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The Allegorical Child: Sex and Sexuality in Caribbean Young Adult (YA) Fiction

BERKLEY WENDELL SEMPLE

A strange and unnecessary bashfulness prevailed in our literature. This was glaring when compared to the treatment of other themes, like politics, religion or colonialism. The absence of sex and sexuality in Caribbean literature reflected our actual lives in troubling ways – ways that did not take into consideration the wide-ranging experiences of young adults.

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How ACEs Science Saved My Life

JULIA TORRES BARDEN

I wanted to tell the judge that my mother and stepfather were alcoholics who used drugs and fought violently in front of me. He needed to know that I had stomach aches every day and I couldn’t concentrate on school because I had to be hypervigilant to protect myself from them.

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PREE 9: Religion

FICTION

The Exorcism 
Dwight Thompson

The Sacrifice
Kirk V. Bhajan

Reborn
Sara Bastian

Tongues
Samara Baboolal

The Light of the World
Portia Subran

Gone
Sherroine Elliott-Lewis 

Faith in any Language
Lafleur Cockburn

Tea Time
Traci-Ann Wint

NON-FICTION

“Say A Prayer for Abu Bakr”: A Eulogy For The Caribbean’s No. 1 Muslim Terrorist
Aliyah Khan

My Mother’s Prayers
Janice Cheddie

Shades of Brown: The Life and Times of The Satanic Verses
Juma Bihari

POETRY

Dancehall
Johanna Gibson

Menstrual Thobe
Suhayla Hepburn

God Doesn’t Live in the Sky, They Live in the Ocean
Tejan Green Wasjak

Ritual For Remaking Yourself/ The Naming of Things
Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

 

ART-ICLES

Crick Crack, Lopinot
Amanda T. McIntyre

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