New Book: Redemption Rain by Jennifer Rahim
Redemption Rain invites the reader into its profound epiphanies through patient revisitation and introspection. Rahim’s voice weaves the explosive power of her lively Trinidadian Creole with the searching intensity of one given to appreciating memory’s redemptive light. A book about the necessary and the unexpected, about costly arrival in the sacred spaces of realization and recognition.
Praise for Redemption Rain
Jennifer Rahim is a poet whose work allows us to feel the vastness and reach of the Caribbean... Her authority is rooted in her attentiveness, and her good mannerly humour emphasizes the unflinching honesty with which she engages the toughness and vulnerability of the world. — Earl Lovelace, author of Is Just a Movie.
Here ... is a poetry that speaks directly to our sense of human belonging, our recognition of smallness within vastness, our experiential encounters with love and loss. — S Rose-Ann Walker, The University of Trinidad and Tobago
Jennifer Rahim is a critic, poet, and short-story writer. Her creative publications include three volumes of poetry, Mothers Are Not the Only Linguists (1992), Between the Fence and the Forest (2002) and Approaching Sabbaths (2009), and a collection of short stories, Songster and Other Stories (2007). Approaching Sabbaths was awarded the 2010 Casa de las Américas Prize for best book in the category Caribbean Literature in English or Creole. She is also a co-editor of two collections of essays, Beyond Borders: Cross Culturalism and the Caribbean Canon (UWI Press 2009) and Created in the West Indies: Caribbean Perspectives on VS Naipaul (Ian Randle, 2010). She is a senior lecturer in literature at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
Redemption Rain will be available
April 30, 2011
Pre-order from bookstores or the TSAR website