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No Telephone to Heaven

No Telephone to Heaven

ISBN: 9780452275690
  • Author: Cliff
  • Condition: New
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A brilliant Jamaican-American writer takes on the themes of colonialism, race, myth, and political awakening.

Originally published in 1987, this critically acclaimed novel is the continuation of the story that began in Abeng following Clare Savage, a mixed-race woman who returns to her Jamaican homeland after years away. In this deeply poetic novel, Clare must make sense of her middle-class childhood memories in contrast with another side of Jamaica which she is only now beginning to see: one of extreme poverty. And Jamaica--almost a character in the book--comes to life with its extraordinary beauty, coexisting with deep human tragedy.

Through the course of the book, Clare sees the violence that rises out of extreme oppression, the split loyalties of a colonized person, and what it means to be neither white nor Black in that environment. The result is a deeply moving, canonical work.
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