A post by Peter Jordens.
Five books by authors with Caribbean roots are on the list of “12 Essential Books Celebrating Women Writers of the African Diaspora” selected by Signature Reads. They are: Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (Persephone Press, 1982), Tiphanie Yanique’s Land of Love and Drowning (Riverhead Books, 2015), Safiya Sinclair’s Cannibal (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), Zinzi Clemmons’ What We Lose (Viking, 2017), and Yrsa Daley-Ward’s Bone (Penguin, 2017).
12 Essential Books Celebrating Women Writers of the African Diaspora
Dianca Potts, Signature Reads, October 6, 2017
Audre Lorde (1934-1992): born in the USA to parents from Carriacou and Barbados
Tiphanie Yanique: born in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, lives in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Safiya Sinclair: born in Jamaica, lives in the USA.
Zinzi Clemmons: born in the USA to a South African mother and Trinidadian father.
Yrsa Daley-Ward: born in England to a Jamaican mother and Nigerian father.