Wednesday, December 19, 2007

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

I just bought a copy of Junot Dìaz'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.


Anonymous said...

i have been reading your blog and wonder if you would contact me about my rome apartment. read a little about me and my place at

lizard said...

not a blogger and dont know how to contact you but being an angelino/romana encouraged me to contact you. love your blog.

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"