BUXTON SPICE

By: KEMPADOO, OONYA

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HB IN DJ [ 4/1999] [KEMPADOO, OONYA]


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Not since Jamaica Kincaid burst onto the scene with her classic novel Annie John has so original and gifted an author given voice to a young girl's coming of age experience in the Caribbean. Oonya Kempadoo's Buxton Spice is a breath-taking glimpse into the inner life of Lula, who is growing up in a racially mixed family in a predominantly black village in Guyana in the 1970s. While Tamarind Grove is a magical place filled with vibrant characters like Aunt Ruth, the obeah voodoo lady; and a trio of prostitutes known as Bullet, Sugar Baby, and Rumshop Cockroach, a shadow falls over this Eden in which Lula playfully and candidly explores her awakening sexuality. The repressive regime of Guyana's dictator extends its poisonous tendrils into every area of life in Tamarind Grove, just like the branches of the Buxton Spice tree under whose umbrella the village's tensions fester.

Title: BUXTON SPICE

Author Name: KEMPADOO, OONYA

Categories: Literature, Fiction, Short Story Collections and Author Bios,

ISBN Number: 0525945067

ISBN Number 13: 9780525945062

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 163216

Keywords: HB IN DJ,