Klobah interrogates power structures that are historical and multi-layered, going beyond a simple Caribbean-American relationship. ‘Memoir of Repairs to the Colony’ for instance, highlights a defunct leper colony, ‘to insulate colonial guards, Spanish, then American’, on Isla de Cabras. This ailing community of the past is then paralleled with present-day Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in ‘Ricantations’, reminding us of the all-too-real difficulties faced by Puerto Ricans today.

Chloe Lim
Hong Kong Review of Books