Description : For all of my readers who enjoyed my first book of poetry, I am about to give birth… I have another book coming soon. I carried them for many months, now they are long overdue. That’s why I am sharing them with you. Take them to church, read them at home, apply them to your lives…you won’t go wrong. Some of my poems are fi lled with laughter, some illustrate pain. Some tell what happens when one calls on Jesus’ name. I need you, once again to take this ride with me. I promise it will be adventurous and you’ll want to confide. From the Author of “Dat Ain’t All”
Description : This book tells of experiences throughout life, which started in a very humble setting in the countryside of Trinidad. It tells of surviving two different cultures. Tells of the many setbacks and of personal experiences on 911. There is poetry, a bit of history, humor, sadness and most of all, how to hold strong onto Gods promises. Ah little bit ah Dis, Ah little bit ah Dat will hold your interest throughout.
Description : Included in In the Kitchen with Papa Wiltz are my favorite Cajun-Creole and Mexican-American recipes. You'll see recipes for Albondigas Soup, Beignets, Biscochitos, Jambalaya, Quesadillas, Red Beads and Rice, Shrimp Etouffee, etc. which are well-known classics.
Description : As Flies to Whatless Boys has been longlisted for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award! Winner of the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize! Included in World Literature Today's Nota Benes, Summer 2014 One of Edwidge Danticat's Best Books of 2013, the New Yorker A Favorite Novel of 2013, Tin House "William's account of young love attests to Antoni's fluency in the poetry of nostalgia. In words as vibrant as the personalities he creates, Antoni deftly captures unconquered territories and the risks we’re willing to take exploring them." --Publishers Weekly "The emotional influence of Willy’s narrative--his loving descriptions of the people who surround him--is profoundly effective...Strikes strong emotional chords." --Kirkus Reviews "Antoni...has written a novel epic in scope that...is driven by outbursts of fine writing." --Booklist "A rollicking 19th-century colonial tale blends history with imagination." --Library Journal "Robert Antoni gracefully combines layers of idealism, love, and a plague of the Black Vomit in this historical novel." --World Literature Today "It brings the travails and small delights of Willy Tucker to the centre stage of our imaginings, asking only that we accompany him on this unforgettable voyage." --Caribbean Beat "This tragic historical novel, accented with West Indian cadence and captivating humour, provides an unforgettable glimpse into 19th-century T&T. The book’s narrator, Willy, falls headover-heels for the enthralling and wise Marguerite Whitechurch. Coming from the gentry, Marguerite is a world away from Willy's labouring class." --The Trinidad Guardian, one of the Best Caribbean Books of the Year "Reminds us that storytelling is fundamental to the human condition...A contending classic of postcolonial literature." --Trinidad Guardian, Review/2014 OCM Bocas Prize Feature "Reminds us that storytelling is fundamental to the human condition...A contending classic of postcolonial literature." --Trinidad Guardian, 2014 OCM Bocas Prize Feature "I have been hooked on Robert Antoni since his first novel, Divina Trace. His new one, As Flies to Whatless Boys, is a marvel of narrative and documents, which collide to create a book that is at times breathtaking and tragic and at other times laugh-out-loud hilarious." --Edwidge Danticat, who selected As Flies to Whatless Boys as a Best Book of 2013 for the New Yorker‘s Page-Turner Blog "A bittersweet coming-of-age tale of tragedy, chicanery, high ideals, harsh realities, and the hard choice between love and family duty, As Flies to Whatless Boys is highly recommended." --Midwest Book Review "As Flies to Whatless Boys is a kind of complex word game, a historical narrative in a lilting Caribbean accent, wrapped around with an oddball love story in a wild form of English that seems to create itself as it goes along. In between, snippets of contemporary records provide foils for both these linguistic inventions." --Historical Novel Society In 1845 London, an engineer, philosopher, philanthropist, and bold-faced charlatan, John Adolphus Etzler, has invented machines that he thinks will transform the division of labor and free all men. He forms a collective called the Tropical Emigration Society (TES), and recruits a variety of London citizens to take his machines and his misguided ideas to form a proto-socialist, utopian community in the British colony of Trinidad. Among his recruits is a young boy (and the book's narrator) named Willy, who falls head-over-heels for the enthralling and wise Marguerite Whitechurch. Coming from the gentry, Marguerite is a world away from Willy's laboring class. As the voyage continues, and their love for one another strengthens, Willy and Marguerite prove themselves to be true socialists, their actions and adventures standing in stark contrast to Etzler's disconnected theories. Robert Antoni's tragic historical novel, accented with West Indian cadence and captivating humor, provides an unforgettable glimpse into nineteenth-century Trinidad & Tobago.
Description : In reading Acts of Betrayal you are going to discover that I do not spend a lot of time describing the neighborhoods I have lived in or homes in which I grew up in, such as the type curtains in our house, the type of plates we ate on or what the houses on my blocked looked like that many writers use to give you a visual to image of what they saw. For this particular book I felt that unimportant descriptions of ones home or the neighborhood are immaterial with the exception of course of the Acts of Betrayal themselves that are perhaps going on within your home or the home of someone you know and the acts themselves are the issue that I wish to convey here today. What is material is that you recognize that someone is crying out for help and that you take responsibility in informing the authorities or your local agency that there maybe an atrocity taking place.
Description : The Land of Nod is based on a true store of the life and times of Jerrell Dean Thomas. Born after the Civil War in north east Texas, Jerrell Dean Porter was the only daughter of Robert Terrell Porter a wealthy liberal Christian Plantation owner who was also a former slave owner, and Louisa Love (Lou) a 15 year old former slave girl from the Porter Plantation. Because of her appearance, and an elaborate deception, Jerrell Dean Porter passed for white while being raised by her aunt Pearlee. She would eventually choose love over privilege and fully embrace the ramifications of her choice. It’s a story about love and lust, of loyalty and betrayal, of evil and kindness, tolerance, compassion, respect and hope. It’s a story about the slow progress of fairness and personal freedom against tremendous and formidable obstacles like constant threats of violence, racism, sexism and homophobia. This entertaining story is full of colorful characters with a wide variety of twists and unexpected turns.
Description : This book is based on collections passed through generations from my mother, Bea, my grandmother, Honey and my great-great grandmother, Maah. It shares Maah’s journey from the Upcountry of Abbeville, South Carolina to the Lowcountry of Charleston and the sayings and food that fed their lives. My family loved to cook and share their meals with others and this book incorporates Honey Bea’s family’s recipes for simple meals from days gone by and their sayings, and stories for wisdom along with the Gullah Geechie heritage. At the end, I want to encourage you to research, preserve, write and publish your own family’s story.