Episode 64: Nicole Dennis-Benn and BuzzFeed’s Annie Daly on the Real Jamaica

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Our guests this week are novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn and BuzzFeed Travel Editor Annie Daly. Together, we talk about Nicole’s debut novel “Here Comes the Sun,” a riveting look at the Jamaica beyond the pristine beaches and resorts that cater to foreigners. The novel closely examines the lives of four women, each grappling with the sacrifices they’ve made for the promise of a better life. Nicole was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, and the book hums with local voices–characters so unique, they’ve not been seen or heard in fiction until now.

I decided to have Annie join in the conversation not only because she is Jamaica obsessed, but also because her writing shapes ideas and perceptions about travel and places.

Please let us know what you think of this conversation on Twitter @litupshow and Instagram @litupshow 

xoxox Angie

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Buy “Here Comes the Sun” on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at your local independent book store.

 

 

 

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