“Homer go back her table in the kitchen and count off banana for supper.” • Wo…

“Homer go back her table in the kitchen and count off banana for supper.” 💛

Wow, this was my first Marlon James read and it blew me away. It is set on a slave plantation in Jamaica in the 18th century. The writing, the characters, the language – all so rich and amazing. Great historical fiction as it shared more about Jamaican politics and dynamics between the enslaved people and the plantation owners. It’s definitely not an easy read. There are tough, graphic sections that were painful to get through but the book is about slavery so clearly it is to be expected. However it also has so much strength and resilience in its pages through Lilith, the center of this story. Lilith is such a complex and amazing character who pulls us into her world. It was an exceptional read and I loved the dialect – some might find it a bit difficult to get into or read but I thought it was great. I read this with our group (hosted by readwithtoni ) and also for the June Caribbean prompt (hosted by anovelfamily and end.notes ) who also pointed out there is a challenge as well! I own more Marlon James books so I can’t wait to continue reading ! 💛



7 thoughts on ““Homer go back her table in the kitchen and count off banana for supper.” • Wo…”

  1. Thanks for joining! I have heard so many good things about Marlon James but still haven’t picked up one of his books. Seeing all of these reviews this month has made me want to do it ASAP.

  2. Caroline, I’m going to put this book on hold at the library. Excellent review 👍🏽

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