Abeng by Michelle Cliff

IMG_6278Set in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Reviewed on 2018/01: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeRZp8FH9J9/

This ferociously individualistic #bildungsroman is built around the idea of #maroons and their role in #jamaican history. However because this is such an individualistic novel, #cliffthrough this #semiautobiographical book forces us to look for the #chains within us all. Obviously when you’re a #mixraced girl discovering your #sexualidentity and living in the eve of major changes in the “new” #jamaica things aren’t given to say the least. A new country? It depends who in the story you ask to. #highlyrecommended#abeng #michellecliff #jamaicanliterature#stelizabeth #prequel #conchshell#plumebooks #comingofage #colonial#retelling

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