Buxton Spice by Oonya Kempadoo

Buxton Spice by Oonya Kempadoo

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In the chaotic, multicultural atmosphere of Golden Grove, with African, Asian, Native American and "Putagee" voices mingling to create an exhuberant language of Guyana's own, four little girls, two sets of sisters all on the brink of puberty, are growing up.

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A novel of sexual awakening, against the chaotic background of 70's Guyana from a glowing and distinctive new Afro Caribbean voice. In the chaotic multi cultural atmosphere of Golden Grove, with African, Asian, Native American and Putagee voices mingling to create an exuberant language of Guyana's own, 4 little girls, 2 sets of sisters, all on the brink of puberty, are growing up. The town is peopled by vivid, stormy types 4 mad people, sexy Marilyn, Rasta types, strict Catholic Portuguese mothers and slightly less strict hindu ones, teachers, politicians, ministers, and the world, for the girls, is full of daily wonder and a constant assessing of just how far they can go. Against the background of their growing up is the disintegrating of the state they live in, an encroaching but mysterious political threat as state control tightens. The narrator and her sister Tammy live in a liberated household, their father thought to side with the opposition. Their friedns, Judy and Rachel from the giant De Abro family next door have to contend with obsessively strict parents. Between them, they manage to make a free world for themselves, until the night when the Government cracks down and the girls are caught up in the mayhem.

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SKU GOR007131016
Title Buxton Spice
Author By (author) Oonya Kempadoo
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 1998
Number of Pages 156
ISBN 10 1861591217
ISBN 13 9781861591210
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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A novel of sexual awakening, against the chaotic background of 70's Guyana from a glowing and distinctive new Afro Caribbean voice. In the chaotic multi cultural atmosphere of Golden Grove, with African, Asian, Native American and Putagee voices mingling to create an exuberant language of Guyana's own, 4 little girls, 2 sets of sisters, all on the brink of puberty, are growing up. The town is peopled by vivid, stormy types 4 mad people, sexy Marilyn, Rasta types, strict Catholic Portuguese mothers and slightly less strict hindu ones, teachers, politicians, ministers, and the world, for the girls, is full of daily wonder and a constant assessing of just how far they can go. Against the background of their growing up is the disintegrating of the state they live in, an encroaching but mysterious political threat as state control tightens. The narrator and her sister Tammy live in a liberated household, their father thought to side with the opposition. Their friedns, Judy and Rachel from the giant De Abro family next door have to contend with obsessively strict parents. Between them, they manage to make a free world for themselves, until the night when the Government cracks down and the girls are caught up in the mayhem.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007131016
Title Buxton Spice
Author By (author) Oonya Kempadoo
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 1998
Number of Pages 156
ISBN 10 1861591217
ISBN 13 9781861591210
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No