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