Last night after a very busy day I got home to hear the last half of an absolutely delightful interview on National Public Radio’s show On Point with Tom Ashbrook; the interview was with Jamaican novelist Marlon James — who I first read about in the blogosphere from YardEdge.
James’s new novel, The Book of Night Women, is an intriguing story out of our island’s past slavery, and touches on many topics that have currency in contemporary Jamaican.
But more than anything it was good to hear the frank discussion of race and pigment in Jamaica today — and to learn more about the antecedents of certain modern Jamaican dilemmas.
- The interview is available here.
- Simply click the button that says Listen to This Show at the top.
I give it to you as a place-holder till I can get to tell you a story — one piece a story myself which is stranger than fiction. And emblematic of the dangers of blogging, and of designing this space for truth.