Echoes of the Caribbean: Exploring Identity, Culture & Resistance in Contemporary Literature - Myriam Chancy at the Miami Book Festival

November 18, 2023 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

From Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to Haiti and Jamaica, the Caribbean has long been a rich source of culture, history, and artistic inspiration. Four acclaimed authors, each hailing from a different nation, explore and discuss their works and how their homelands influence their storytelling. Delving into the themes of identity, culture, and resistance are MYRIAM J. A. CHANCY, Spirit of Haiti: A Novel, KEVIN JARED HOSEIN, Hungry Ghosts: A Novel, KAREN LORD, The Blue, Beautiful World: A Novel, and SAFIYA SINCLAIR, How to Say Babylon: A Memoir. Each will share insights on their creative process, the significance of their chosen themes, and how their personal experiences and heritage inform their narrative style. By highlighting these narratives, the panel aims to amplify Caribbean voices, stimulate dialogue about Caribbean literature’s role on the global stage, and encourage a deeper understanding and appreciation for this culturally rich and diverse region. In English

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