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

Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 4 Part 2 Joanne C. Hillhouse is from Antigua. She’s the author of “Dancing Nude in the Moonlight”. In this second segment, we talk about the importance of writing from our point of view as Afrocaribbean women and not from the white gaze perspective. We talk about being intentional to write our people in a multidimensional way and we also talk about the impact of her books on her audience. Her publishing journey is very diverse, but her passion for writing and creating stories is as strong as when she started 20 years ago.


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 – 1:15: intro +  opening credits

1:16 – 3:09: update on my life + themes of today’s discussion

3:10 – 7:01: her motivation to tell the story of two sisters’ dynamic in “Dancing Nude in the Moonlight”

7:02 -9:54: why and how Joanne C. Hillhouse wrote “Musical Youth” in two weeks

9:55 – 15:15: her “Black is beautiful” mission in her writing

15:16 – 18:15: how Blackness is still seen as negative and the need for self-love to show our humanity

18:16 : how she’s all about “keeping it real” to stay authentic

25:04 : how Caribbean readers have high expectations when it comes to accurate representation

28:02 -30:54: how we need to be ourselves when we write about us and stop overexplaining ourselves

30:55 – 40:28 : the diversity of her publishing journey

40:29 – 44:40: the stigma around self-publishing in the early 00’s in the Caribbean + the obligation to seek traditional publishers outside of the Caribbean

44:41 – 49:13: how she’s a literature fangirl at heart + the story of the 10-year anniversary edition of “Dancing Nude in the Moonlight” with fanfictions

49:14 – 49:39: her advice to her younger self

49:38 – 51:17: outro

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

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