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Woman, Hold Your Head and Cry

Authors: Clyde Knight

Published by Peepal Tree Press

ISBN: 9780948833298

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When Marie Webster, first year U.W.I. student, in half-hearted rebellion against her middle-class family, becomes involved with Singer, one of the 'riff raffs' her father despises, she enters a Jamaica whose existence she has only guessed at.

What begins as an adventure turns to deadly earnest as she is drawn deeper into the turbulent life of the West Kingston yards. What follows tests her sincerity to the full. In particular, she has to map out the terms of her relationship with Singer, to deal with the contradictions between his struggle for freedom and his tendency to oppress her.

"Knight is a sinewy writer whose hard words and believable people make real Caribbean urban life and struggle come bursting from his pages."
Chris Searle, Morning Star

Clyde Knight is a Jamaican. His first novel, We Shall Not Die, was published in 1983. He is a research engineer and teaches at UWI, Mona.
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