"I loved that the book was authentic to Bajan culture and dialect. I think those elements are so important to highlight in Caribbean literature and Rachelle nailed it."


- @bookwormbabee

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Kingstown Burning

A Novel

Marley Cadogan, a socialite media personality, and her two bona fides—Nubya, a sought-after fashion designer, and I-Am, a spiritual herbalist—find themselves caught in the crossfire of a regional ganja war on the southern Caribbean island of Barbados.


Their journey spans across Barbadian gullies and ghettos, ultimately rolling into the limelight of Marley’s public world. Now she must question her loyalty to her beliefs, and with her squad, set out on a quest that will determine if there can be honor amongst thieves.


A lapse in judgment leads Judah, a strong, fiery soul, to move in the wrong direction. Now Judah is being hunted. His wife, Nubya, is discovered to be keeping secrets, and her best friend, Marley, seeks out an Obeah Man for protection, only to uncover a deeply buried truth.


I-Am and her trigger-ready brother, Shotta Forward, gear up to disrupt the fragile harmony of the streets in a thrilling mix that moves along a mystical timeline on a tropical paradise. Marley, I-Am, and Nubya inadvertently discover what they are made of and are left to determine if that makes them heroes or villains.

"I thoroughly appreciate that Gray did not centre this narrative on the movement of the herb across land and sea. She takes the time to build her characters, introduce us to their lives and motivations, as well as highlight the natural world influences, impacts and is a major pillar in the lives of Rastafarians."

- @2treads
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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest feature with books from Rachelle J. Gray, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Orlando Taylor, Tuelo Gabonewe.

Friday, August 20, 2021


Smashwords Author Interview - Rachelle J. Gray

Monday, August 9, 2021

Rachelle J. Gray Short Story Sativa is Longlisted for BCLF 2021 Awards

Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival Elizabeth Nunez Awards 2021 Longlists Annuonced...