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10 Caribbean Novels To Read Before You Head On Your Next Trip
Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” But it can also start with a really good book.
Reading can transport us beyond our wildest imaginations and is a great primer to get acclimated to a country’s culture before heading off on your next trip.
Cindy Allman is a Jamaican book blogger who lives in Trinidad & Tobago and is known for her astute book recommendations and detailed, vivid reviews of the latest literature drops. She also has a strong passion for travel. Allman shared with Travel Noire her Caribbean-related book picks to immerse yourself in before your next adventure.
1. How To Love A Jamaican By Alexia Arthurs
6. Where There Are Monsters By Breanne Mc Ivor
This is Mc Ivor’s debut collection of twelve short stories which according to Allman’s review, “explores so many themes that are timely and relevant including mental illness, dating in the 21st century, domestic abuse, heartbreak, betrayal, infidelity and love.”
10. A Million Aunties By Alecia Mckenzie
Growing up in the Caribbean means having practically a million aunties. Artist Chris learns this as he visits his mother’s homeland of Jamaica, he finds out that family can come in many forms.