Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Sabrina Ramnanan's "Nothing Like Love" Book Launch at Rhum Corner | Event Recap

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the book launch for Sabrina Ramnanan's Nothing Like Love at Rhum Corner!

Nothing Like Love by Sabrina Ramnanan

Nothing Like Love is a hilarious novel with vivid imagery and a spectacular cast of characters. It's 1974 in Chance, Trinidad, and 18-year-old Vimla Narine has a great job lined up at Saraswati Hindu School. But one night, she's caught holding hands with Krishna Govind, the village pundit's son. Her job offer is rescinded, shame brought upon her family, Krishna forced to move away - everything seems to fall apart. Together with her best friend, Minty, Vimla devises a plan to get Krishna back.

Rhum Corner

The launch took place at Rhum Corner, a cool little place with a great ambiance. We sat in brightly coloured chairs while we ate fried plantains and spicy fish patties; behind the bar we could see a wall lined with alcohol labeled according to its country of origin.

Sabrina Ramnanan
Sabrina gave a lovely, heartfelt speech to kick off the launch - she said that when people ask how long it took her to write Nothing Like Love, she usually says "four years", but she believes it really began in Grade 1 when she wrote the sentence "I want to be a writer". It was very clear how happy and humbled she was by the publication of her book.

It was a fun, lively night spent with my friends, fellow bloggers and the lovely ladies over at Random House, in a venue packed to the brim with supporters!

I'm excited to bring you my full review soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for that!

Nothing Like Love is available for purchase in hardcover (see Chapters/Indigo and Amazon) and as an ebook (see Kobo).

Photos by nikkitheknack


  1. Her speech was so lovely and so incredibly inspiring! :D

    1. Yes! I may or may not have (but definitely did) teared up :')