Wednesday, 23 December 2009

BOOK NEWS: Hutchinson releases Kin Teet Kibba Heart Bun

CULTURE MAVEN: Joan Andrea Hutchinson releases new book.

Author and raconteur Joan Andrea Hutchinson continues her mission to document and preserve aspects of Jamaican life and culture with her new book and CD, Kin Teet Kibba Heart Bun.

Hutchinson’s new volume encompasses traditional activities such as the peeling pineapples and using the skin to make juice; using the coconut milk then making gizzada and grater cake from the trash; converting overnight rice to rice porridge; and frying overnight dumplings for breakfast; bleaching white clothes on a zinc with lime and salt; and turning the collar on a shirt to extend the wear, among many others.

Kin Teet Kibba Heart Bun is the culmination of four years of research Hutchinson conducted with Jamaicans from every corner of society. Overall, it represents a composite and delightfully presented blend of information spanning decades of Jamaican life. It is sure to find favour with Jamaicans both at home and abroad.

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