Swimming with Fishes
Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm
Jacaranda Books Art Music
OverviewSet in rural Jamaica, Swimming With Fishes evokes the pain of a love affair between a London-born businessman and a native Jamaican and how that affair grows beyond either of their expectations. Sickle Cell Anaemia sufferer, Kat wants a baby more than life itself. When the town herbalist foretells of a man from across the ocean who will father her child, Kat’s hopes intensify into a dream that must come true.
Her encounter with Londoner Ben years later edges the prediction toward reality. Their friendship develops into an all-consuming love to which they both surrender. However unknown to Ben, Kat is a sickle cell sufferer and unknown to Kat, Ben is already married.