[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik – 1st anniversary special (3/4)

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Yé Moun La ! Let’s celebrate “Tim Tim? Bwa Fik!” first anniversary with a couple of updates with guests from season 1. Check out my discussion with Candi (@tennei), a fellow Caribbean romance reader I met on Twitter. She shares her perspective on the current state of Caribbean romance and its future.

1st Anniversary Special with Candi (3/4) Tim Tim? Bwa Fik!

Yé Moun La ! Let's celebrate "Tim Tim? Bwa Fik!" first anniversary with a couple of updates with guests from season 1. Check out my discussion with Candi (@tennei), a fellow Caribbean romance reader I met on Twitter. She shares her perspective on the current state of Caribbean romance and its future. *** 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)

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0:00 – 1:02: opening credits

1:03 – 2:30: intro

2:31 – 3:34: Candi’s self-introduction

3:35 – 7:43: her romance journey from Mills & Boon / Harlequin to Beverly Jenkins, contemporary Black romance, Caribbean romance

7:42 – 10:09: the happy ending debate to define romance + her first Caribbean romance novel (Rilzy Adams)

10:10 – 11:49: the struggle to find stories where Afrocaribbean characters are leads and not props

11:50 – 12:59: what she enjoys about Beverly Jenkins’s storytelling

13:00 – 15:09: her great-great-grand-father love story as an example of the kind of Caribbean romance that can be set in the 19th century/early 20th century

15:10 – 18:59: her take on which kind of tropes would work well with Caribbean romance

19:00 – 19:40: how French Caribbean romance usually features a Black woman with a White man

19:41 – 23:11: how the urban genre would work well with Caribbean romance + the importance of also writing about ordinary Black people

23:12 – 25:29: her cute meet-and-greet with her husband + the double standard mafia vs. ghetto

25:30 – 29:59: her research process to find more Caribbean romance novels

30:00 – 32:09: the algorithm issue that invisibilizes Caribbean romance + the interracial couple strategy

32:10 – 36:59: her hope for Caribbean romance to get more new releases, to get more visibility

37:00 – 40:34: her goal of promoting Caribbean romance throughout June for the #readcaribbean month

40:35 – 42:42: the risk that Caribbean romance gets highjacked by traditional publishers once it hits big

42:43 – 46:01: the bad reputation romance has in the Caribbean + why can’t Caribbean author write us being happy

46:02 – 51:01: the need to write love in a forward, honest but compassionate way like Beverly Jenkins does + encourage new authors to write about happiness

51:02 – 51:45: outro

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Eugenia O’Neal: vintage.caribbean 

Joanne C. Hillhouse: jhohadli.wordpress.com

Rilzy Adams: rilzywrites.com

N.G Peltier: ngpeltier.com

Callie Browning: calliebrowning.com

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

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