Posts Tagged ‘Jamaica’

Pao by Kerry Young

Shortlisted for 2012 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Shortlisted for 2011 Costa Prize for Fiction Five words from the blurb: Jamaica, Chinatown, business, political, transforming Pao is only fourteen-year-old when he arrives in Jamaica in 1938; fleeing the violence of the Chinese revolution. He finds a home with his mother and brother in Chinatown and they try […]

The Long Song – Andrea Levy

 Long listed for Orange Prize 2010  The Long Song is set on Jamaica and follows July, a young slave girl, during the last few years of slavery and after she is granted freedom.  The book is very different in style to Andrea Levy’s last book, Orange Prize winning Small Island, but I think they are both good in […]

Small Island – Andrea Levy

  Winner of the 2004 Orange Prize, Winner of 2004 Whitbread Prize (now Costa) Small Island is a book I have been meaning to read for a very long time, but for some reason it never really grabbed my attention and kept sinking down the TBR pile. In an effort to prevent it from becoming lost forever […]