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A tale of post-colonial Jamaica from a unique and politically potent perspective, Pao moves from the last days of British rule through periods of unrest at social and economic inequality, through tides of change that will bring about Rastafarianism and the Back to Africa Movement. Pao is an utterly beguiling, unforgettable novel of race, class and creed, love and ambition, and a country in the throes of tumultuous change.
Kerry Young was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to a Chinese-African mother and a Chinese father - a businessman in Kingston's shadow economy who provided inspiration for Pao. Young moved to England in 1965 at the age of ten. She earned her MA in creative writing at Nottingham Trent University. This is her first novel.
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By Pen Name on 04-23-18
A great story thats hard to hear
I absolutly love this book. the story is engaging and interesting and i thurally enjoyed the entire experience. Now my only gripe with this book is that its in broken English all throughout with the exception of a couple Americans and britins who speak proper engliah. but other than that its mostly the same, hard to understand at times, Jamaican English fused with chinese Engrish. It IS an autistic choice and one that i enjoyed but i recommend you try the sample before you buy.