[Every day for the month of February, I will post a brief write-up of a Black author and links to some of their books. Please click the links in the text to find copies of their works.]
Charmaine Wilkerson is a British-Jamaican author whose work explores themes of identity, family, and displacement. Her writing is characterized by its evocative prose and complex, multi-dimensional characters. She has published several works, including short stories and her debut novel, “Black Cake,” which was shortlisted for the 2019 SI Leeds Literary Prize. In addition to her writing, Wilkerson is also an editor and educator, and she has worked to mentor emerging writers from diverse backgrounds. Her contributions to the literary world have been recognized with numerous awards and honors, and her work continues to inspire readers around the world.