Michelle Cliff (Author)
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Penguin Publishing Group
May 01, 2008
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
Michelle Cliff (1946-2016) was a Jamaican-American author whose writing explored colonialism and racism. Her body of work includes novels, Abeng, its sequel, No Telephone to Heaven, Free Enterprise, and Into the Interior; short story collections, The Store of a Million Items and Bodies of Water; and poetry collections, The Land of Look Behind and Claiming an Identity They Taught Me to Despise.
"The beauty and authority of her writing are coupled with profound insight."
--New York Times Book Review
"Jamaican history, lore, and lanscape are evocatively re-created in this multilayered novel. ... Through its richness and diversity of detail, Abeng achieves a timeless universality."
"Powerful and often lyric ... an important work."
--Publisher's Weekly "Abeng is a solid achievement, a book that offers a wealth of history and culture. ... [Cliff's] perception of character, her receptivity to sensuous detail, her rendering of the language, make our journey ... a richly textured experience."