Sheer Bliss. A Creole Journey

Release date: November 2020, University of West Indies Press.

Eliot Bliss was a white, Creole and lesbian writer who defied the strict cultural norms of British society, both when living in the Jamaican colony and in England, where she sought freedom to be herself.

This book follows the story of a continent-hopping search for lost literary manuscripts. The writer of these manuscripts was Eliot Bliss, a white Creole woman who published two successful books in the 1930s in London (Saraband and Luminous Isle), and was hailed as a “new literary voice.” Most of Bliss’s unpublished writings were ultimately found under a bed in Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire, England – 14 years after her death.