Book Review: Land-Water-Sky / Ndè-Ti-Yat’a

This is the story of a magical island in the Northwest Territories of Canada, and the eternal fight between the beast-like shapeshifter that inhabits it, and the good spirits that protect it; those spirits of Land, Water and Sky. It is divided in several chapters that takes us from immemorial times to date, and though the seem like interconnected short stories, in the end the … Continue reading Book Review: Land-Water-Sky / Ndè-Ti-Yat’a

Frying Plantain or Growing Up Jamaican in Canada

I have a confession to make. I rarely pick up Caribbean authors. I don’t know of many besides VS Naipaul, who is controversial at best. But it all starts by acknowledging our shortcomings, and I jumped on the latest bookstagram hype and bought a copy of Frying Plantain by Zalike Reid-Benta. This is the story of a young girl, daughter of Jamaican immigrants, growing up … Continue reading Frying Plantain or Growing Up Jamaican in Canada