile
  • 'Their own words reveal who belongs on what side'-the Generalissimo. A quote that points to one of the many things that lead to division among us, when at the root, we are all the same. 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 @edwidgedanticat gives us an affecting fictive account of a period of violence in Hispaniola's history in #thefarmingofbones. 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 Amabel has a good life working in Don Ignacio's household where she has a bond with Señora Valencia. After delivering the señora's twin babies, a series of connected and unconnected events begin. Amabel's lover Sebastien loses his friend and the festering mistrust and dislike of Haitians and persons of Haitian descent is revealed. 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 Amabel slowly comes to the awareness that in order to survive she will have to undertake the dangerous course of crossing back into Haiti. Yves joins her on this journey, and together they meet and lose fellow refugees and learn the horror of what they had seen and endured. Once back in Haiti, Amabel makes a life for herself in the compound of Yves' mother and for a long time held the hope of being reunited with Sebastien. 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹 I love the lyrical way Danticat depicts Amabel and Sebastien's relationship, the depth of love and respect we see that Amabel has for her parents through her recollections. The title as well is full of meaning with respect to the treatment and use of a group of people. @edwidgedanticat has taken a dark piece of shared history and woven a story that is piercing, deep, and affecting. 🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🎇 @sohopress @torontolibrary #caribbeanreads #cariblit #caribbeanheritagemonth #haitianlit #islandreads #booklove #bookstagram #bibliophile
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  • 2treads - Tee Hewitt (Toronto)🇯🇲🇚🇊 @2treads 1 month ago
  • "-Memba dis, nobody love a black girl, not even herself"- Delores
This quote is just one of the many powerful exchanges in this story and hit us like a ton of bricks, because we've seen the damage that can come from the devaluing of the beauty of black skin.
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What can we say barring impactful, poignant and consuming. The themes dealt with in #HereComesTheSun by @ndennisbenn are a reality that we are familiar with in our country. It is a real, raw look into the shortcomings, deviance and rot at the core of families and society.
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@ndennisbenn tackles classism, sexism, colourism, sexuality, intolerance of homosexuality and sexual abuse.
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Delores was sexually abused resulting in her becoming pregnant with Margot, who is then molested by her uncle and other men with Delores' knowledge. She then molds it to be used to further her advancement and the educational furtherance of her younger sister, Thandi, who has also been sexually abused. We are taken through each woman's view of their body or the body of others and how it can be used to achieve a higher financial stability to escape their poor standard of living.
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It was difficult to like Delores and Margot, though it was obvious the damage each was trying to overcome and the resulting damage done to their relationship with Thandie and the path she took was inevitable. @ndennisbenn deals with themes that still exist in the Jamaican culture and society and the diaspora at large. We loved this story and it is a phenomenal debut novel and will stand the test of time.
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#CaribbeanReads #caribbeanheritagemonth @torontolibrary @w.w.norton #liverrightpublishing #highbridgeaudio #cariblit #jamaicanlit #lgbtqia
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Go get this and read it. "-Memba dis, nobody love a black girl, not even herself"- Delores This quote is just one of the many powerful exchanges in this story and hit us like a ton of bricks, because we've seen the damage that can come from the devaluing of the beauty of black skin. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 What can we say barring impactful, poignant and consuming. The themes dealt with in #herecomesthesun by @ndennisbenn are a reality that we are familiar with in our country. It is a real, raw look into the shortcomings, deviance and rot at the core of families and society. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 @ndennisbenn tackles classism, sexism, colourism, sexuality, intolerance of homosexuality and sexual abuse. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 Delores was sexually abused resulting in her becoming pregnant with Margot, who is then molested by her uncle and other men with Delores' knowledge. She then molds it to be used to further her advancement and the educational furtherance of her younger sister, Thandi, who has also been sexually abused. We are taken through each woman's view of their body or the body of others and how it can be used to achieve a higher financial stability to escape their poor standard of living. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 It was difficult to like Delores and Margot, though it was obvious the damage each was trying to overcome and the resulting damage done to their relationship with Thandie and the path she took was inevitable. @ndennisbenn deals with themes that still exist in the Jamaican culture and society and the diaspora at large. We loved this story and it is a phenomenal debut novel and will stand the test of time. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 #caribbeanreads #caribbeanheritagemonth @torontolibrary @w.w.norton #liverrightpublishing #highbridgeaudio #cariblit #jamaicanlit #lgbtqia 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 Go get this and read it.
