This audiobook includes a collection of 12 stories and poems drawn from Davis Deen's Trinidadian background. The writing is warm and rich, rooted in and uttering from the Caribbean oral tradition.
This debut collection reflects the views of the ancestral storytelling spirit to change, to adapt, to grow both culturally and socially.
Fans of Lawrence Scott and Anthony Joseph will cherish this collection.
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Storytelling is back
When I was younger, my dad used to tell me and my brothers stories every evening; and tales of survival took me back to this time. Davis Deen has created a captivating mix of poetry, fairy tales and critical short stories that give a glimpse into life in Trinidad when he grew up.
I loved his Anansi stories and the introduction to animals in the Caribbean, some of which I had never heard off before. But the book also portraits critically how everyday life iwa/ is influenced by rites and superstition and thus should not be mistaken as a simple story book for kids.
The audio book combines standard English with Caribbean slang, so you need to listen attentively. The speaker has a pleasant voice and reads in a way for a non-native English speaker like myself to understand and enjoy.
I really loved it and would buy it again!