Karen Lord

Karen Lord is a Barbadian writer known for her speculative fiction novels, including 'Redemption in Indigo', which won the Frank Collymore Literary Award and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and 'The Best of All Possible Worlds'. Her work often explores themes of folklore, mythology, and social and cultural issues.


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  1. 1. Redemption in Indigo

    "Redemption in Indigo" is a fantastical tale that follows the story of Paama, a woman who possesses the ability to control chaos. After leaving her husband, Paama is gifted with the Chaos Stick by the djombi, a group of spirits, which leads to a series of events that challenge her beliefs and values. As she navigates through her newfound power, she must also confront the consequences of her actions and find a way to bring balance to the world. With vibrant characters, rich storytelling, and a unique blend of African folklore and magical realism, "Redemption in Indigo" is a captivating read that explores themes of power, responsibility, and redemption.

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