Rebel Women Lit (Jherane Patmore) – Jamaica

Jherane is the founder and head cook and bottle washer of Rebel Women Lit, a literary community based in Jamaica with members across the world. Rebel Women Lit has grown from a book club into a community library, bookstore, podcast, and creator of the most fearsome literary art events that centers underrepresented voices.


 

The One About Augustown by Kei Miller Like A Real Book Club

How long can you keep down people who were made to fly? Augustown is a poetic novel that is grounded in the (hi)story of a prominent preacher and Pan-African activist Alexander Bedward who was said to have claimed that he could fly. Kei Miller reimagined this story as an allegory of the Black Jamaican struggle to EXIST in a society that invalidates their humanity. From hairstyles in schools to police officers playing football with guns on their shoulders, Kristina, Ashley and Jherane discuss the ways colonialism and all of his friends continues to be the foundation of modern Jamaica in their review of Augustown. Start your chores, start your commute or whatever you usually do while listening to podcasts and chat with us about what the not-so-fictitious happenings of Augustown. To support Rebel Women Lit's projects including Like A Real Book Club, become a sustaining member: rebelwomenlit.com/join#sustaining Follow us on Social Media @RebelWomenLit
  1. The One About Augustown by Kei Miller
  2. The One About Read Across Jamaica Day & Libraries
  3. The One With Jacqueline Bishop
  4. The One About bell hooks' 'All About Love'
  5. The One About Sarah Ladipo Manyika's Like A Mule Bringing Ice-Cream to the Sun