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The Company We Kept: Tribes of No Continuing Place

The Company We Kept: Tribes of No Continuing Place

by Frances Viglielmo


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From the Introduction:

The Company We Kept highlights the patriarchal manipulation by Zonian men of a group of young women athletes whose swimming and diving hopes to gain a place on the 1948 Olympics American team are threatened by the twists and turns of a trial wherein two criminals must be punished, accused and accuser, for unacceptable "miscegenation." This fictional trial fills in the bare outline of a real legal procedure in a Zone historic trial, highly problematic, which led to shifts in the political terrain. In the work of imagination the white woman's retraction of the allegation of rape comes as a consequence of a nightmare induced by the addition of an ingredient into her lunch by the West-Indian staff of the mental hospital in which she is placed for "psychosomatic laryngitis." In the dream she is tried by the rainforest creatures of Panama and brought to a high level of conscience by the nightmare lynching of her Jamaican lover.

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ISBN-13: 9781449550264
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/18/2010
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Frances Farrell Viglielmo was brought up at the isthmus, attending schools in both Panama (in Spanish) and the American Canal Zone. She began writing as a school reporter on high school and junior-college activities on the Zone for the English edition of the bilingual newspaper, The Panama American. She has received awards in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she lives with her family, in competitions administered by the National League of American Pen Women.
For her activities for a just peace she has received local and Japanese peace awards.

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