Caribbean Folktales Stories from the Islands and the Windrush Generation

Caribbean Folktales: stories from the Islands and Windrush Generation, is a vibrant collection of folktales, legends and historical figures featuring characters unique to each island and mainland countries Guyana and Suriname. 

Caribbean Folktales book Cover

TItle: Caribbean Folktales

ISBN: 978-07509-94897

Retail Price: £12.99

Publication Date: May 2022 

Publisher: History Press

Pages: 159

Format: Hardback

Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.78 x 19.81 cm


Wendy has also spoken with people who came to the UK as children with their parents from the islands and captured their reminiscences of storytelling whilst growing up in the Caribbean and the UK whilst their parents worked, helping to rebuild Britain and forge new communities. Their personal accounts have been placed at the start of each chapter, introducing themes of tricksters, Spirits and Shapeshifters, Music & Song, Love & Loss, Caution & Justice.  Renowned Storyteller, Grace Hallworth spoke with Wendy about her storytelling journey and writing Caribbean Folktales. Her reminiscences are also included in the book.