It goes without saying that discovering the rich talents of Caribbean authors is a must for any serious bibliophile. The intricate, lyrical works they create never fail to bring delight and enlightenment to their readers. If you’re looking for some great books by Caribbean authors to add to your reading list this year, consider these 2022 books by Caribbean authors from across the region and diaspora. There are plenty of diverse stories waiting for eager eyes, so without further ado, let’s get into it!
More Books by Caribbean Authors
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez
Set against the backdrop of New York City in the months surrounding the most devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico’s history, Xochitl Gonzalez’s Olga Dies Dreaming is a story that examines political corruption, familial strife, and the very notion of the American dream–all while asking what it really means to weather a storm.
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
Hurricane Watch by Olive Senior
When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
A mythic love story set in Trinidad, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo’s radiant debut is a masterwork of lush imagination and exuberant storytelling–a spellbinding and hopeful novel about inheritance, loss, and love’s seismic power to heal.
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.
If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery
A major debut, blazing with style and heart, that follows a Jamaican family striving for more in Miami.
The Islands by Dionne Irving
Powerful stories that explore the legacy of colonialism, and issues of race, immigration, sexual discrimination, and class in the lives of Jamaican women across London, Panama, France, Jamaica, Florida and more.
What do you think about these 2022 books by Caribbean authors?
Have you read any books from this list? What are your favorite 2022 books by Caribbean authors? What books would you add to the list?
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Last Updated on June 9, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle