About Me: I'm Kiki, a passionate, shady reader from Jamaica. I started my account to ease myself back into a more rewarding relationship with reading again and ended up becoming a freelance reviewer, editor, sensitivity reader, a fierce advocate for reimagining how we engage with publishing, literature and our community outside of the white supremacist, capitalist paradigm, and a rep for the best book box ever, Decentred Lit! Yeah, I dunno, shit happens, I guess.
What Followers Can Expect: As Rebecca (@longdistancereads) opined, Instagram can feel like one big AD so I try to counter that by creating an intimate, emotional space where the response to a work often can't be broken down into simple good and bad judgements. My current reading phase is focused on Caribbean literary, speculative fiction and poetry, and any nonfiction about queerness, feminism, and Caribbean history but I do wander off path. (Neon Yang, a Singaporean queer, nonbinary SFF writer is one of my current literary idols.) There may be occasional commentary on nonsense happening in publishing and bookstagram. My stories are chaos but right now I overshare all the bad films I'm watching.
A Recent Book I Loved: The Immortals by Makenzy Orcel, translated from the French by Nathan H. Dize hasn't left my mind since I read it. First published eight months after the January 2010 earthquake, this short, poetic, fragmentary novel is primarily narrated by a sex worker who shares with a writer what life was like for her and those she knew best in Grand Rue before, during, and after the earthquake hit.