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Book Information: Abeng

Abeng (1984) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Clare is twelve years old, the light-skinned daughter of a middle-class family, growing up among the complex contradictions of class versus color, blood versus history, harsh reality versus delusion, in a colonized country. In language that surrounds us with a richness of meaning and voices, the several strands of young Clare's heritage are explored: the Maroons, who used the conch shell—the abeng—to pass messages as they fought a guerilla struggle against their English enslavers; and the legacy of Clare's white great-great-grandfater, Judge Savage, who burned his hundred slaves on the eve of their emancipation.

Original title: Abeng
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And Multicultural

Edition #1: Abeng

Abeng (1984)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Abeng (September 1, 1995)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Plume (Penguin)
ISBN: 0452274834
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.9 x 0.5
Pages: 176

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