Literature Alive Season 1 ''Tessa Mcwatt''


Literature Alive is a 13-part documentary series that profiles CaribbeanCanadian authors and follows the evolution of Caribbean-heritage fiction from the 1960s through to the hip-hop generation. These revealing and provocative documentaries explore the lives and creative process of these brilliant authors. In doing so, we discover the links between personal experience, ancestry, and migration; between Canada and the Caribbean; between an artist and their art.

One of the documentaries in the series is TESSA MCWATT: HOME. Based in Britain, acclaimed author Tessa McWatt takes a rare trip to Toronto, Canada to visit her family. While there, she discusses her life and work, her past and passions, and her evolving understanding of the concepts of ‘belonging’ and