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  • Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat

    Edwidge Danticat is the queen of short stories and she proves this again with her recently published Everything Inside. Everything Inside is a strong collection of stories filled with complex characters, all dealing with major issues, trying to navigate life with Haiti being sometimes at the center of the narrative. I am such a fan […]

  • The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull

    And they didn’t invade. They arrived… Cadwell Turnbull’s debut novel The Lesson  is unlike anything I have ever read before and I cannot stop talking about it and I didn’t want it to end. Set on the U.S. Virgin Islands, we meet the members of the community of Charlotte Amalie-like most Islanders, they are pretty […]

  • Behind the Caribbean Bookstagrammer

    June is recognized as Caribbean Heritage Month to celebrate I teamed up with some Caribbean Bookstagrammers to launch the #ReadCaribbean Challenge. The main goal of this challenge is to create awareness and educate persons on Caribbean Literature and Authors from the Caribbean or Caribbean Heritage. Here is your chance to meet and follow some Caribbean […]

  • #ReadCaribbean Challenge

    June is recognized as Caribbean Heritage Month to celebrate I teamed up with some Caribbean Bookstagrammers to launch the #ReadCaribbean Challenge. The main goal of this challenge is to create awareness and educate persons on Caribbean Literature and Authors from the Caribbean or Caribbean Heritage.  I started BookOfCinz with the mission of encouraging people to: […]

  • April 2019: Why An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

    An Untamed State by Roxane Gay is the fourth book we will be reading for BookofCinz Book Club. I read this book back in January 2016 and I remember finishing the book and feeling so raw. The book is set in Haiti and explores the kidnapping of the protagonist. There are so many themes that […]

  • 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 […]

  • Golden Child by Claire Adam

    “It was a mistake to expect anything from anyone; to behave as if anyone owed him anything; the truth of the matter is that anyone-friend, family, anyone- can betray you at any time, and you must be permanently on your guard.” I received an advanced reader copy of Claire Adam’s “Golden Child” from the amazing […]

  • How To Love A Jamaican

     “There is a way to be cruel that seems Jamaican to me.” The first time I heard of this book “How To Love A Jamaican” I laughed at the title because as a Jamaican, I am still trying to figure that out. This debut novel by Alexia Arthur perfectly captures the various nuances of the […]

  • 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 […]