We hope you all will find our holiday gift recommendations helpful as you choose the perfect gifts for those special people in your lives.
The Caribbean Heritage Group is pleased to highlight Black Cake, the upcoming sophomore novel by former journalist, Jamerican Charmaine Wilkerson. After a fierce bidding war, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and Marissa Jo Cerar won the screen rights to this family drama wrapped in a murder mystery, which takes the reader on a spell-binding journey on 3 continents.
Hillary Teeman, Executive Director of Random House’s Ballantine Books, describes “Black Cake” among other things as “The emotional connections infused into this Caribbean dessert of soaked fruits and blackened sugar are at the heart of Black Cake, a soaring saga about a mother’s secrets, a family’s uncertain future and the legacy of what we inherit through our recipes, our pasts, and often our untold stories.”
On a personal note, during her tenure at ABC7 in Los Angeles and before her move to Italy, Charmaine supported the efforts of the Caribbean Heritage group through the Caribbean Heritage Magazine. We are elated to announce that CHO/CHM will be launching a Black Cake recipe contest, with winners to be announced to coincide with the February 1, 2022, release of the novel. Please follow us on our social media platforms and websites for more information.
Black Cake can be preordered at http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/677183/ or your favorite bookstore.
Call Us What We Carry
What is that one word that means the youngest US presidential inaugural poet who has captured the hearts of many worldwide?
Charming? Smart? Witty? Poise? Graceful? Humble? Nerdy? Funny? Raging Beauty? ( ok, that’s 2). All of the above?
Amanda Gorman’s latest poetry collection, Call Us What We Carry is now available everywhere.
Un Corsu à Trinidad
Un Corsu à Trinidad chronicles the life of Joseph Salvatori from Corsica, France to the Americas. With not more than 35 Francs in pocket, in 1910 Salvatori fled Venezuela to Trinidad under gunfire and built a business empire that included the Caribbean’s iconic Salvatori department store.
Omi Woods Coin Necklace Collection
When Oprah Winfrey included Omi Woods’ THE CLEOPATRA Coin Necklace, THE LIBERTY Coin Necklace, and THE QUEEN of Sheba Coin Necklace in Oprah’s Favorite Things 2021 holiday gift list, she said, “Ashley Alexis McFarlane created these 18-karat gold vermeil-coin necklaces to pay homage to the African diaspora. There’s Cleopatra, the Queen of Sheba, and one that reimagines the Statue of Liberty as an African American woman.