The book tells the story of a girl from the island of Jamaica and some of the cultural practices she experienced while growing up with her grandma in a rural area on the island.
If you are from the Caribbean the story may have a frame of reference for you, but if you have not experienced Caribbean life, you may not understand the value this book brings to the cultural consciousness dialogue. If for nothing else, everyone should pick up a copy of “My Caribbean Grandma” and read it with a critical eye. It will either inspire cultural pride or addresses culture on a level that most people don’t often get a glimpse of, or understand. The latter will therefore leave you with questions to ask the author or a person from the Caribbean. Keep in mind that all Caribbean people are not the same and have not had the same experiences.