  • "-Memba dis, nobody love a black girl, not even herself"- Delores This quote is just one of the many powerful exchanges in this story and hit us like a ton of bricks, because we've seen the damage that can come from the devaluing of the beauty of black skin. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 What can we say barring impactful, poignant and consuming. The themes dealt with in #herecomesthesun by @ndennisbenn are a reality that we are familiar with in our country. It is a real, raw look into the shortcomings, deviance and rot at the core of families and society. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 @ndennisbenn tackles classism, sexism, colourism, sexuality, intolerance of homosexuality and sexual abuse. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 Delores was sexually abused resulting in her becoming pregnant with Margot, who is then molested by her uncle and other men with Delores' knowledge. She then molds it to be used to further her advancement and the educational furtherance of her younger sister, Thandi, who has also been sexually abused. We are taken through each woman's view of their body or the body of others and how it can be used to achieve a higher financial stability to escape their poor standard of living. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 It was difficult to like Delores and Margot, though it was obvious the damage each was trying to overcome and the resulting damage done to their relationship with Thandie and the path she took was inevitable. @ndennisbenn deals with themes that still exist in the Jamaican culture and society and the diaspora at large. We loved this story and it is a phenomenal debut novel and will stand the test of time. 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 #caribbeanreads #caribbeanheritagemonth @torontolibrary @w.w.norton #liverrightpublishing #highbridgeaudio #cariblit #jamaicanlit #lgbtqia 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 Go get this and read it.
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  • msbjpeart - Brenda J. Peart @msbjpeart 2 months ago
  • #readcaribbean  from @2treads -  So before we leave you for 🇯🇲, I'll post my thoughts on #theblackgod'sdrums by #pdjeliclark. It was quite the read. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞
I loved the female characters, they were strong, smart, witty and self-possessed. The incorporation of our culture and the use of two very revered Orishas was spectacular.
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Clark wastes no time in setting up the intrigue and plotline. Jacqueline(Creeper), precocious street urchin longs for adventure on an airship. A chance encounter gifts her just such an opportunity and she uses it to meet Captain Ann-Marie of The Midnight Robber. A rogue faction of the confederacy wants to reignite the war and remake New Orleans using a very dangerous weapon, the Black God's Drum.
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Creeper must now join forces with the captain, two of her trusted officers, Sisters Agnes and Eunice and Féral to spoil the Johnny Boys' plan. But when Shango's Thunder is unleashed, Creeper must now turn to Oya for salvation.
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This story is gripping with a cast that is fascinating and compelling. And though I knew it was a short story, I did not want it to end. @tomdohertyassociates @torontolibrary #caribbeanreads #cariblit #readcaribbean #trinilit #bookstagram #booklove #bibliophile
🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 #ConnectingtheDotsacrosstheDiaspora - #regrann #readcaribbean from @2treads - So before we leave you for 🇯🇲, I'll post my thoughts on #theblackgod'sdrums by #pdjeliclark. It was quite the read. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 I loved the female characters, they were strong, smart, witty and self-possessed. The incorporation of our culture and the use of two very revered Orishas was spectacular. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 Clark wastes no time in setting up the intrigue and plotline. Jacqueline(Creeper), precocious street urchin longs for adventure on an airship. A chance encounter gifts her just such an opportunity and she uses it to meet Captain Ann-Marie of The Midnight Robber. A rogue faction of the confederacy wants to reignite the war and remake New Orleans using a very dangerous weapon, the Black God's Drum. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 Creeper must now join forces with the captain, two of her trusted officers, Sisters Agnes and Eunice and Féral to spoil the Johnny Boys' plan. But when Shango's Thunder is unleashed, Creeper must now turn to Oya for salvation. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 This story is gripping with a cast that is fascinating and compelling. And though I knew it was a short story, I did not want it to end. @tomdohertyassociates @torontolibrary #caribbeanreads #cariblit #readcaribbean #trinilit #bookstagram #booklove #bibliophile 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 #connectingthedotsacrossthediaspora - #regrann
