Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean

Stumbled upon a new (to me) blog review of Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean which showed the whole collection love, including ‘Amelia at Devil’s Bridge’ which, it said, would make readers “shiver” (goal accomplished). The review teased each story in the collection, which I liked, and ended quoting ‘Amelia’ (double-love). Check it out.

The Opinionated Reader

Title: Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Carribean

Writer: Various edited by Peekash Press

Publishing House: Peekash Press

Date of Publication: March 17th 2014

Rating: 5 stars

‘’Here in the rocky haunts of the islanders themselves are landscapes where ‘’the rocks are sharper than a coconut vendor’s cutlass, and the waters lash with a vengeance,’’ landscapes of swollen gullies and bush where monkeys can hide, where beauty and violence compete in scorpionfish and stingrays and captured, gutted shark. There are also the landscapes where lash fruit falls to the ground with the ease of summer ripening, where the clash of dominoes in the run shop provides the familiar auditory signal of men at play, and where preachers get the urge to go into the streets and warn of coming tribulations even as gunshots spatter.’’

The Whale House by Sharon Millar (Trinidad & Tobago): A beautiful, sad story about the immense…

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