In her first novel, Nicole Dennis-Benn reveals the hidden underbelly of Jamaica, the other side of the paradise we see in glossy holiday brochures. Through the eyes of three women, we explore poverty, identity, racism and homophobia. In this multi-layered, stark reality, desperate locals are willing to sell their bodies to make ends meet. Their reliance on tourists to improve their lives is coupled with confused notions of self, where young girls are motivated to bleach their skin and women are willing to sell their bodies. At the centre of this, is Margot, the protagonist who is desperate to conceal her same-sex attraction.
Here Comes the Sun featured in Section 28, our collection that showcased writers from the LGBTQI+ community.