Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean (Paperback)

Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean By Peekash Press (Editor), Olive Senior (Preface by) Cover Image
By Peekash Press (Editor), Olive Senior (Preface by)
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A pan-Caribbean anthology of original short stories culled from the very best entries to the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

"This wonderful anthology of fresh voices from the Caribbean . . . includes writers from Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. The diverse textures of the stories by 13 established and new authors weave a tapestry of the islands, water, sand, ocean breeze, and rum. Vivid settings serve as backdrops for a dazzling display of personalities." —Booklist

"The wonder in these stories is that they show Caribbean culture—the people, sounds, food, and music . . . this book will appeal to readers of Caribbean fiction and beyond." —Library Journal

Featuring a preface by Olive Senior.

Includes the 2013 Commonwealth Prize–winning story The Whale House by Sharon Millar.

Akashic Books and Peepal Tree Press, two of the foremost publishers of Caribbean literature, launch a joint Caribbean-focused imprint, Peekash Press, with this anthology. Consisting entirely of brand-new stories by authors living in the region (not simply authors from the region), this collection gathers the very best entries to the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, including a mix of established and up-and-coming writers from islands throughout the Caribbean.

Featuring these brand-new stories:

The Whale House by Sharon Millar (Trinidad & Tobago)

A Good Friday by Barbara Jenkins (Trinidad & Tobago)

Reversal of Fortunes by Kevin Baldeosingh (Trinidad & Tobago)

The Monkey Trap by Kevin Hosein (Trinidad & Tobago)

The Science of Salvation by Dwight Thompson (Jamaica)

Waywardness by Ezekel Alan (Jamaica)

Berry by Kimmisha Thomas (Jamaica)

Father, Father by Garfield Ellis (Jamaica)

All the Secret Things No-One Ever Knows by Sharon Leach (Jamaica)

This Thing We Call Love by Ivory Kelly (Belize)

And the Virgin’s Name Was Leah by Heather Barker (Barbados)

Amelia by Joanne C. Hillhouse (Antigua & Barbuda)

Mango Summer by Janice Lynn Mather (Bahamas)

and others!

About the Author

Peekash Press is a collaboration between Akashic and UK-based publisher Peepal Tree Press, with a focus on publishing writers from and still living in the Caribbean.

Praise For…

One of my favorite reads of the last few months . . . sophisticated and engrossing . . . A big recommendation today for one and all.
— Chicago Center for Literature & Photography

[Pepperpot] leaps headfirst into audacious narrative water, sustaining a diversity in storytelling that’s indicative of the panoply of ways to love, sin, and write about it, in these our unpredictable, conjoined societies.

— Caribbean Beat Magazine

Readers are in for a treat when they open the pages to taste the mélange of literary Caribbean cuisine. Spicy and filling!

— The Gleaner (Jamaica), “Sizzling Books for Summer Reading”
Product Details
ISBN: 9781617752711
ISBN-10: 1617752711
Publisher: Peekash Press
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2014
Pages: 190
Language: English