New Book: “Pepperpot—Best New Stories from the Caribbean”


Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean is the inaugural publication of Peekash Press, a joint imprint of Caribbean literature by Akashic Books (Brooklyn, NY, USA) and Peepal Tree Press (Leeds, UK). With a preface by Jamaican-born writer Olive Senior, Pepperpot (published in April 2014) is “a pan-Caribbean anthology of original short stories culled from the very best entries to the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.”

Description: In collaboration with the Commonwealth Writers, the British Council, the Kingston Book Festival, and CaribLit, Akashic and Peepal Tree — already recognized as publishers of high-quality Caribbean literature — further their commitment to writers from the region with this exciting new imprint. Pepperpot gathers the very best Caribbean entries to the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, including a mix of established and up-and-coming writers from islands throughout the Caribbean.

The volume features short fiction by: Sharon Millar (Trinidad and Tobago), Dwight Thompson (Jamaica), Kevin Baldeosingh, (Trinidad and Tobago), Ivory Kelly (Belize), Barbara Jenkins (Trinidad and Tobago), Sharon Leach (Jamaica), Joanne C. Hillhouse (Antigua and Barbuda), Ezekel Alan (Jamaica), Heather Barker (Barbados), Janice Lynn Mather (Bahamas), Kimmisha Thomas (Jamaica), Kevin Jared Hosein (Trinidad and Tobago), and Garfield Ellis (Jamaica).

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