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Modern Caribbean Fiction: Power, Disaster & Rebirth

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

On Demand (Virtual)

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In her debut How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House: A Novel, Cherie S.A. Jones (Barbados) tells a story of four people in Barbados, each with their own tale of violence – as victims or perpetrators – who are desperate to escape their legacy of bloodshed in a so-called “paradise.” Myriam J. A. Chancy’s (Haiti) What Storm, What Thunder: A Novel recounts the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, delivering both a haunting record of heartbreaking trauma and a testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit. In Hurricane Summer: A Novel, Asha Bromfield’s (Jamaica) debut follows Tilla, a young woman with an often-absent Jamaican father. A family trip to the island might be a chance to discover what life in Jamaica has always held for him. But as she learns about the dark secrets that lie beyond the veil of paradise, there is also a hurricane approaching. Moderated by author M.J. Fievre, ReadCaribbean coordinator. In English.

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Sunday, November 21, 2021
12:00 pm
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Myriam J. A. Chancy