How To Say Babylon (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
2023-10-03
Förlag
Fourth Estate Ltd
Dimensioner
240 x 159 x 31 mm
Vikt
560 g
ISBN
9780008491284

How To Say Babylon

A Jamaican Memoir

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2023-10-03
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2024 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION Lushly written and heart-stoppingly gripping BERNARDINE EVARISTO Dazzling. Potent. Vital TARA WESTOVER A story about hope, imagination and resilience GUARDIAN An extraordinary and inspiring memoir of family, education and resilience, from award-winning poet Safiya Sinclair. There was more than one way to be lost, more than one way to be saved. Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where luxury hotels line pristine white sand beaches, Safiya Sinclair grew up guarding herself against an ever-present threat. Her father, a volatile reggae musician and strict believer in a militant sect of Rastafari, railed against Babylon, the corrupting influence of the immoral Western world just beyond their gate. To protect the purity of the women in their family he forbade almost everything: nowhere but home and school, no friends but this family and no future but this path. Her mother did what she could to bring joy to her children with books and poetry. But as Safiyas imagination reached beyond its restrictive borders, her burgeoning independence brought with it ever greater clashes with her father. Soon she realised that if she was to live at all, she had to find some way to leave home. But how? In seeking to understand the past of her family, Safiya Sinclair takes readers inside a world that is little understood by those outside it and offers an astonishing personal reckoning. How to Say Babylon is an unforgettable story of a young womans determination to live life on her own terms. I adored this book Unforgettable Elif Shafak, author of The Island of Missing Trees Electrifying Observer To read it is to believe that words can save Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings An essential memoir Jesmyn Ward, author of Sing, Unburied, Sing Full of courage and poetry Has the power of truth telling Monique Roffey, author of The Mermaid of Black Conch Atmospheric and completely absorbing, this is a fascinating story lushly told Diana Evans, author of A House for Alice Breathless, scorching the books a banquet New York Times
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Safiya Sinclair was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is the author of Cannibal, winner of a Whiting Writers Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Metcalf Award in Literature, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Poetry, and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Cannibal was selected as one of the American Library Associations Notable Books of the Year, was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the Seamus Heaney First Book Award in the UK, and was longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Nation, Poetry and elsewhere. She is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Arizona State University.