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Fiction Lesbian

Tongues on Fire

Caribbean Lesbian Lives and Stories

by (author) Rosamund Elwin

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Nov 1997
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 1997
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In Tongues on Fire, Caribbean lesbians speak zami desire honestly and eloquently, loudly and clearly. Narrating their life stories, they claim what has never been acknowledged—lesbian history and continuity in the Caribbean. They collectively honour that history and continuity in fiction sweet with intimacy, sensuality, and memory. Like the lives and stories of Caribbean lesbians, Tongues on Fire is unique. Rosamund Elwin has put together a fine collection that includes well-known writers such as Michelle Cliff, Shani Mootoo, and Makeda Silvera.

About the author

Rosamund and Michele currently live in Toronto. Rosamund likes attending to her plants and romping around with the kids. Michele likes knitting, sewing and bicycling. Rosamund Elwin has been involved in publishing for the past eight years, working on children's and adults' books. Her involvement in publishing children's books sparked her interest in writing for children. This led to the co-written stories Asha's Mums and The Moonlight Hide Seek Club. Rosamund sees publishing first-time writers as cultural activism. She enjoys publishing and wants to see many more of her ideas materialize, including anthologies on lesbians and men, and Caribbean lesbians, both of which she is currently developing.

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