New Book: “New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean”


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Edited by writer Karen Lord, New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean (July 2016) is the third publication of Peekash Press, an imprint of Akashic Books and Peepal Tree Press, committed to supporting the emergence of new Caribbean writing, and as part of CaribLit project. [Many thanks to Loretta Collins Klobah for bringing this item to our attention.]

Description: Do not be misled by the ‘speculative’ in the title. Although there may be robots and fantastical creatures, these common symbols are tools to frame the familiar from fresh perspectives. Here you will find the recent past and ongoing present of government and society with curfews, crime and corruption; the universal themes of family with parents and children, growth and death, love and hate; the struggle to thrive when power is capricious and revenge too bittersweet. Here too is the passage of everything – old ways, places, peoples, and…

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