Biblical Backtalk


Booker’s new project engages the King James bible — a popular version of the text in the Caribbean — in the setting of the people, customs, diction and history of her Caribbean community. This prompt invites you to do the same: which biblical character can you imagine as a citizen of your city/country. How would their story change or be understood differently in that context? What would happen if a bible story occurred in your hometown?

Write your own divine story!

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