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Cecil Foster tells the tale of an estranged mother and daughter caught in the web of a crushing poverty and the immigration bureaucracy.  Moving from the warm spiritual life of Jamaica to the cold isolation of Toronto, Sleep On, Beloved follows Ona Morgan she leaves her Jamaican home and her newborn daughter Suzanne to pave the way for a new life in Canada.  Thwarted by th ...more
Unknown Binding, 325 pages
Published April 25th 1995 by Random House Canada (first published 1995)
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The old adage that admonishes us to not judge a book by its cover certainly applies to Sleep On, Beloved. Even when I read the summary on the cover I wasn’t expecting the book to be so deep. The novel has two themes: the dynamics among several generations of a family and the clash of cultures brought on by racism. What I found interesting, yet unexpected, was the similarities between the racism here in the United States and the racism & cultural clashes in Canada.

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