Free online ebook download Abeng in English by Michelle Cliff

Abeng

Abeng

by Michelle Cliff

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
ISBN: 9780452274839
Pages: 176
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 5 Mb
Date posting: 2020-07-11
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Ever since Abeng was first published in 1984, Michelle Cliff has steadily become a literary force. Her novels evoke both the clearly delineated hierarchies of colonial Jamaica and the subtleties of present-day island life. Nowhere is her power felt more than in Clare Savage, her Jamaican heroine, who appeared, already grown, in No Telephone to Heaven. Abeng is a kind of prequel to that highly-acclaimed novel and is a small masterpiece in its own right. Here Clare is twelve years old, the light-skinned daughter of a middle-class family, growing up among the complex contradictions of class versus color, blood versus history, harsh reality versus delusion, in a colonized country. In language...