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Posted October 30, 2005
Cliff¿s ¿Abeng¿ is a powerful nuance that captures the true essence of life in colonized Jamaica and the powerful yet tragic implications of race, class and sexism in this oppressive environment. The use of the Jamaican dialect, Patois, creates the true to life feeling that exist in the novel. Cliff has truly shown what the Jamaican motto, ¿Out of many, one people,¿ means on the genealogical development of the Jamaican people. Her subtle authoritative tone highlights the diabolic effects from slavery to colonialism, which also pushed females in subjectivity. A must read especially for young Jamaican women searching for their true identity as a human being. I am happy my English literature professor, Dr. Carlyle Thompson, included this novelty in our readings.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 1, 2004
Claire Savage is the child- woman who emerges at the centre of this exquistely written work.The reader cannnot help but fall in love with Claire's story and the beauty of Michelle Cliff's writing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.