There are some exceptionally talented Caribbean authors with new books releasing in 2022. If you love reading, and especially Caribbean literature, you’re going to want to mark 2022 on your calendar. Here at BiblioLifestyle, we wanted to share with you some of the books we’re most excited about by Caribbean writers. So without further ado, let’s get into it!
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Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Two estranged siblings delve into their mother’s hidden past–and how it all connects to her traditional Caribbean black cake.
Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James
Both a brilliant narrative device–seeing the story told in Black Leopard, Red Wolf from the perspective of an adversary and a woman–as well as a fascinating battle between different versions of empire, Moon Witch, Spider King delves into Sogolon’s world as she fights to tell her own story. Part adventure tale, part chronicle of an indomitable woman who bows to no man, it is a fascinating novel that explores power, personality, and the places where they overlap.
Hurricane Watch by Olive Senior
Hurricane Watch: New and Collected Poems brings together Jamaican Poet Laureate Olive Senior’s first four books of poetry alongside a new collection. Senior’s poems are delicate, formally playful, and always finely observed, whether responding to Jamaican birdlife, the larger natural world, or the traces of a complicated historical inheritance. Often, and always surprisingly, her poems’ brilliant descriptions and vivid, gripping narratives open out into ecological reflections, politics, and culture in original, surprising, and sensuous ways.
When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
The Island of Forgetting by Jasmine Sealy
The Island of Forgetting is an intimate saga spanning four generations of one family who run a beachfront hotel. Loosely inspired by Greek mythology, this is a novel about the echo of deep–and sometimes tragic–love and the ways a family’s past can haunt its future.
Neruda on the Park by Cleyvis Natera
An exhilarating debut novel following members of a Dominican family in New York City who take radically different paths when faced with encroaching gentrification.
People Person by Candice Carty-Williams
The author of the “brazenly hilarious, tell-it-like-it-is first novel” (Oprah Daily) Queenie returns with another witty and insightful novel about the power of family–even when they seem like strangers.
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