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How to love a Jamaican : stories

Author: Alexia Arthurs
Publisher: London : Picador, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret – these are the tensions at the heart of Alexia Arthurs’ debut book about Jamaican immigrants and their families back home. Some stories ask big questions about the things that define a person, others explode small moments of deep significance and lasting effect. Sweeping from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City, How to Love  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexia Arthurs
ISBN: 1509883622 9781509883622
OCLC Number: 1076659331
Description: 239 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Light-skinned girls and Kelly Rowlands --
Mash up love --
Slack --
Bad behavior --
Island --
Mermaid River --
The ghost of Jia Yi --
How to love a Jamaican --
On shelf --
We eat our daughters --
Shirley from a small place.
Responsibility: Alexia Arthurs.

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Set in Jamaica and America, How to Love a Jamaican is about Jamaicans who leave and stay, and the issues they face in the modern world. Zadie Smith, NoViolet Bulawayo and Carmen Maria Machado have  Read more...

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A must-read this summer * Elle.com * Jamaican immigrant and return-migration stories told with unsentimental honesty. Eleven short stories examine the immigrant experience through the prism of place, Read more...

 
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