Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Caribbean Week: Books...The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao

I just bought a copy of Junot D├Čaz's novel and I cannot wait to read it. I still have to finish LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, SHARP OJECTS and TO THE LIGHTHOUSE.

There is a great deal of interesting literary fiction and non-fiction books about the Caribbean. I have read books by Caribbean writers or writers of Caribbean descent like, Zadie Smith, Julia Alvarez, Edwige Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid and Andrea Levy. I don't know of many commerical fiction writers. If you have some suggestions, please share them. Thanks.

7 comments:

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gibber said...

We tried to get this author to speak at my job, but the times didn't work out. he seems very cool.

i have to finish "guests of the ayatollah" (or as I call it, win a date with the ayatollah) and then i'm on to the kite runner.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

anon are you and lizard the same person? if so I sent you and email about the apartment.


gibber - let me know what you think of the Kite Runner.

wordtryst said...

Caribbean literary and commercial fiction writers I can think of offhand:
-Ian Mcdonald (The Hummingbird Tree)
-Rosa Guy (My Love, My Love; The Friends, Ruby, etc.)
-Earl Lovelace (The Dragon Can't Dance; The Wine of Astonishment etc.)
-Maryse Conde (I haven't read her but her work is acclaimed)
-Roger Mais (Brother Man etc.)
-Samuel Selvon (A Brighter Sun; Ways of Sunlight etc.)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

wordtryst - thank you so much. I am going to ad these to my "to read" list.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

that should be "add"