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OurShelves with special guest Sharma Taylor

OurShelves: Caribbean Voices with Sharma Taylor


In this special bonus summer episode Sharma Taylor, author of What a Mother’s Love Don’t Teach You, takes us to the heated demi-monde of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1980s, a turbulent time in politics and gangland crime. She tells Lucy Scholes about writing in patois; the Caribbean authors right now who are representing the strength of women in society; and what her mother sacrificed to buy her books as a child.


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Sharma’s recommendations:


On the nightstand: The Bread the Devil Knead by Lisa Allen-Agostini

On my mind: The podcasts Unstoppable Yes You and Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival Cocoa Pod

On the shelf: This One Sky Day by Leone Ross

On the pedestal: My mother.