I thought of Zarite (Tete),born a slave in Haiti when it was under French control as San Domingue as a #CaribbeanQueen 👑she is purchased for Valmorain, a Frenchman who inherited his father's sugarcane plantation there. It's been a decade since I read this book while on an Allende phase.
#wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB #CaribbeanQueen I immediately thought of the fascinating Marie Laveau. Although based in New Orleans, she practiced Voodoo which always makes me think of the Caribbean. Her grave is now one of the most visited in New Orleans. Some even say she‘s not really dead.
Josephine Bonaparte was born Rose Tascher on the island of Martinique 🇲🇶 moving to France in her teens for her marriage to Alexandre de Beauharnais. Napoleon changed her name to Josephine #CaribbeanQueen
#thechaseis10 @Cinfhen @TrishB you know my obsession over Anne Hegerty? She will always be my #1 Chaser lol - look at her statistics! 🤣🤣🤣
She may be the queen of quizzes but she isn't a #caribbeanqueen, however, as she's like me & doesn't like the heat! #wanderingjune @BarbaraBB
#WanderingJune One of my favorite Alice Hoffman novels is the story of Rachel Pissarro, mother to Camille Pissarro, a 19th century impressionist painter. Set on the island of St. Thomas we learn about Rachel‘s life as a refugee from Spain and the small Jewish community that formed on St.Thomas following the Inquisition. It‘s a captivating story of a #CaribbeanQueen and her future generations.