I have often said that I intend to write a collection of African and Caribbean stories for children. My dream was to share some of my favourite stories with the next generation of readers, writers, and storytellers. You can imagine my delight when children’s publisher ‘Scholastic’ asked me to write a collection of African and […]
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 […]
‘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!
Chinese folktales It’s been a fun packed half term week storytelling at the Art House Crouch End. As today is the start of the Chinese New Year, I told a couple of Chinese folktales to a room full of 7 – 10 year olds. To celebrate the Lunar New Year we re-enacted the legend of […]