A diasporic quest to find belonging and a way home.
In her collection of essays, Black Cake, Turtle Soup, and Other Dilemmas, Gloria Blizzard explores the deep waters of dislocation in the spaces where art, music, spirit, ecology, race and culture collide. Using traditional narrative essays, hybrid structures and the tools of poetry, she negotiates the complexities of culture, geography and language in an international diasporic quest.
These essays of wayfinding are relevant to anyone exploring issues of belonging — to a family, to a neighbourhood, a group or a country. Within them, the small is profound, the intimate universal, the questions are all relevant and the answers of our times require simultaneous multiple perspectives.
Through the exploration of her own cultural complexities and the universal quest for integration and harmony, this collection will appeal to anyone who has ever tried to find their way home.