Published by Peepal Tree Press
The futuristic Caribbean island of Jacaranda is a place under the constant pressures of crime, globalisation, advancing technology and environmental decay. Under these ominous skies Curdella Forbes builds a compelling tale of love, murder and psychological mayhem - a forbidden, tragic love affair, and a family torn apart by injustice.
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, and written in a heady, lyrical mix of English and Jamaican Creole, Ghosts gleams with Caribbean spirituality, reflects on the timeless capacity of the human heart, and marks an important contribution to West Indian literature as a whole.
“An artist in absolute command of her medium.”
Times Educational Supplement
Curdella Forbes is the critically-acclaimed Jamaican author of Songs of Silence (2002); a collection for younger readers, Flying with Icarus and Other Stories (2003); and more recently A Permanent Freedom (Peepal Tree, 2008). She is currently Professor of Caribbean Literature at Howard University, and lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.