Ill Concepts of the Caribbean Woman

Caribbean Women Uncovered

What is your perception of a Caribbean woman? What are the stereotypes, images and opinions that come to mind? The Ill Concepts of The Caribbean Woman openly speaks about the taboos of Caribbean women that usually go unmentioned. These issues are so unspoken that many women have become isolated and consequently lose themselves.

The Ill Concepts of the Caribbean Woman is eleven chapters of entwining social stigmas that affect Caribbean women such as abortion and domestic violence, displayed through different women.

Tiffany is sixteen and pregnant and does not know what to do or who to confide in, as abortion is not an option. To make matters worse her older sister stumbles on her positive pregnancy result. Tiffany’s life is spiralling out of control but she is soon surprised by what she discovers about her sister.

Immersed, you will become engulfed in the lives of these women as their issues collide into each other. Frenzied, each character meanders on a journey of self discovery and self realisation.

All will be revealed as you are lured and held in anticipation for more.

About the author:
Jo-Annah Richards was born in Montserrat and is now located in the UK. She has always had a passion for using words to create vivid and dramatic imagery. Jo-Annah has written poetry, prose, songs and speeches from a young age. At the age of ten she was published in an anthology of poetry called ‘Out of the Mouth of Babes’ in her homeland of Montserrat. Jo-Annah has a LLB Law degree and currently works in the private sector for a financial institution.

Book Information:
Title: The Ill Concepts of The Caribbean Woman Author: Jo-Annah Richards
Publication Date: May 2011 ISBN: 978-1456399290
Price: $19 Pages: 234
Available from: and Size: 5.25″ x 8″