Banana Bottom

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974 - 315 pages
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"Bita Plant is adopted and sent to England from Jamaica by white missionary benefactors and returns to her home village of Banana Bottom seven years later a beautiful, cultured young lady. Despite the evangelical guidance of her foster parents and friendship with a white squire, Bita is increasingly drawn to the vitality of her more natural culture with its festivals, superstitions, revival meetings, and passionate courtships."--Back cover.

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This was a gift from my Jamaican father in law, the title is obviously awesome. Claude McKay is a Jamaican writer that was big in the Harlem Renaissance. This book is the story of a country girl that ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Laura - Goodreads

The first book I read for my graduate Caribbean Literature course. It was rather involving and interesting to see how certain events in Bita's life brought on this amazing journey. But most ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Claude McKay (September 15, 1889nbsp;ndash; May 22, 1948) was a Jamaican writer and poet. He was a communist in his early life, but after a visit to the Soviet Union, decided that communism was too disciplined and confining. He was never an actual member of the Communist Party. McKay was involved in the Harlem Renaissance and wrote three novels: Home to Harlem (1928), a best-seller which won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature, Banjo (1929), and Banana Bottom (1933). McKay also authored a collection of short stories, Gingertown (1932), and two autobiographical books, A Long Way from Home (1937) and Harlem: Negro Metropolis (1940). His book of poetry, Harlem Shadows (1922) was among the first books published during the Harlem Renaissance. His book of collected poems, Selected Poems (1953), was published posthumously.

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