June is the celebration of Caribbean heritage here in the USA and 3 years ago, I thought it would be apropos to use my little space on the internet to promote Caribbean literature. Hence, the CaribAThon readathon was born. Our 3rd iteration of CaribAThon is currently underway and my excitement has been heightened by the number of readers sharing their experiences of immersing in Caribbean culture through books.
Join us for the 11-day readathon that continues until Saturday, June 18. To participate in CaribAThon, you can read one book, or as many books as you can manage, written by an author who is from any Caribbean country or someone of Caribbean heritage. Ideally, the book would showcase Caribbean life and culture, but our writers share the breadth of their experiences in their work, so you might find Caribbean authors writing about African history, European travels, or immigrant life as Caribbean natives move around the globe.
CaribAThon is being celebrated on YouTube as well as on Instagram. Join me and all the other participants and showcase your books. I’m also encouraging everyone to join me in reading (or rereading) Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed, which recently won the BOCAS award for Caribbean writing. I’m also hoping to host a chat with the author at the end of the readathon. That will be exciting, right?
CaribAThon has started but it’s not too late to gather your Caribbean books and get to reading and discussing them. I’d love to hear what you think about the books you pick up during the readathon.
If you’re not already following my YouTube channel, go check me out there at Runwright Reads
Visit my cohost Peta as well at Comfy Cozy Up
and search the #CaribAThon hashtag for more content as other creators share their Caribbean books.