No telephone to heaven by Michelle Cliff

IMG_6279Set in Kingston, Jamaica. Reviewed on 2017/04: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTSiLiwBVOs/

Several people had previously recommended me #cliff so I picked up #notelephonetoheavenrandomly about a week ago. I had no idea the intense beauty and #poetry in her stories. Without hesitating Cliff aims for the complications of life in #jamaica with its million #racial iterations between blacks and whites, its #postcolonial hopes and failures and how does it play in its relationship with #america and #londonHowever the real poetry comes from the internal dialogues the dislocation of its characters when confronted with several realities: what does mean to be black in Jamaica? Or a #mestizo in the #segregated#americansouth ? Or a #jamaican in the #uk ? Some many pressing and important question treated as poetry and viewed through the eyes of characters without even believing in their own answers. #highlyrecommended #michellecliff#kingston #jamaicanliterature #immigrants#nyc @plume_books

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