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Read Caribbean

Read Caribbean

The month of June is celebrated as Caribbean Heritage Month and it is a month where we encourage people to Read Caribbean. In 2019 I started the calling June Read Caribbean month to tie in with the Heritage month celebrations. This initiative was started to create awareness for Caribbean Literature, Caribbean Authors and Authors from Caribbean Heritage. There needs to be a space for Caribbean Writers and Literature because our voice is so uniquely ours.

The aim of the Read Caribbean month is to encourage persons to:

  • Read books by Caribbean Nationals/ persons of Caribbean heritage
  • Books about the Caribbean
  • Books set in the Caribbean

With 2022 being our fourth year, we want to make a bigger impact. Currently we have Caribbean Bookstagrammers who will be advocating for reading Caribbean all of June. 2022 promises to be an amazing year for #ReadCaribbean. Be sure to follow the hashtag #ReadCaribbean on Instagram to see all that we get up to!

 

Bread The Devil Knead by Lisa Allen-Agostini

Bread The Devil Knead by Lisa Allen-Agostini

I decided to choose this book to kick start BookOfCinz Book Club for 2022. The first time I read it, I was a little underwhelmed but in re-reading it I was so moved by the themes explored- particularly that of friendship. Lisa Allen-Agostini writes a friendship like...

When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

Atmospheric, gripping, immersive and tender- When We Were Birds is a a debut novel you will not be able to shake. Set in Port Angeles, a fictional place with the stark resemblance to Port of Spain, we meet Darwin who leaves the countryside behind to start a new life...

People Person by Candice Carty-Williams

People Person by Candice Carty-Williams

The only reference I will make to Queenie in this review is that I will not be comparing this book to Queenie. I see a lot of reviews have done that, but I’ve decided not to because… it’s an entirely different book and I will treat it as such. You are a people person...

What A Mother’s Love Don’t Teach You

What A Mother’s Love Don’t Teach You

An engaging story that you will want to know the ending! What A Mother’s Love Don’t Teach You is Sharma Taylor’d debut novel that explores regret, motherhood, love, violence, and trust. We meet Dinah who gave away her baby to a couple she was working for. In giving up...

2022 Read Caribbean Releases

2022 Read Caribbean Releases

Some amazing debut Caribbean Authors will be hitting the shelves in 2022 and I am here to let you know about all of them! 2022 promises to be a big year for Read Caribbean releases, I for one am excited! I am really excited to hear more from debut Caribbean authors as...

Caribbean Book Clubs to join!

Caribbean Book Clubs to join!

One way you can celebrate Read Caribbean is by reading and joining a Caribbean based book club. We have a diverse collection of Book Clubs based here in the Caribbean, majority of them will be reading a #ReadCaribbean selection this month. Here is a list Caribbean...