In my first book of Caribbean Folktales to be published by The History Press , I’m writing about a variety of characters who feature commonly in Caribbean folklore. Some of them are supernatural figures who may be considered vengeful spirits or spirits who protect elements of the earth. Others are tricksters in animal form who […]
When I began thinking of ideas for my new book of ‘Caribbean folktales’ I knew that gathering the stories would unravel many more stories and memories. Part of my research entails speaking to people from the Caribbean islands. I know quite a few Caribbean folktales that I often tell when Storytelling but for my book, […]
‘As dawn kissed the sky, she looked out of her window and saw a ball of flames darting through the tamarind trees. The shape-shifting Soucouyant had found her victim.’ I’m very excited to announce that I’m writing a new book – a collection of Caribbean Folktales which will be published by The History Press. These […]
It was a wonderful evening listening to the debut performance of Baden Prince Jr tell Caribbean folktales. Sef Townsend hosted the night and took a few stories from the floor. Wendy shared one of her favourite folktales which tells of our harmony with nature and the earth, to a warm storytelling crowd!
Hello London, Hello Barbados This year marks the 50th Anniversary of independence for Barbados and other Caribbean islands. I was asked to tell Caribbean stories at the Museum of London, Docklands as part of their celebrations for their wonderful festival ‘Hello London, Hello Barbados‘. The Caribbean festival took place over the weekend of 13th and 14th August. […]
Black History Month 2015 The summer is barely through and Story Boat is already nearly booked up for Storytelling Events at Schools. I’m really excited to be preparing Black History Month Workshops for schools. Quite a few teachers have asked me to prepare workshops around Black British citizenship and culture. Other schools are keen for […]