I think it’s important to portray aspects of cultural history as part of the setting of my fiction because this serves to preserve aspects of a Jamaica’s national heritage which may otherwise die.
Going to school in Jamaica during the post colonial era, I always found history a fascinating topic. I wanted to study history for A levels but decided to change to English literature instead, because I was more interested in the stories of people, the places where they go, the things they do to survive, to grow and prosper or to wither and die.
Writing has always been a hobby of mine too, and I've done some work in English Language texts. But I believe that in our times there is a war on for the liberty of culture and lifestyle, which has landed on our shores, and I write fiction to do my part in defending this culture and this lifestyle.
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