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Zalika Reid-Benta

River Mumma (2023)

Frying Plantain (2019)

Zalika Reid-Benta’s debut novel River Mumma has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist Magazine. It was the October 2023 pick for the CityLine book club and has been listed as one of the best fiction books of 2023 on numerous platforms. Reid-Benta's short story collection Frying Plantain won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Literary Fiction. Frying Plantain was nominated for many awards, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Toronto Book Award, and the Trillium Book Award. Her picture book, Twelve Days of Jamaican Christmas, will be published in 2025.

Zalika Reid-Benta
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