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The Book of Night Women (Hardback)
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The Book of Night Women (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 03/08/2009
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From a young writer who radiates charisma and talent comes a sweeping, stylish historical novel of Jamaican slavery written in the spirit of Toni Morrison and Alice Walker but in a style all his own. Described by the "New York Times" as 'both beautifully written and devastating', "The Book of Night Women" is a startling, hard-edged dissection of slavery - a true tour de force of both voice and storytelling. At the heart of the novel is the extraordinary character of Lilith, a spirited slave girl struggling to transcend the violence into which she is born, her story narrated in one of the boldest literary voices to grace the page. Overflowing with high drama and heartbreak, at its centre is the conspiracy of the Night Women, a clandestine council of fierce slave women plotting an island-wide revolt. Rebellions simmer, incidents of sadism and madness run rampant, and the tangled web of power relationships dramatically unravels amid dangerous secrets, unspoken jealousies, inhuman violence, and very human emotion.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781851687084
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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“The Book of Night Women”

In Brief: dark, bloody, but mesmerizing account of slavery and rebellion in Jamaica. "Six tell six tell six", and in a secret cave slave women plan an uprising and a terrible revenge... This was a hard book... More

Hardback edition
9th August 2009
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“Amazing book”

I loved this book, it's really insightful, incredibly heart breaking but amazingly written. It did take me a while to get used to the style at first, but I got used to it after 3 or 4 chapters, and was unable to... More

Paperback edition
19th January 2012
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“The Book of Night Women”

The Book of Night Women is a quite astonishing book. It is written with such feeling and sensitivity that at times you have to remind yourself that these thoughts were written by a man and not from the heart of a... More

Hardback edition
22nd July 2009
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