Xuela is the daughter of a Carib woman and a Scottish African policeman living on the island of Dominica. Her mother dies in childbirth and she is quickly sent to live with a washer woman by her father, a man more concerned with accumulating wealth than caring for his motherless child. Xuela grows up having never know love from another person and in short order learns to survive by worshiping and loving herself completely.
Original title: Autobiography of my Mother
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction