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History & Criticism
  • Author:
    Kwadwo Agymah Kamau
  • ISBN:
    1566890497
  • ISBN13:
    978-1566890496
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  • Publisher:
    Coffee House Press; First Edition edition (September 1, 1996)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
  • Subcategory:
    History & Criticism
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    1882 kb
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    1592 kb
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    1638 kb
  • Rating:
    4.2
  • Votes:
    571
  • Formats:
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Flickering Shadows has been added to your Cart. In his first novel, Kwadwo Agymah Kamau has written a story of the contests played out in the Carribean between the spirit of the people and the colonizing and corrupt structures that attempt to control the island paradise

Flickering Shadows has been added to your Cart. In his first novel, Kwadwo Agymah Kamau has written a story of the contests played out in the Carribean between the spirit of the people and the colonizing and corrupt structures that attempt to control the island paradise. With an intimate sense for the dialect of his native Barbados, Agymah Kamau tells a memorable story of exploitation, resistance, and rebellion, with a narrative point of view that extends beyond the boundaries of the living and the dead, to the life of the unnamed island and the people who live in the village known simply as the Hill.

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Political corruption, lust, and betrayal poison a Caribbean island paradise.

Barbados native Kamau, mixing magic realism and political rhetoric, tries but fails in this first novel to create a searing portrait of oppression on a Caribbean island. The story is told by the dead grandfather of Cephus, one of the protagonists. Now a spirit, the grandfather keeps a protective eye on his kin and makes judicious appearances to those of the living who have the gift of second sight. He recalls how the island won independence from Britain only to end up with a prime minister, Anthony Roachford, even more oppressive and corrupt than the colonial masters.

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Kwadwo Agymah Kamau 1960(?)– Writer

Kwadwo Agymah Kamau 1960(?)– Writer. Kwadwo Agymah Kamau has lived in the United States since the late 1970s, but won acclaim for two novels about his native Barbados published in the 1990s, Flickering Shadows and Pictures of a Dying Ma. amau’s fiction explores Barbadian tradition and folklore with lyrical prose that recalls the cadences of island dialect, and in a format that echoes West Indian. storytelling traditions.

Author : Kwadwo Agymah Kamau. Publisher : Coffee House Press. Flickering Shadows illustrates the inescapability of change, within the cyclical nature of time. R.,375 on ( Rs. s may apply Shipping Charges) R.,214 kart. The epic power of the West Indies' storytelling tradition comes alive in this skillfully imagined first novel. with an almost audible rhythm that adds immeasurably to the depth and power of the tale". Users who liked this book, also liked.

KWADWO AGYMAH KAMAU, originally from Barbados, is the author of Flickering Shadows, his debut novel. Set on a fictional caribbean island, it is the story of the colorful and compelling inhabitants of a small ex-colony played out against the backdrop of political chicanery and religious corruption. To read it is to fall under an island spell. Tragic yet uplifting, this is fiction at its best.

Political corruption, lust, and betrayal poison a Caribbean island paradise.

inetserfer
I already have this book in soft cover, and loved it so much, I decided to buy hardcover version to read it again in the future.
Get ready to make some effort to get used to colorful but not too easy to understand Caribbean dialect of English, and you will be rewarded for it by immersing in magical world and gripping story. Author style if very ... cinematic, I guess. After about 1/3 into it I had feeling like I'm either present there, or at watching movie on big screen. Reminds me in many ways Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude.
olgasmile
I really enjoyed reading this well written book.
Vetibert
This is a well-written Island story, told in the vernacular, with a creative twist. The well developed characters n storyline kept me enticed to the very end.
Kiutondyl
This novel was a serendipitous gem! Who would have thought that an unknown author whose book was hidden on the sale shelf would bring so much enjoyment to those of us who are C'bean and proud of it? The author intertwined the spiritual realm with the realities of a small Caribbean nation. The results were hilarious (most of the time)and thought provoking (all of the time). The men and women that inhabit this novel are family to me. They live the life my grandparents experienced and through all the hardships maintained a dignity and love of life that was a joy to read. If you enjoy Sam Selvon and other classic C'bean writers, dig into this book. After I reluctantly finished this book, I immediately lent it to my Bajan friend, who related to it even more than I did. I hope that I am lucky enough to find somethng else by this wonderful author.
Hystana
Having an understanding for Caribbean dialects would help when reading this book. The story is charged with political and religious dialogue, which I found fascinating. However I don't think this book is for everyone. I believe that the idea of duppies (spirits) having hand in what goes on in everyday life is unsettling to most people. I found that I can identify with the book easily than other friends that have attempted to read it. Its worth a try but I'd suggest getting it at the public library first. If you can understand it then, I say add it to your collection