  • #readcaribbean from @2treads - So before we leave you for 🇯🇲, I'll post my thoughts on #theblackgod'sdrums by #pdjeliclark. It was quite the read. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 I loved the female characters, they were strong, smart, witty and self-possessed. The incorporation of our culture and the use of two very revered Orishas was spectacular. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 Clark wastes no time in setting up the intrigue and plotline. Jacqueline(Creeper), precocious street urchin longs for adventure on an airship. A chance encounter gifts her just such an opportunity and she uses it to meet Captain Ann-Marie of The Midnight Robber. A rogue faction of the confederacy wants to reignite the war and remake New Orleans using a very dangerous weapon, the Black God's Drum. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 Creeper must now join forces with the captain, two of her trusted officers, Sisters Agnes and Eunice and Féral to spoil the Johnny Boys' plan. But when Shango's Thunder is unleashed, Creeper must now turn to Oya for salvation. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 This story is gripping with a cast that is fascinating and compelling. And though I knew it was a short story, I did not want it to end. @tomdohertyassociates @torontolibrary #caribbeanreads #cariblit #readcaribbean #trinilit #bookstagram #booklove #bibliophile 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 #connectingthedotsacrossthediaspora - #regrann
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  • 2treads - Tee Hewitt (Toronto)🇯🇲🇚🇊 @2treads 2 months ago
  • So before we leave you for 🇯🇲, I'll post my thoughts on #theblackgod'sdrums by #pdjeliclark. It was quite the read. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞
I loved the female characters, they were strong, smart, witty and self-possessed. The incorporation of our culture and the use of two very revered Orishas was spectacular.
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Clark wastes no time in setting up the intrigue and plotline. Jacqueline(Creeper), precocious street urchin longs for adventure on an airship. A chance encounter gifts her just such an opportunity and she uses it to meet Captain Ann-Marie of The Midnight Robber. A rogue faction of the confederacy wants to reignite the war and remake New Orleans using a very dangerous weapon, the Black God's Drum.
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Creeper must now join forces with the captain, two of her trusted officers, Sisters Agnes and Eunice and Féral to spoil the Johnny Boys' plan. But when Shango's Thunder is unleashed, Creeper must now turn to Oya for salvation.
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This story is gripping with a cast that is fascinating and compelling. And though I knew it was a short story, I did not want it to end. @tomdohertyassociates @torontolibrary #caribbeanreads #cariblit #readcaribbean #trinilit #bookstagram #booklove #bibliophile #lgbtqiacharacters
🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 So before we leave you for 🇯🇲, I'll post my thoughts on #theblackgod'sdrums by #pdjeliclark. It was quite the read. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 I loved the female characters, they were strong, smart, witty and self-possessed. The incorporation of our culture and the use of two very revered Orishas was spectacular. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 Clark wastes no time in setting up the intrigue and plotline. Jacqueline(Creeper), precocious street urchin longs for adventure on an airship. A chance encounter gifts her just such an opportunity and she uses it to meet Captain Ann-Marie of The Midnight Robber. A rogue faction of the confederacy wants to reignite the war and remake New Orleans using a very dangerous weapon, the Black God's Drum. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 Creeper must now join forces with the captain, two of her trusted officers, Sisters Agnes and Eunice and Féral to spoil the Johnny Boys' plan. But when Shango's Thunder is unleashed, Creeper must now turn to Oya for salvation. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 This story is gripping with a cast that is fascinating and compelling. And though I knew it was a short story, I did not want it to end. @tomdohertyassociates @torontolibrary #caribbeanreads #cariblit #readcaribbean #trinilit #bookstagram #booklove #bibliophile #lgbtqiacharacters 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹
  • So before we leave you for 🇯🇲, I'll post my thoughts on #theblackgod'sdrums by #pdjeliclark. It was quite the read. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 I loved the female characters, they were strong, smart, witty and self-possessed. The incorporation of our culture and the use of two very revered Orishas was spectacular. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 Clark wastes no time in setting up the intrigue and plotline. Jacqueline(Creeper), precocious street urchin longs for adventure on an airship. A chance encounter gifts her just such an opportunity and she uses it to meet Captain Ann-Marie of The Midnight Robber. A rogue faction of the confederacy wants to reignite the war and remake New Orleans using a very dangerous weapon, the Black God's Drum. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 Creeper must now join forces with the captain, two of her trusted officers, Sisters Agnes and Eunice and Féral to spoil the Johnny Boys' plan. But when Shango's Thunder is unleashed, Creeper must now turn to Oya for salvation. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 This story is gripping with a cast that is fascinating and compelling. And though I knew it was a short story, I did not want it to end. @tomdohertyassociates @torontolibrary #caribbeanreads #cariblit #readcaribbean #trinilit #bookstagram #booklove #bibliophile #lgbtqiacharacters 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹
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  • 2treads - Tee Hewitt (Toronto)🇯🇲🇚🇊 @2treads 2 months ago
  • - And he sees now what Clyde has always seen-that, indeed, Peter is not one of us, that he is made of gold, pure gold- Father Kavanagh.
