The Ginger MacIntosh Clan of Saint Kitts
Jackie Kay continues our series of three brand new stories recorded in front of a Glasgow audience at The Empire Cafe in Glasgow. Each of our authors will be turning their attention to some of the products of Empire and the Atlantic slave trade at this commonwealth themed cafe and literary venue. The Empire Cafe is opening specially for the Games period and is run by award winning thriller writer Louise Welsh. Each story will focus on one product of Empire.
Jackie Kay has chosen ginger, playfully weaving in connections between Scotland and the Caribbean in a story set in Saint Kitts.
Leading Scottish writer Jackie Kay grew up in Glasgow. Her award-winning memoir Red Dust traced her journey to meet her Nigerian birth father. Her recent short story collection Reality Reality is published by Pan Macmillan.
Jackie Kay, Fred D'Aguiar and Kei Miller will be reading at the Empire Cafe in the Briggait in Glasgow's Merchant City (where the merchants would have kept look out for their ships docking with goods from the commonwealth and sent an assistant running to greet them).
Produced by Allegra McIlroy.