[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – Rilzy Adams (2/2)

Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 5. Rilzy Adams is from Antigua and Barbuda. She’s the author of the “Love on the Rock” series. In this second segment, we talked about how important it is to write Caribbean characters practicing safe sex. Rilzy also explains why she chose to self-publish and has no plan to change her process to get her stories out there for now.


Black romance, romance noire, regards croisés sur la littérature sentimentale Tim Tim? Bwa Fik!

Yé Moun La ! Pour commencer 2023, je vous propose un épisode spécial qui s’intitule : Black romance, romance noire, regards croisés sur la littérature sentimentale. C’est un Space Twitter que j’ai enregistré le 28 janvier 2023 avec mon amie Isabel. Le but était d’énoncer clairement quelques enjeux importants sur la romance noire en France :  la définition de ce genre littéraire lucratif les différences de représentation de l’amour dans la Black romance états-unienne et dans la romance noire française les différents obstacles à la visibilité des histoires d’amour avec des personnages exclusivement noirs  l’autoédition et le numérique pour promouvoir ces histoires comme c’est le cas aux Etats-Unis et en Afrique.  *** 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. Black romance, romance noire, regards croisés sur la littérature sentimentale
  2. 1st Anniversary Special avec Tessa Naime (4/4)
  3. 1st Anniversary Special with Candi (3/4)
  4. 1st Anniversary special with Callie Browning (2/4)
  5. 1st anniversary Special with N.G Peltier (1/4)

0:00 – 1:06: intro +  opening credits

1:07 – 1:53: first goodbye and introduction to this final discussion.

1:54 – 5:03: how Rilzy decided to write the “Love on the Rock” series.

5:04 – 7:45: how she describes the “Love on the Rock” series in three words

7:46 – 9:55: The first Caribbean romcom film “The Sweetest Mango” + her “Love on the Rock” series vs. the lack of love representation in Guadeloupean films

9:56 – 11:02: how she’s intentional about writing happy Caribbean characters

11:03 – 12:15: how she’s matter-of-fact about the physical descriptions

12:16 – 17:25: how she writes sex scenes and the importance of writing safe sex scenes

17:26 – 21:33: how she’s intentional about representing Afrocaribbean men as loving and affectionate persons

21:34 – 24:50: her definition of being authentically Caribbean

24:51 – 25:34: why she decided to self-publish

25:35 – 27:25: her writing routine + her editing process

27:26 – 32:00: why she won’t go down the traditional publishing path + how people look down on self-publishing

32:01- 34:50: e-books vs. physical books vs. audiobooks

34:51 – 38:49: how Caribbean readers look down on romance + why I want Caribbean readers to see themselves happy in our stories

38:50 – 42:42: her writing advice to her younger self

42:43 – 44:24: outro

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


4 Comments Add yours

  1. jhohadli says:

    The player link is taking me to part 1 not part 2. I don’t see a part 2/2 player on the page.


    1. Moi says:

      You’re absolutely right! I thought I had scheduled the episode on Anchor… Thanks for letting me know! It will be up in a few minutes!


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