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Lionheart Gal by Honor Ford Smith
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Sep 19, 10

bookshelves: caribbean, 2010
Read from September 03 to 16, 2010

This book was a very eye-opening read to the lives of women in Jamaica in the 1970s and 1980s, the use of Patois/Creole, and women-women and women-men relations there. While the book is quite useful, and at times very moving, it does take time to get used to reading the Patois, especially rhythmically. I found it helpful to read sections aloud. I would highly recommend this book to readers interested in gaining a much richer understanding of Jamaican and global women's issues, Jamaica in the 1970s and 80s, and Jamaican urban life.
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