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1 down for #CaribbeanReads. #GoldenChild by @claireadamwriter was very well done. As a Caribbean girl, it was very easy to relate to the description of the community and island living. The complex relationships that arise from having a somewhat large, sometimes taxing family.
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Clyde and Joy have twin boys, Peter and Paul. Peter is brilliant and excels in school, Paul does not and this is attributed to difficulties at birth. This defines the foundation of his relationship and interactions with his parents and relatives. Nothing much is done however, to learn more about his disability and this made me a bit upset. All the resources are poured into Peter, leaving nothing for Paul.
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Jealousy and greed leads to a plot to kidnap Paul to collect money that Clyde has put aside for Peter's future. It is through these events we see the shortfalls that Clyde has made with Paul and his efforts made to get his son back. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹
The one thing I wish we had gotten is a bit more time spent on the fallout of the kidnapping. @penguinrandomhouse @torontolibrary #readcaribbean #cariblit #bookstagram #bibliophile #booklove #cariblove
4🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 - And he sees now what Clyde has always seen-that, indeed, Peter is not one of us, that he is made of gold, pure gold- Father Kavanagh. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 1 down for #caribbeanreads. #goldenchild by @claireadamwriter was very well done. As a Caribbean girl, it was very easy to relate to the description of the community and island living. The complex relationships that arise from having a somewhat large, sometimes taxing family. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 Clyde and Joy have twin boys, Peter and Paul. Peter is brilliant and excels in school, Paul does not and this is attributed to difficulties at birth. This defines the foundation of his relationship and interactions with his parents and relatives. Nothing much is done however, to learn more about his disability and this made me a bit upset. All the resources are poured into Peter, leaving nothing for Paul. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 Jealousy and greed leads to a plot to kidnap Paul to collect money that Clyde has put aside for Peter's future. It is through these events we see the shortfalls that Clyde has made with Paul and his efforts made to get his son back. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 The one thing I wish we had gotten is a bit more time spent on the fallout of the kidnapping. @penguinrandomhouse @torontolibrary #readcaribbean #cariblit #bookstagram #bibliophile #booklove #cariblove 4🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹
  • - And he sees now what Clyde has always seen-that, indeed, Peter is not one of us, that he is made of gold, pure gold- Father Kavanagh. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 1 down for #caribbeanreads. #goldenchild by @claireadamwriter was very well done. As a Caribbean girl, it was very easy to relate to the description of the community and island living. The complex relationships that arise from having a somewhat large, sometimes taxing family. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 Clyde and Joy have twin boys, Peter and Paul. Peter is brilliant and excels in school, Paul does not and this is attributed to difficulties at birth. This defines the foundation of his relationship and interactions with his parents and relatives. Nothing much is done however, to learn more about his disability and this made me a bit upset. All the resources are poured into Peter, leaving nothing for Paul. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 Jealousy and greed leads to a plot to kidnap Paul to collect money that Clyde has put aside for Peter's future. It is through these events we see the shortfalls that Clyde has made with Paul and his efforts made to get his son back. 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹 The one thing I wish we had gotten is a bit more time spent on the fallout of the kidnapping. @penguinrandomhouse @torontolibrary #readcaribbean #cariblit #bookstagram #bibliophile #booklove #cariblove 4🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹
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  • adfrntbooklist - A Different Booklist @adfrntbooklist 2 months ago
  • 📚✊🏿🏳‍🌈Looking for new #queer #CaribLit? @adfrntbooklist recommends Nicole Dennis-Benn's new novel "Patsy," which officially releases tomorrow!
