Below is the review of my children’s book, Dance Quadrille and Play Quelbe, based on some of the cultural traditions of St Croix, the US Virgin Islands where I lived half a year from 2010-2017. I consider it my third home, and find myself going back there repeatedly.
I love how many of the Crucian people take pride in preserving their culture, and I love how I am welcomed there.
The above book is the second in a trilogy about iconic VI culture. The first is entitled Look! A Moko Jumbie, which tells the story of Moko Jumbies from a boy’s perspective. All two books can be found on the publisher’s site, CarbbeanReads.com as well as on Amazon.
I am working on the third, tentatively entitled, My St Croix, and which I hope will be released in 2020. Caribbean children need to read about themselves and their culture if we are to develop as independent nations.