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Beyond The Limbo Silence

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“[A] haunting story . . . Bears witness to the struggles of an African Caribbean woman as she seeks to find her place in America without selling her soul.” –BEBE MOORE CAMPBELL, Author of Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine

When Sara Edgehill is given a scholarship to leave Trinidad and attend a college in Wisconsin, she is thrilled. America, the one she has seen in the movies, is a
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by One World/Ballantine (first published 1998)
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I'm torn between three and four stars on this one. It is a great coming-of-age story about a young woman from Trinadad. She discovers herself sexually, emotionally, and spiritually. Sara's stories of her family in Trinadad and her experiences in Wisconsin are easy to become engrossed in. This book is written well and I found myself not wanting to put it down. The only negative that I have with it is that there is much mention of "obeah"--an African religion of sorts, without much explanation of ...more
Apr 05, 2011 Heidi rated it it was ok
The was a CUNY common reading, so I assigned it and we (Victoria Brown and I) brought her to campus to read, and she was great with them.

Part autobiographical story of Trinidadian girl's coming of age in Wisconsin, in college during the Civil Rights movement. The story bored me reading it a 2nd time.
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Elizabeth Nunez is the award-winning author of multiple titles, the latest of which is her novel Even in Paradise. Her novels Boundaries and Anna In-Between were New York Times Editors’ Choices. Anna In-Between won the 2010 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award and was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Nunez also received the 2015 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in nonfiction f ...more
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