by Charmaine Wilkerson
Reviewed by Linda:
Black cake, a dense, rum-soaked dessert, is a Caribbean tradition at festive events. It is also a powerful symbol to the Bennett family who now live far removed from the parents’ roots on the island. On the death of their mother, adult siblings Byron and Bennie are told for the first time many shocking secrets from her life. Throughout the characters wrestle with themes of forgiveness, family, loyalty, and prejudice. A rich and tasty feast.