The Polished Hoe

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Price
$13.99  $13.01
Publisher
Amistad Press
Publish Date
Pages
480
Dimensions
5.28 X 8.04 X 1.15 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060557621

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Reviews

"A well-crafted novel."--Austin American-Statesman
"If the literary gods are feeling fair, Clarke will now receive attention from U.S. readers."--Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Magnificent. . . The Polished Hoe oozes unrequited love and seduction under duress."--San Antonio Express-News
"The beauty of the novel...lies in the poetry of its telling and the marvelous voice of Mary-Mathilda...a marvelous creation. It bubbles with the voices of a now-vast literature of the African diaspora."--Washington Post Book World
"Mesmerizing....steeped in slavery, colonialism, and sexual exploitation."--New York Times Book Review
"Endlessly fascinating...creatively executed....[The Polished Hoe] is certain to be met with critical acclaim in the U.S."--Booklist
"Lyrical...seductive...hypnotic....In this politically engaged novel, we are reminded that when it comes to colonialism, one never comes to any sort of final understanding."--Houston Chronicle
"Clarke's waltzing speech rhythms and sly humor, reminiscent of V. S. Naipaul...[contribute] to a Wagnerian crescendo."--Boston Globe
"[An] eloquent, richly detailed novel . . . .[that] unfolds through brilliantly written dialogue."--Publishers Weekly
"The story will captivate readers."--Daily Oklahoman
"Uncommonly talented, Clarke sees deeply, and transmits his visions and perceptions so skillfully that reading him is an adventure."--Publishers Weekly