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Electricity Comes To Cocoa Bottom

Authors: Marcia Douglas

Published by Peepal Tree Press

ISBN: 9781900715287

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Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom takes the reader on a journey of light, from the flicker of the firefly in rural Jamaica, through the half-moonlight of the limbo of exile in the USA to the point of arrival and reconnection imaged by the eight-pointed star.

It is also a journey of the voice, traversing back and forth across the Atlantic and across continents, pushing its way through word censors and voice mufflers and ending in tongues of fire.

"Some writers leave their creative handprints in dark caves where only later happenstance may, perhaps, discover them. Some writers stamp their entire selves upon the language, upon a culture, upon literature and upon our consciousness in so intimate, singular, well-illumined and indelible a manner that there can be no mistaking their poems and prose for those of another. Such a writer is Marcia Douglas."
June Owens, The Caribbean Writer

Marcia Douglas was born in England and grew up in Jamaica. Currently she lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.
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