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The Engine Drivers Daughter is an honest and challenging story of a girl growing up in a country of political unrest and change. A country trying to shake of Colonialism, fighting for freedom and facing riots with many violent deaths. This little island struggles to find identity within its own culture, away from Colonial influences. As the eldest daughter of a staunch Roman Catholic, her life is filled with religious ritual. Through difficult situations she finds strength and emerges as strong and determined, believing for a better future. Sometimes funny, often sad, her journey will enthrall the reader. From a little girl to a young teenager with hopes and dreams, she faces injustice, but shows courage and survives the subtle bullying of small minded people. It is written candidly and with human fragility, giving an inside story to the subject of immigration. This book will surprise and entertain.