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  • Tea By The Sea by Donna Hemans

    Tea By The Sea is Donna Hemans new novel about grief, abandonment and agency. The story opens up in Jamaica, we meet a young man, Lenworth and a new born baby girl looking for a specific house in remote town outside of the second city- Montego Bay. Lenworth doesn’t know how to navigate this new […]

  • May-July 2019: Why Caribbean Women?

    As part of the #ReadCaribbean challenge I wanted to take the next months to highlight books written by women of colour who are from Caribbean heritage. For the next three months at BookOfCinz Book Club we will be reading debut novels by women of Jamaican heritage. They include: May: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams June: Here […]

  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

    I could not wait to get my hands on a copy of Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams mainly because the main character is a Jamaican. I was also drawn to this book because it is being dubbed as “Bridget Jones meets Americanah” and while I see why that is the case, in some (most) instances I […]

  • Augustown by Kei Miller

    For here is the truth; each day contains much more than its own hours, or minutes, or seconds. In fact, it would be no exaggeration to say that every day contains all of history. Augustown is the first book I have read by Kei Miller and I am in awe of this man’s writing. Released […]

  • January 2019: Why Dew Angels by Melanie Schwapp

    Dew Angels by Melanie Schwapp is the first book we will be reading for BookofCinz Book Club. After a resounding YES from my bookish community, I decided to launch a book club that meets online and in person monthly. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday January 30th, we will be talking all things Dew […]

  • Pain Tree by Olive Senior

    My friend Malene loan me her copy of  Pain Tree by Olive Senior. I had attended a book event earlier in the year and Malene read from one of the stories in “Pain Tree”. Just from the excerpt she read, I was utterly enthralled with Senior’s writing. I cannot believe it took me so long […]

  • Thicker Than Water: New Writing From The Caribbean

    Thicker Than Water:New Writing From The Caribbean is a collection of memoirs, essays, stories and poems by Caribbean Writers. Some of the writers in this collection I was already familiar with, others I was excited to hear from. The collection is edited by Funso Aiyejina and he did an amazing job of curating this strong, […]

  • So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Pacific

    So Many Islands:Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Pacific edited by Nicholas Laughlin is a collection of short stories, poems, essays from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Pacific. When I heard about this collection of stories, I instantly gravitated to the idea of different island people coming together to speak their truth in […]