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Augustown

Augustown by Kei Miller
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WINNER OF THE OCM BOCAS PRIZE FOR CARIBBEAN LITERATURE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE, THE GREEN CARNATION PRIZE, and the HISTORICAL WRITERS AWARD

'Miller's storytelling is superb' SUNDAY TIMES

One April day in Augustown, Jamaica. Ma Taffy, old and blind, sits in her usual spot on the veranda. No matter how the world tilts around her, come hurricane or riot, she knows everything that goes on in this small community. Which is why, when her six-year-old nephew returns home from school with his dreadlocks shorn, she realises that trouble won't be far behind. And so she tells him the story of Alexander Bedward, the flying preacherman. She remembers what happened to the Rastaman and his helper, Bongo Moody; she thinks of Soft-Paw, the leader of the Angola gang, and what lies beneath her house. For trouble is brewing once more among the ramshackle lanes of Augustown, and as Ma Taffy knows, each day contains much more than its own hours, or minutes, or seconds. In fact, each day contains all of history...

Orion; July 2016
368 pages; ISBN 9781474603621
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Title: Augustown
Author: Kei Miller
 
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The GuardianAugustown by Kei Miller – reviewThe GuardianThe debut novel of poet Kei Miller is set in a fictional place that, as ...
Editorial | A renaissance in writing - Jamaica Gleaner
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 23:15:42 -0700
Editorial | A renaissance in writingJamaica GleanerWeeks earlier in Britain, Kei Miller, perhaps better known as a poet and ...
Author Q&A: Kei Miller - Big Issue North
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Big Issue NorthAuthor Q&A: Kei MillerBig Issue NorthForward Prize winner Kei Miller's third novel, Augustown (Orion, ...
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