Hi Meltingpot Readers,
I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel, Here Comes the Sun! It’s being talked about everywhere, from the New York Times, to Oprah magazine. I refuse to read any reviews because I want to enjoy it with unbiased eyes, but I do know it’s a story about a young woman in Jamaica who reveals what the real Jamaica is like, away from the tourist industry. I’m clearly underselling it because I actually don’t really know much more than that about the plot. But that’s how I like to come to books or else my expectations are too high.
Dennis-Benn herself is Jamaican so she’s writing from experience. And anybody who’s been a loyal reader of The Meltingpot knows I love Jamaican authors. Here’s a link to my original post from 2008 explaining why. Enjoy. And stay tuned for a full review of Here Comes the Sun.