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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!

 

2023 Read Caribbean Releases

2023 Read Caribbean Releases

I know I say this every year but 2023 will be amazing year for persons who Read Caribbean. Some amazing debut Caribbean Authors will be hitting the shelves in 2023 and I am here to let you know about all of them! 2023 promises to be a big year for Read Caribbean...

River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer

River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer

Stunning, deeply-moving, affecting, and filled with hope! Eleanor Shearer’s debut novel is a testament to mother’s love, a redemptive story! River Sing Me Home is a sprawling debut novel set during the 1834s that takes us to Barbados, British Guiana (now Guyana) and...

FORTUNE by Amanda Smyth

FORTUNE by Amanda Smyth

YES YES YES YES YES!!!! This is what I call great storytelling!!! YESSSS!!!! Fortune is set in 1920S Trinidad and Tobago, during the oil boom, when oil was seen as the black gold. The book opens with Eddie Wade truck breaking down on his way to Port of Spain where he...

Hungry Ghosts by Kevin Jared Hosein

Hungry Ghosts by Kevin Jared Hosein

Atmospheric, immersive, un-put-down-able, truly impressive storytelling from a Caribbean voice you will want to hear from again…and again…. Hungry Ghosts opens with four boys doing a blood pact that will make them brothers for the rest of their lives. Do they...

The Islands by Dionne Irving

The Islands by Dionne Irving

Solid collection that explores Jamaicans living in Jamaica and around the world- well written and deeply insightful The Islands is a collection of ten short stories that explores immigration, classism, the effects of colonialism and Jamaicans trying to seek a...

The Island of Forgetting by Jasmine Sealy

The Island of Forgetting by Jasmine Sealy

Contemporary novel set in Barbados that centers a local family who owns a hotel… GIVE IT TO ME!The Island of Forgetting is Jasmine Sealy’s debut novel and what am stunning debut this is! The novel starts out in Barbados in the 1960s and goes until the early...