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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 2021 being our third year, we want to make a bigger impact. Currently we have 60 Caribbean Bookstagrammers who will be advocating for reading Caribbean all of June. There is a Caribbean Author panel discussion happening every Sunday afternoon and Instagram challenges. 2021 promises to be an amazing year for #ReadCaribbean

Tea By The Sea by Donna Hemans

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...

Overview of Read Caribbean

Overview of Read Caribbean

Historical Overview June is recognized as Caribbean Heritage Month to celebrate in the Literary Space I thought it would be great to launch the Read Caribbean initiative. This will be the second year of using June to as the month where we Read Caribbean. The...

May-July 2019: Why Caribbean Women?

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....

Behind the Caribbean Bookstagrammer

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...

#ReadCaribbean Challenge

#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...