Friday, April 30, 2010

What marks a children's book as Caribbean?

I have a question today. Apart from settting, what marks a children's book as Caribbean? Is there anything that distinguishes our writing from children's books elsewhere?
Could it be the images of a boy on a donkey? calypso, carnivals/festivals, Jon kunnu, our various ghosts/duppies and folk creatures, Anansi stories, sun, sea and sand - You can add to this list. Are we limited to these images? More on this later. Meanwhile check Diane Brown's blog at http://dianebrowneblog.blogspot.com/
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