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Woman, Hold Your Head and Cry

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.

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Author(s)
Clyde Knight
ISBN
9780948833298
Pages
184
Price
£8.99
Classification
Fiction, Novels
Setting
Jamaica
Date published
1 Jul 1994

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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Clyde Knight

Jos Clyde Knight was born in a small village in the hills of rural Jamaica in 1951. His parents were impoverished hill farmers. He currently resides in Trinidad and Tobago.

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