My Love, My Love, Or, the Peasant Girl
Rosa Guy's tropical retelling of "The Little Mermaid" is the gorgeous, tragic love story of Dsire, a beautiful peasant girl who devotes herself to the handsome, aristocratic young man whose life she has saved. When his upper-class fami-ly feels that Dsire's skin is too dark and her family too poor for a boy destined for power and wealth, Dsire proves that she is willing to...more
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In My Love, My Love, the teenaged dreamer here is named Desiree Dieu-Donne, an island Ti Moune (or orphan) who, while without parents, is raised by her affectionate adoptive parents, Tonton Julian an ...more
This is lovely little fairy tale, The Little Mermaid but with a central character that is more ...more
"They know how deep the love of peasant and patron run. How strong the bonds that bind them. But hatred runs deeper. We peasants hate them because they reject our blackness. They hate us because we remind them of theirs..." That explains it.
There is some criticism on this site about the abruptness of the ending but I didn't feel that way at all. I felt like the story resolved and there was nothing more to tell.
Christmas of 2004, and I start reading as many books from the approved BC Ministry of Education book list as I can ... preparing for my final Women's Studies course.
Rosa Guy was raised in the USA from the age of seven and now lives in New York. She immigrated to Harlem, New York in 1932. Soon after, her parents, Henry and Audrey Cuthbert, died. After, she and her sister went to many foster homes. She quit school at age fourteen and took a job to help support her family.
During World War II she joined the American Negro ...more