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Land of Many Colors and Nanna-ya
     

Land of Many Colors and Nanna-ya

by Maryse CondT, Nicole Ball, Leyla Ezdinli
 

ISBN-10: 0803263953

ISBN-13: 9780803263956

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books

Land of Many Colors is set in the fictional city of Fort Pilote in the French Caribbean. It opens with the deaths of a young liberation activist and his mother in 1984. The narrator, a doctor who handles both of these cases, attempts to reconstruct the history of the family through four generations. The doctor’s account illuminates the political and

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Land of Many Colors is set in the fictional city of Fort Pilote in the French Caribbean. It opens with the deaths of a young liberation activist and his mother in 1984. The narrator, a doctor who handles both of these cases, attempts to reconstruct the history of the family through four generations. The doctor’s account illuminates the political and social complexities of race and class distinctions, the legacy of French colonialism that has spawned the movement for independence.

 

Set in Jamaica, Nanna-ya explores the relationships that develop between George, a well-to-do store-owner, his wife, Grace, and his lover, Joyce. Their intertwined histories touch on a variety of racial and gender themes, which are handled with uncommon insight and subtlety. Like Land of Many Colors, Nanna-ya explores the difficulty of reconstructing historical narratives and recovering the experiences of people of color in the Caribbean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803263956
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
113
Sales rank:
652,566
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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