Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 4. Joanne C. Hillhouse aka Jhohadli g is from Antigua and Barbuda. She’s the author of “Musical Youth” and “Dancing Nude in the Moonlight”. She’s been in the game since the early 2000’s. To me, she’s the blueprint of what a 21st-century Caribbean author can do and can be. She has released 7 books including children’s books, poetry, non-fiction and fiction, of course. She’s also a reporter, an editor, she organizes writing workshops, she’s a content creator and Caribbean culture curator. In this first segment, we talk about how she was introduced to romance in her teens and how being from a colonized island still has an impact on the way we write love in the Caribbean.
With Rilzy Adams [2/2] – Tim Tim? Bwa Fik!
0:00 – 1:06 : intro + opening credits
1:07 – 2:30 : introduction of Joanne C. Hillhouse
2:10 – 3:58 : what writing means to her
3:59 – 6:27: how romance was her introduction to adult literature in her (pre)teen years + her perspective on romance
6:28 – 7:53: how difficult it is to categorize books + her definition of Caribbean romance
7:54 – 9:06: what makes Caribbean romance different from mainstream romance
9:07 – 11:05: how she grew up having access only to romance featuring white characters + how Black romance changed the romance game
11:06 – 12:30: the lack of Black voices in fanfictions
12:31 – 13:30: how difficult it is to get rid of a colonized mindset and to escape the white gaze.
13:31 – 14:50: how having access to Caribbean culture while growing up is a great opportunity to counter the white gaze.
14:51 – 16:08: outro
Music: Yenki Vou – Meemee Nelzy (A/C: M.Nelzy/M. Nelzy)