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6 edition of Abeng found in the catalog.

Abeng

Michelle Cliff

Abeng

a novel

by Michelle Cliff

  • 326 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Crossing Press in Trumansburg, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Jamaica
    • Subjects:
    • Women -- Fiction.,
    • Jamaica -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Michelle Cliff.
      GenreFiction.
      SeriesThe Crossing Press Feminist series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9265.9.C55 A63 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination167 p. ;
      Number of Pages167
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3502197M
      ISBN 100895941406, 0895941392
      LC Control Number82022506

      Abeng Item Preview remove-circle Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on Janu SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: 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 : Plume Books.

        --New York Times Book Review "Jamaican history, lore, and lanscape are evocatively re-created in this multilayered novel. Through its richness and diversity of detail, Abeng achieves a timeless universality."--Publisher's Weekly "Abeng is a solid achievement, a book that offers a /5(). Abeng is the story of Clare Savage, a young girl growing up in a complex multicultural world. It is a world fraught with oppression, rejection, and denial. It is a world fraught with oppression.

      For instance, the Maroons 4 cut the top off the horn of an animal to make an ‘abeng,’ a means of communicating across long distances between their communities in Jamaica. In addition to the abeng, the Maroons also made use of metallurgy as J.W. writes.   THE ABENG. The abeng is the horn of a cow which is blown by the Maroons to produce a variety of sounds. This vital instrument of communication would convey complex sets of information over long distances, without the enemy being able to understand the coded message. The codes for the abeng have never been divulged to anyone except the Maroons.


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Abeng by Michelle Cliff Download PDF EPUB FB2

"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."/5(17).

Abeng by Michelle Cliff, is the story of Clare Savage, a year-old Jamaican girl: a story of coming of age, of trying to make sense of the confusion that is be that comes from being light-skinned and privileged in a color-sensitive world, of being female in a world that locks "ladies" in a room and gives them little to do, of sex and sexuality in a world with negative messages about /5.

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 Abeng book a coming-of-age story about a bi-racial adolescent Abeng book in Jamaica who must face questions of race, class, sexuality, dominant ideology and identity. The Abeng 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.

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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 inMichelle 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.

Her first book, Claiming an Identity They Taught Me to Despise, was published in Her other books included The Land of Look Behind: Prose and Poetry, The Store of a Million Items, and If I Could Write This in Fire. Her first novel, Abeng, was published in /5(1). Get this from a library.

Abeng. [Michelle Cliff] -- Clare is twelve, 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.

Ever since "Abeng" was first published inMichelle 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. Nowhere is her power felt more than in Clare Savage, her Jamaican heroine, who appeared, already grown, in "No Telephone to Price Range: $ - $ Abeng, by Michelle Cliff, asks: who am I and what is my place in society.

Although these questions can be complex for any young adolescent (or adult), Clare has a particularly difficult time answering her inquiry because she is a mixed race child in post-colonialJamaica.

Clare is confused by who she is in a world where she sees. 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 : Michelle Cliff.

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 Edition:.

1. “This is a book about the time which followed on that time. As the island became a place where people lived. Indians. Africans. Europeans.” (Chapter 1, Page 3) This quote from the beginning of the novel introduces a slightly colloquial style reminiscent of Jamaican English.

It introduces the idea that the experiences of all [ ].Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.

An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory.Get this from a library! Abeng. [Michelle Cliff] OCLC Number: Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction.

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