Tea By The Sea
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About the Event
In honour of Caribbean-American Heritage Month, the BCLF will celebrate the launch of Donna Hemans’ sophomore novel ‘Tea by the Sea’. Hemans is an award-winning writer, a 2003 finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the co-winner of the 2003-4 Towson University Prize for Literature.
Tea by the Sea has been called "...a powder keg of a novel, where secrets and lies explode into truth and consequences, all told with spellbinding, shattering power" by Marlon James (Man Booker Prize Winner). It is a masterfully expressed story of one mother’s relentless search for a daughter lost as a newborn, that will touch that most umbilical place inside of you. Will it make you cry? We can't promise that it won't.
Written in tender, descriptive and attentive prose, Hemans brings to the fore questions about family, parenthood, deeply-entrenched gender roles, abandonment and loss. More beautifully, she leaves those questions to the reader to unearth those answers.
A proud Jamaican-American, Donna won the Jamaican Writers Society's Lignum Vitae Una Marson Award for Adult Literature in 2015 for the manuscript for Tea by the Sea. This event will be hosted by critically-acclaimed author and university professor, Krystal A. Sital, the Trinidad-born writer of 'Secrets We Kept - Three Women of Trinidad'.
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Host: @krystalsital (critically acclaimed author of ‘Secrets We Kept - Three Women of Trinidad)