Vanessa Salazar at launch of Selima and the Merfolk, photo caribbeanbooks.org,

Calling all writers and readers

If you have written a book you may add it to our catalogue on caribbeanbooks.org and request a free review by contacting us at marsha@caribbeanbooks.org with the heading Book Review Request. Our site provides a platform for writers to connect with readers across the globe.

Caribbean Books Foundation is an international platform that connects the Caribbean community and its Diaspora through its literature.

We have a robust book review programme and have reviewed a number of books in 2015. Reviews are posted online and made available to the author to promote his or her work.

Literature - Caribbean books giveaway winners with Marsha Gomes-McKie at Bocas LiT Fest 2015.

Writers get your books reviewed

We invite readers to look through our list and purchase a book or two from a Caribbean author. By purchasing a book through this site you help fund an NGO that supports authors.

Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ Caribbeanbooks.org/?fref=nf . Join us and invite as many friends as you wish and let’s keep the conversation rolling. We want to make this catalogue as extensive as possible.

Marsha Gomes-Mckie, Founder, Caribbean Books Foundation

February 2016 – Issue 20   www.sweettntmagazine.com

Sharing my West Indian culture

My name is Beverley Ann Scott and I am a medical doctor by profession. I have always enjoyed writing. When I was in school I enjoyed reading West Indian literature. However most of the readings were very dated and far removed from the reality of my life. I wanted to write a novel that was uniquely Caribbean, modern and one that both old and young could enjoy. While writing this novel I thought especially of young adult readers, teenagers in school. I wanted to write a book that would appeal to that age group but that would also have deeper meaning.

The Stolen Cascadura, launched in 2007, is a West Indian novel set in Trinidad which revolves around characters from different socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The main characters come from two different backgrounds. Some are from the Beetham while others are from the more affluent parts of Trinidad and then there are those from the East. Their lives become intertwined in true Trinidad fashion and in some instances irreversibly changed. The book deals with the issues of class, HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, and vagrancy. It deals with these issues in an entertaining way and uses simple language which makes it easier for the average person to read. Read more

January 2013 – Issue 3   www.sweettntmagazine.com

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