6 Caribbean books you should read at least once in your lifetime

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Nduta Waweru (Face2FaceAfrica) writes: “The Caribbean has one of the richest histories in the world. Many authors have captured this history in literature to showcase the joy and trepidation of life in the region. Most of these books have earned awards and propelled authors to international fame.”

Waweru lists the following books, with brief descriptions and book cover images [I added the countries below].

Smile Orange, Trevor Rhone (Jamaica)
In the Castle of my Skin, George Lamming (Barbados)
Segu, Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe)
The Schoolmaster, Earl Lovelace (Trinidad and Tobago)
The Farming of Bones, Edwidge Danticat (Haiti/U.S)
Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid (Antigua)

[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] For original article, see https://face2faceafrica.com/article/6-caribbean-books-you-should-read-at-least-once-in-your-lifetime

[Photo above: Kyle Pearce/Flickr]

One thought on “6 Caribbean books you should read at least once in your lifetime

  1. Thanks for this list. I missed seeing it. I’ve only read Conde, Kincaid and a little of Danticat.

    Danticat’s husband writes Afrofuturistic novels, by the way.

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