'Perceptive, Enlightening, Revelatory'

Written by Areeb Ahmad for bankrupt_bookworm on Sunday, June 13th, 2021

Miller's writing is clear and precise. He has the innate talent of reaching into the hearts of things, plumbing their hidden depths, to reveal rich meanings lifted by richer imagination.

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Miller's examination of the things and people that influenced him, from other writers to preachers, pastors, and Sisters, shed a light on his writing style and explain the prosodic elements of his language and what he hopes to achieve with writing. He also explores his relationship with religion, being a part of it and taking leave of it, and how it always casts a light on how he sees the world. Another running idea is of home and belonging, his experience of Scotland and his complex vision of Jamaica. It is a splendid collection altogether, magnificent.

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The Kei Miller bug bit me in January and six months later I'm reading five of his books in June which will leave me with three more to go. I plan to finish them all, at least the ones still in print, by the end of this year. 

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RATING: 5/5.
Perceptive, Enlightening, Revelatory.