Book Review: The Roar of the Morning by Tip Muragg

The Roar of Morning by Tip Muragg takes us for a ride through the island of Curaçao. It’s a sleepless night, and a man drinking both Dutch beer and whisky looks back at his life, and tumultuous events in the South American Continent. I was so surprised to find a novel written in Dutch, about a former Dutch colony to be so Latin-American in flavor. … Continue reading Book Review: The Roar of the Morning by Tip Muragg

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