Black Cake


Upmarket Fiction

UK Publication

Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph, February 2022

US Publication

Penguin Random House / Ballantine, February 2022

Film & TV

Kapital Entertainment/ OWN / Hulu

Press and Reviews

A story as meaningful as it is delicious. At turns delightfully juicy and then stunningly wise, Black Cake is a winner.”

An extremely assured debut which pulls in threads and echoes from across the Caribbean diaspora to deliver a rich, complex and really satisfying novel.”

The scenes are so well drawn I could almost taste the cake. My heart broke and was put back together. Bravo.”

A special, beautifully written novel that's as rich and intoxicating as the Jamaican rum cake of its title.”

A roiling soup of family secrets, big lies, great loves, bright colours and strong smells.”