[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – Joanne C. Hillhouse (1/2)

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. 

#2TIMBF

1st Anniversary Special avec Tessa Naime (4/4) Tim Tim? Bwa Fik!

Yé Moun La ! Pour célébrer le premier anniversaire de "Tim Tim? Bwa Fik!", j'ai réalisé une série spéciale de 4 épisodes pour faire une mise à jour sur les projets des invitées de la saison 1. Pour l'ultime volet, je vous propose le premier épisode en français qui est une discussion avec l'autrice guadeloupéenne Tessa Naime. Notre échange porte  sur la représentation de la masculinité et de la féminité, sur la finalité de la littérature caribéenne, sur notre rapport au monde de l’édition, sur notre volonté d’affirmer notre identité guadeloupéenne et sur Maryse Condé. Bonne écoute ! *** Eugenia O’Neal: vintage.caribbean  Joanne C. Hillhouse: jhohadli.wordpress.com Rilzy Adams: rilzywrites.com N.G Peltier: ngpeltier.com Callie Browning: calliebrowning.com Stay tuned for more. #2TimBF *** timtimbwafik.com timtimbwafik@gmail.com IG: @timtimbwafik *** Music: Yenki Vou – Meemee Nelzy  (A/C: M.Nelzy/M. Nelzy)
  1. 1st Anniversary Special avec Tessa Naime (4/4)
  2. 1st Anniversary Special with Candi (3/4)
  3. 1st Anniversary special with Callie Browning (2/4)
  4. 1st anniversary Special with N.G Peltier (1/4)
  5. With Rilzy Adams [2/2]

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)

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