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Abeng by Michelle Cliff

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English


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Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7348902M
ISBN 100140153144
ISBN 109780140153149

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Abeng, the first of Cliff’s three novels, is a subversive history of Jamaica, as well as a coming-of-age story of bi-racial girl Clare Savage. Through her efforts to understand her surroundings and her own place in the world, Clare gradually uncovers the terrible experiences, past and present, shaping the lives of . The memoir Abeng is a fickle beast— it pretty much takes the form of nonfiction but sometimes it dabbles so much in fiction that it becomes a creatively written novel with keen inspiration from the author’s life. Abeng cannot be said to be a straight memoir in spite of the fact that Cliff borrows heavily from her own life, childhood, and Author: Michelle Cliff. “Abeng is a solid achievement, a book that offers a wealth of history and culture. [Cliff’s] perception of character, her receptivity to sensuous detail, her rendering of the language, make our journey a richly textured experience.”.   It is a striking and powerful is a coming-of-age story about a bi-racial adolescent girl in Jamaica who must face questions of race, class, sexuality, dominant ideology and identity. The book is also a stirring exploration of the fragility of friendship; it 5/5(2).

The Question and Answer section for Abeng is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. F.A.Q.s by Allegra Goodman, describe the state of Melanie and Dan’s marriage. Dan and Melanie's marriage is fraught with arguments and : Michelle Cliff. Book Depository Books With Free Delivery Worldwide: Box Office Mojo Find Movie Box Office Data: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics: CreateSpace Indie Print Publishing Made Easy: DPReview Digital Photography: East Dane Designer Men's Fashion: Fabric Sewing, Quilting & Knitting: Goodreads Book reviews & recommendations: IMDb Movies, TV. 10 rows  Abeng: a novel by Michelle Cliff; 9 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Femininity, . Abeng is a kind of prequel to that highly-acclaimed novel and is a small masterpiece in its own right. Here Clare is twelve years old, the light-skinned daughter of a middle-class family, growing up among the complex contradictions of class versus color, blood versus history, harsh reality versus delusion, in a colonized country.4/5(1).

  "Abeng is a solid achievement, a book that offers a wealth of history and culture. [Cliff's] perception of character, her receptivity to sensuous detail, her rendering of the language, make our journey a richly textured experience." —Plexus. From the Publisher. Customer Reviews/5(5). Abeng (Ä běng) is a novel related to Maroons, published in by Michelle is a semi-fictional autobiographical novel about a mixed-race Jamaican girl named Clare Savage growing up in the s. It explores the historical repression resulting from British imperialism in Jamaica. Facts regarding imperialism of the island are dispersed throughout the narrative, as well as facts about Author: Michelle Cliff. Book Description Condition: New. Ever since "Abeng" was first published in , Michelle Cliff has steadily become a literary force. Her novels evoke both the clearly delineated hierarchies of colonial Jamaica and the subtleties of present-day island life/5(). ABENG. By Michelle Cliff. pages Trumansburg, NY: The Crossing Press, ISBN# Comments by Bob Corbett October I enjoyed my read of this book, however, at the same time I regard it as one of the worst NOVELS I have read in years.