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Powerful forces surge through British Guiana as it transforms into independent Guyana. Margaret must navigate her own independence. Scottish, Portuguese, African: all and none of these, this teenager of the emergent Caribbean learns seduction Hollywood-style, but she belongs to more than a century of transgressions. She kisses forbidden faces, the living colours of colonia ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Kingston University Press
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This is an autobiographical novel of author Maggie Harris’s childhood in Guyana. Growing up in the 1950s and 60s in a time of great change with the coming of independence; a new country trying to find its way after slavery and colonialism. Harris describes the tensions of growing up with the old ways of tradition and discipline being challenged by the cultural changes of the 1960s. The music of 1960s Britain and the Caribbean fuse and there is a sense of change.
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