[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – N.G Peltier (2/2)


Tim Tim? Bwa Fik!

Welcome to episode 2. This is part 2 of my discussion with author N.G Peltier. She’s from Trinidad &Tobago and this is where her debut novel, “Sweethand“, takes place.

Check out part 1 here. In this episode, you’ll hear her take on the discourse around Caribbean representation, queer representation, and Caribbean men representation. We talked about the importance of solidarity among authors to build community power as well as her publishing journey. #2TimBF


With Tati Richardson (Romance in Colour podcast) Tim Tim? Bwa Fik!

Yé Moun La ! I thought it would be interesting to look at what’s going on in the Black romance community in the United States. I invited author Tati Richardson from the Romance in Colour podcast. She just released her debut novel “The Build up”. She will give us her insight on the Black romance landscape in the US, the diversity her book brings to the Black romance narrative, and how being involved in a community is important. The last part of our discussion was about the cultural diversity behind the word Blackness. tatiannarichardson.com | @RichardWritesOn *** timtimbwafik.com timtimbwafik@gmail.com IG: @timtimbwafik *** Music: Yenki Vou – Meemee Nelzy  (A/C: M.Nelzy/M. Nelzy)
  1. With Tati Richardson (Romance in Colour podcast)
  2. Black romance, romance noire, regards croisés sur la littérature sentimentale
  3. 1st Anniversary Special avec Tessa Naime (4/4)
  4. 1st Anniversary Special with Candi (3/4)
  5. 1st Anniversary special with Callie Browning (2/4)

0:00 – 1:26 : intro +  opening credits

1:27 – 2:19: introduction of N.G Peltier.

2:20 – 4:11: how Sweethand went from being a fantasy novel to a contemporary romance novel.

4:12 – 9:09: N. G’s 3-word description of her story + why she chose to write about the entertainment industry + how others project their misconceptions on what being Caribbean is.

9:10 – 13:39: how intentional she was about writing a Caribbean man as a multidimensional character.

13:40 – 17:39: the importance and difficulty of describing Black skin in all shades

17:40 – 21:14: the usual representation of the Caribbean mom-daughter tense relationship + showing Caribbean fatherhood in a positive light

21:15 – 23:39: how she used her ordinary life to make her story authentically Caribbean

23:40 – 26:29: how “Sweethand” was self-published then traditionally published

26:30 – 30:24: pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing

30:25 – 32:38: the importance of Caribbean bloggers to promote this contemporary Caribbean literature

32:39 – 35:08: how supportive the US Black romance community (authors + readers) is

35:09 – 37:15: the writing advice to her younger self.

37:16: outro

Music: Yenki Vou – Meemee Nelzy (A/C: M.Nelzy/M. Nelzy)

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