Tag Archives: Caribbean Fiction

The Seeds of a Brilliant Writer: A Review of Shani Mootoo’s Short Story Collection Out on Main Street

Shani Mootoo is one of my favourite writers, but despite having devoured almost all of her fiction, until recently I had yet to read her very first book, a collection of short stories called Out on Main Street that was … Continue reading

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Caribbean-Canadian Science Fiction: A Review of Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring

Many writers and other literary types have been concerned as of late with the idea of queering science fiction, fantasy, and other kinds of speculative fiction, which have an unfortunate but not entirely undeserved reputation of glorifying certain kinds of … Continue reading

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Dionne Brand’s In Another Place, Not Here: A Novel to Give Yourself Over to

For readers unaccustomed to the Black Caribbean vernacular that begins Dionne Brand’s 1996 novel In Another Place, Not Here—like me—there’s a bit of an initial hurdle to leap over to sink into this book.  But trust me, it’s worth it; … Continue reading

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