Please welcome PEACHES LEDWIDGE!
Livia, thanks for hosting the fourth day of my virtual book tour. Day Laughs, Night Cries: Fifteen is a true mother-daughter story about a shattering event that happens between a mother and her daughter (Peaches) in a dark room. The event threatens to destroy the mother-daughter relationship.
The theme today is culture. Aspects of culture in Jamaica (primarily), Canada and the US leak through the pages of the book. The main character, for example, consciously or unconsciously, does not always conform to society’s dominant and subcultures.
However, culture operates as part of your DNA. Your identity. It is passed on to you and you wear it as a badge though you may think it is invisible. You cannot shed it if you have lived it long enough to remember it. The food you ate, the music you heard and danced to, the clothing you wore, the religion you practiced, and the language you spoke will not leave you totally. You will carry it wherever you go. In Day Laughs, Night Cries: Fifteen, Peaches remembers her culture even she when does not want to remember it.
Reflection: Do not ignore your culture. It is part of your identity whether you like it or not. Understand how it has shaped your perception of yourself and others.
I wish you much success!