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  • Author:
    Bernadette Dyer
  • ISBN:
    0889614431
  • ISBN13:
    978-0889614437
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  • Publisher:
    Three O'Clock Press (January 23, 2004)
  • Pages:
    228 pages
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    History & Criticism
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Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten book. Traversing the Caribbean, Europe, America and China; Waltzes. Traversing the Caribbean, Europe, America and China; Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten;recounts the tale of John Moneague, a man who was born into poverty in the backstreets of Kingston, Jamaica. As a result of unforeseen and tragic circumstances, an old Hakka Chinese woman becomes John's guardian and life-long mentor.

Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten" is set in Jamaica, England, China and mainland Europe. Just before the Second World War Margaret Moneague, a young black girl comes to Kingston from rural Jamaica to try to find work. Desperate to survive, she tries everything to get work. She gets raped by a sailor, and becomes pregnant. She finds that food is being handed out to the poor by one of the City's Catholic Churches. When she gives birth, it is in a Chinese grocery store. Her son has white skin, and she names him John

Author Bernadette Gabay Dyer offers us a novel about a young man conceived out of a rape between a Black woman .

Author Bernadette Gabay Dyer offers us a novel about a young man conceived out of a rape between a Black woman and a white man in Jamaica, West Indies. John Moneague, who is at the center of Dyer's novel, Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten, recounts his life story from the moment he is born in the back streets of Kingston, Jamaica at the turn of the last century and the subsequent stages of his life.

Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten by Bernadette Gabay Dyer, March 2004, Women's Press, Ltd . April 24, 2010 History.

April 24, 2010 History. Bernadette Gabay Dyer. Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten.

Автор: Dyer, Bernadette Gabay Название: Waltzes i have not forgotten Издательство: Women& press of. .Описание: This book adopts a critical approach to the emergence and function of civil society organizations in Africa, with a particular focus on Malawi.

Описание: This book adopts a critical approach to the emergence and function of civil society organizations in Africa, with a particular focus on Malawi.

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com Product Description (ISBN 0889614431, Paperback). This breathtaking, sweeping novel traverses the Caribbean, Europe, America, and China as it recounts the tale of John Moneague, a man who was born into poverty in the backstreets of Kingston, Jamaica. She brings joy into his life, shutting out the harshness of the rest of the world.

Traversing the Caribbean, Europe, America and China, ;Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten ;recounts the tale of John Moneague, a man who was born into poverty in the backstreets of Kingston, Jamaica. As a result of unforeseen and tragic circumstances, an old Hakka Chinese woman becomes John's guardian and life-long mentor. She brings joy into his life, shutting out the harshness of the rest of the world. Madam Hung Chin owns a small grocery store, and manages to make a living during and following the lean times of World War I. She secures the best education she can for John, sending him to a school intended for Chinese children.The intriguing narrative intensifies when John attracts the attention of a Jewish couple from England who are involved in, and dedicated to, a secret cause. As rumblings of political and domestic unrest spread across the European continent, the couple's political involvement turns out to have a momentous impact on John.

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Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten, by Bernadette Gabay Dyer, is a story about John Moneague. John is the product of a brutal rape that his mother suffered by a gang of white men. Hungry and homeless, John's mother finds herself pregnant and begging for crumbs on the crime laden streets of Jamaica. After a particularly brutal day, John's mother wanders into a grocery store owned by a local Chinese woman and goes into labor. On the floor of the store, she gives birth to a beautiful baby boy that looks Caucasian with grey eyes.

Madam Hung Chin takes John and his mother in and loves them as if they were her own. Although she's barely getting by, she shares everything she has with them. When John's mother is murdered, the aging Hung Chin raises John. She teaches him Chinese customs and on the day before she dies, they dance their last waltz. Devastated, John runs to a white woman that befriended him at school, Mrs. Shaw. Mrs. Shaw nurtures and loves John, and just when John begins to heal, Mrs. Shaw receives notice that her father is dying and that she must leave Jamaica and return to Chicago. Before Mrs. Shaw leaves however, she secures a place for her beloved John to live with Dr. and Mrs. Meitner until she returns. Without warning, John is forced to leave Jamaica and go to London with the Meitners who are involved in the Jewish movement in Europe. The Meitners are good to John and provide him with a quality education, but John's heart aches for the life he once knew. Even though John becomes an accomplished journalist and his life in England is good, Madam Chin, Mrs. Shaw and a land called Jamaica holds his heart.

I found this book to be a beautiful piece of literary art. Richly written, Dyer takes the reader on a historical trip through World War I and the Holocaust. She eases the reader from one cultural experience to the next with ease and grace. With each page the reader is captivated by a boy who fights the odds, becomes a man and dances his last waltz to the tune of victory. If you are in to quality, no nonsense fiction, Waltzes I Have Not Forgotten, By Bernadette Gabay Dyer, is your book.

T. RHYTHM KNIGHT
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WALTZES I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN takes readers on a historical tour,

which nicely captures the ambiance of early 1900s Jamaica and

Europe. It chronicles the tale of John Moneague, a product of the

rape of his impoverished Jamaican mother, apparently at the hands of

a Caucasian sailor.

After his mother's brutal murder, John is raised by an old Chinese

woman, who dies, leaving John at the tender age of 10. John then

becomes the charge of a young Caucasian-American woman, Miss Shaw,

who is drawn to John because he reminds her of her nephew, who had

been murdered along with her brother and his wife, a black woman, in

an impossibly racist America. When Miss Shaw has to return to

America to care for her ailing father, John finds himself in the

care of a Jewish couple, the Meitners, who soon thereafter, forge

documents and carry him off to Europe.

The saga continues as a pubescent John finds himself deeply

entrenched in their very elaborate forged identity scheme, to help

Jews escape Germany. For a while, life continues on even keel for

John, then financial woes set in unexpectedly and John finds that

Mrs. Meitner has a dirty secret, which is exposed with calamitous

results.

Drawing on her knowledge of historical facts of the period, Dyer

writes a fascinating story of intrigue, lust and deception. The

story spans a vast landscape from John's early years in the poverty

stalked, tropical island of Jamaica to a life of privilege in cold,

foggy England. The author has an admirable feel for the time and

place and pens a story that will stay with the reader long after the

last page is turned.

Reviewed by Autumn

of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers