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Sweetness in the Skin by Ishi Robinson

Sweetness in the Skin shares a journey of self-discovery and determination to escape a dysfunctional family.

Last Updated on June 7, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

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Sweetness in the Skin by Ishi Robinson

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Travel to Jamaica with Ishi and I, and get recommendations for food, drinks, and a list of things to do on your next visit, all while we talk about her debut novel.  Sweetness in the Skin by Ishi Robinson is a coming-of-age story about a Jamaican teenager who uses her baking skills to overcome familial challenges and societal biases to pursue her dream.

SUMMARY

Sweetness in the Skin is a debut novel about Pumkin Patterson, a thirteen-year-old Jamaican girl who dreams of joining her aunt in France. After her grandmother’s death and her father’s return, Pumkin is left with her volatile mother and must find a way to fund her French entrance exam. She turns her passion for baking into a business, but faces obstacles from her school and mother. This is a great 2024 book by a Caribbean author because the story highlights her journey of self-discovery and determination to escape her dysfunctional family.

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Sweetness in the Skin by Ishi Robinson

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About Ishi Robinson

Ishi Robinson is a Jamaican writer living in Berlin. Her first published work was a short story in the national newspaper when she was eleven years old. Since then, she’s written opinion pieces and short stories of fiction for various publications in Kingston, Toronto, Rome, and Berlin. SWEETNESS IN THE SKIN is her first novel.

Sweetness in the Skin by Ishi Robinson

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