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 better life in the diaspora. Truly this was a great collection, majority of them I absolutely loved, including:

Shopgirl we read of a young girl who spends majority of her time in her family’s shop serving persons from “the Islands” who miss a taste of home. I loved how truly real this felt, especially because it is from a teenagers’ perspective who cannot relate to their parents and visitors to the shop who miss home.

The others I enjoyed are:
The Gifts
An American Idea of Fun

Overall, this is truly a great collection of short stories.

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Hello, I am Cindy, a Jamaican girl living in Trinidad & Tobago who is thoroughly enjoying island life. I started the BookOfCinz platform to encourage people to Read, read More, read Widely, and Read Caribbean.

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