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Concepción de León (@nytimes), notes from the outset of her latest review that this immigrant story, featuring vivid Jamaican characters, "defies conventions of motherhood and sexuality." Readers meet, in particular, Patsy and her daughter, True, whom Patsy leaves behind in their homeland, Jamaica, to start a new life in America. Both characters tell the story, wrought vividly according to their personal struggles to negotiate and affirm their subversive identities.
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De León includes excerpts of her interview with the author. On the development of the main character, Dennis-Benn elaborates: "As I started writing this immigrant story, I realized that this woman is not here to give back to her family. She’s here to be a new person [....] But in my imagination, I always thought, 'How about if I write a woman who feels that she couldn’t own that motherhood role?' "
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Dennis-Benn discusses too how she first conceived of daughter True: "I wanted to get into the psychology of this person who’s coming of age, coming into their own identity and questioning the abandonment. And also, too, an individual who is gender nonconforming. True doesn’t fit into this box of femininity, of womanhood, but has no guide, no one else who is actually like her."
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One aspect of the authenticity of the characters is the language that they use: Jamaican patois. Dennis-Benn, aware of her privileged position as an academic and published writer chooses to honour her native language and women's stories, which are often silenced: "We’re told in Jamaica not to use patois in public [....] So this was kind of a rebellious act. As an artist, I have that power to say, 'I’m going to put it back into my work to preserve it.' [...] Now, having this privilege to tell our stories, I’m telling the stories of my mother, my grandmother, the women around me and a society that was colonized, where we were taught to hate ourselves and the sound of our own voices."
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#Patsy, by @ndennisbenn, is AVAILABLE NOW at @adfrntbooklist - #ReadDifferently, #ReadProudly!📚 📚✊🏿🏳‍🌈Looking for new #queer #cariblit? @adfrntbooklist recommends Nicole Dennis-Benn's new novel "Patsy," which officially releases tomorrow! . Concepción de León (@nytimes), notes from the outset of her latest review that this immigrant story, featuring vivid Jamaican characters, "defies conventions of motherhood and sexuality." Readers meet, in particular, Patsy and her daughter, True, whom Patsy leaves behind in their homeland, Jamaica, to start a new life in America. Both characters tell the story, wrought vividly according to their personal struggles to negotiate and affirm their subversive identities. . De León includes excerpts of her interview with the author. On the development of the main character, Dennis-Benn elaborates: "As I started writing this immigrant story, I realized that this woman is not here to give back to her family. She’s here to be a new person [....] But in my imagination, I always thought, 'How about if I write a woman who feels that she couldn’t own that motherhood role?' " . Dennis-Benn discusses too how she first conceived of daughter True: "I wanted to get into the psychology of this person who’s coming of age, coming into their own identity and questioning the abandonment. And also, too, an individual who is gender nonconforming. True doesn’t fit into this box of femininity, of womanhood, but has no guide, no one else who is actually like her." . One aspect of the authenticity of the characters is the language that they use: Jamaican patois. Dennis-Benn, aware of her privileged position as an academic and published writer chooses to honour her native language and women's stories, which are often silenced: "We’re told in Jamaica not to use patois in public [....] So this was kind of a rebellious act. As an artist, I have that power to say, 'I’m going to put it back into my work to preserve it.' [...] Now, having this privilege to tell our stories, I’m telling the stories of my mother, my grandmother, the women around me and a society that was colonized, where we were taught to hate ourselves and the sound of our own voices." . #patsy, by @ndennisbenn, is AVAILABLE NOW at @adfrntbooklist - #readdifferently, #readproudly!📚
