Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
When was the last time that you read a book that had three dark skinned women as main characters? Well here is your chance to read about the lives of Delores and her daughters Margot and Thandi. In delving in to this entertaining account about life beyond the resorts and wide beaches of Jamaica we discover a multifaceted world of joy and heart break, love and discrimination.
In this world, Dennis-Benn engages with colourism on the everyday level and shows how mundane and ordinary this structure of violence against those with darker skin tones has become. From the exoticizing of dark skin women, to the desire to bleach skin to employers preferring lighter skin – this novel shows how embedded colourism has become in the Jamaican community and forces the reader to acknowledge its existence.