Book Review: Fish Soup by Margarita García Robayo

August is Women in Translation Month, and a good opportunity to explore some new territory. I am one who shies away from reading Latinx authors translated into English, but it’s so hard to get affordable copies in original version in Dallas that I threw the towel and got “Fish Soup” by Margarita García Robayo from my local library. This is actually a collection of two … Continue reading Book Review: Fish Soup by Margarita García Robayo

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