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A stack of books by Caribbean authors..

Literature is the storytelling of culture. A nurturing link connecting people to its soul. Literature Umbilical strives to be an ally of African and Caribbean books by celebrating, advocating, sharing, and respecting these stories. 


We aim to be a curious and committed supporter through analysis and conversation. So that the works of our people will continue to reach universal interest. All while honoring the literature that remains umbilical to home. 

This website features book reviews and interviews with authors and allies of African and Caribbean literature. Enjoy!

A stack of books by Caribbean writers.

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My name is Tricia McCarter

I appreciate you being here! I'm a book junkie by design and I'm incredibly happy that you're here looking for your next great read in African and Caribbean books. 

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