I was sad to hear of the passing of Andrea Levy on 14th February 2019.
Andrea Levy was a hero of mine.
The fact that she took up writing in her thirties and wrote about what she wanted to write about, centring her books on her Jamaican heritage, on being Black British, the Jamaican diaspora and on Jamaica itself has been a great inspiration to me. She created stories that were challenging, interesting and unique. I salute you, Andrea. Rest in peace.