Review: Merle Collins “Angel”

by writereaderly

merle collins angelMy first Grenadian novel. It covers the 30-odd years leading up to the US invasion in 1983, with the attendant political and social changes wrought by the fall of the plantation system, the end of British rule and the coming of Black Power and feminism to small, exploited Grenada. Partly written in Grenadian English, it takes a while to get into the rhythm – but I enjoyed reading about a country and history which had never crossed my life or reading before. Interesting and recommended.

Where it came from: Opshop
Time and manner of reading:
A few days of kaleidoscoping
Where it went: Farm bookshelf
Reminds me of/that:
Who I’d recommend it to:
Cultural explorers
Also reading: Being Alive edited by Neil Astley

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