The NGC Bocas Lit Fest’s 100 Caribbean Books That Made Us podcast series celebrates and explores how iconic Caribbean books have influenced and inspired writers of today.

Released in April 2021, the 100 Caribbean Books That Made Us is a list of literary works in all genres — poetry, fiction, and non-fiction — crowdsourced by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest with input from readers across the Caribbean and its diasporas.

In this podcast series, writers of today share their insights into now-classic Caribbean books of the past, tracing lines of literary influence across generations.

Episode 1: No Pain Like This Body

In our first episode, Kevin Jared Hosein reflects on the novel No Pain Like This Body by Harold Sonny Ladoo, first published in 1972, and set in turn-of-the-century Trinidad in an Indo-Trinidadian farming community.

Kevin Jared Hosein is a fiction writer from Trinidad and Tobago. A past winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and a Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, he is the author of four books, including the forthcoming novel Hungry Ghosts.

Stay tuned for more episodes

Stay tuned for more episodes of the 100 Caribbean Books That Made Us podcast!

Podcast Episodes Copyright © Bocas Lit Fest, 2022
Episode Scripts Copyright © The Individual Authors, 2022
Produced for the Bocas Lit Fest by Franka Philip/Trini Good Media
Sound design by Lyndon Livingstone

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