  • 📚✊🏿🏳‍🌈Looking for new #queer #cariblit? @adfrntbooklist recommends Nicole Dennis-Benn's new novel "Patsy," which officially releases tomorrow! . Concepción de León (@nytimes), notes from the outset of her latest review that this immigrant story, featuring vivid Jamaican characters, "defies conventions of motherhood and sexuality." Readers meet, in particular, Patsy and her daughter, True, whom Patsy leaves behind in their homeland, Jamaica, to start a new life in America. Both characters tell the story, wrought vividly according to their personal struggles to negotiate and affirm their subversive identities. . De León includes excerpts of her interview with the author. On the development of the main character, Dennis-Benn elaborates: "As I started writing this immigrant story, I realized that this woman is not here to give back to her family. She’s here to be a new person [....] But in my imagination, I always thought, 'How about if I write a woman who feels that she couldn’t own that motherhood role?' " . Dennis-Benn discusses too how she first conceived of daughter True: "I wanted to get into the psychology of this person who’s coming of age, coming into their own identity and questioning the abandonment. And also, too, an individual who is gender nonconforming. True doesn’t fit into this box of femininity, of womanhood, but has no guide, no one else who is actually like her." . One aspect of the authenticity of the characters is the language that they use: Jamaican patois. Dennis-Benn, aware of her privileged position as an academic and published writer chooses to honour her native language and women's stories, which are often silenced: "We’re told in Jamaica not to use patois in public [....] So this was kind of a rebellious act. As an artist, I have that power to say, 'I’m going to put it back into my work to preserve it.' [...] Now, having this privilege to tell our stories, I’m telling the stories of my mother, my grandmother, the women around me and a society that was colonized, where we were taught to hate ourselves and the sound of our own voices." . #patsy, by @ndennisbenn, is AVAILABLE NOW at @adfrntbooklist - #readdifferently, #readproudly!📚
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  • she.feels.soul - Yvonne🌻 @she.feels.soul 2 months ago
  • Yesterday was the beginning of the #ReadCaribbean book challenge created by a dope bookstagrammer @bookofcinz! I am jumping in on this one with back to back post! I love book challenges!  Posting Day 2 theme later!📚
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The Autobiography of My Mother is a novel by Antiguan-American author Jamaica Kincaid that was first published in 1996. It tells the story of Xuela Claudette Richardson, who lives on the island of Dominica. Half-Carib and half Scottish-African, she loses her mother to childbirth and is on her own from an early age. Following her journey from childhood, to school, to adulthood, the book follows her struggles, loves, and surroundings as she tries to find her way in a world without a mother.
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I read this book a few years ago! I loved it!!
If you love Carib lit...you need to read this book!
#bookchallenge
#Caribbeanliterature
#Cariblit
#readsoullit
#bookstagram
#mybook Yesterday was the beginning of the #readcaribbean book challenge created by a dope bookstagrammer @bookofcinz! I am jumping in on this one with back to back post! I love book challenges! Posting Day 2 theme later!📚 ——— The Autobiography of My Mother is a novel by Antiguan-American author Jamaica Kincaid that was first published in 1996. It tells the story of Xuela Claudette Richardson, who lives on the island of Dominica. Half-Carib and half Scottish-African, she loses her mother to childbirth and is on her own from an early age. Following her journey from childhood, to school, to adulthood, the book follows her struggles, loves, and surroundings as she tries to find her way in a world without a mother. ——— I read this book a few years ago! I loved it!! If you love Carib lit...you need to read this book! #bookchallenge #caribbeanliterature #cariblit #readsoullit #bookstagram #mybook
  • Yesterday was the beginning of the #readcaribbean book challenge created by a dope bookstagrammer @bookofcinz! I am jumping in on this one with back to back post! I love book challenges! Posting Day 2 theme later!📚 ——— The Autobiography of My Mother is a novel by Antiguan-American author Jamaica Kincaid that was first published in 1996. It tells the story of Xuela Claudette Richardson, who lives on the island of Dominica. Half-Carib and half Scottish-African, she loses her mother to childbirth and is on her own from an early age. Following her journey from childhood, to school, to adulthood, the book follows her struggles, loves, and surroundings as she tries to find her way in a world without a mother. ——— I read this book a few years ago! I loved it!! If you love Carib lit...you need to read this book! #bookchallenge #caribbeanliterature #cariblit #readsoullit #bookstagram #mybook
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