Alison Isaac is a Caribbean-Canadian writer and teacher from Toronto, Canada. Besides Canada, Alison has lived in Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia.
Her story “Legacy” was long listed for the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival’s Emergent Writers short story competition, and named winner of the Rewrite Reads inaugural issue. Her short story “Isa” was also published by Rewrite Reads. Her first children’s book, Kookumbah, was published in December 2020, and her narrative, "Speech Patterns," will be published in Living Hyphen in 2021. You can also find her on Medium.
Kookumbah is about a girl named Sasha who is trying to learn "the rules" at her new school. Her mother—who is too colourful, too loud, and speaks English differently from the others in their new community—isn't helping. After spending an entire weekend "teaching" her mom the new rules by correcting her speech, Sasha is faced with consequences she didn't expect.
- "Dad's Bookshelf..." in the Globe and Mail
- "Speech Patterns" is featured on Living Hyphen's new podcast (Season 1, Episode 5 called "Word Limit")
- Global Narrative started out as a travel blog that was more about people than places. In short, Global Narrative shares stories about artists (and others) influencing culture around the world.