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Country woman, poetry acolyte and duppy conqueror, versed in fiction and claat. Lived abroad yet settled at home in Jamaica, in the shark's mouth. Focused on the union of aesthetic and ethics (see Toni Morrison), I am primarily interested in writers who are stylistically daring and politically acute.


Some recent favourites:


The Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza translated by Suzanne Levin & Aviva Kana

Love, Anger, Madness by Marie Vieux-Chavet translated by Rose-Myriam Rejouis & Val Vinokur

I, Tituba by Maryse Condé translated by Richard Philcox

The Pain Tree and Other Stories by Olive Senior

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

in nearby bushes by Kei Miller

Hardly Children by Laura Adamczyk

Four Souls by Louise Erdrich


Some overall favourites:


Swann's Way by Marcel Proust translated by Lydia Davis (Why didn't she translate it all? :'|)

Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges translated by Mildred Boyer and Harold Morland

Everything by Olive Senior, even what I haven't read yet

Selected Poems by Lorna Goodison

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Goldberg: Variations by Gabriel Josipovici

Windward Heights by Maryse Condé translated by Richard Philcox

The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead



When I'm not reading (or on bookstagram) I'm at sea, art exhibitions, and concerts nestled in hill sides.


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Akilah White

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