Growing up Inter-racial in Inter-cultural Flanagin Town, Trinidad

by Erma Jacob



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/9/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781664198340
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 238
ISBN : 9781664198333

About the Book

This book captures life on the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad in the 1950s and 1960s. A collection of autobiographical tales is told from the perspective of the author as a young girl growing up in an inter-racial family in the idyllic, inter-cultural village of Flanagin Town in Central Trinidad. Life on the island is vividly described through the use of Trinidadian Creole and Standard English. The stories are told with humour as the illiterate, bold, clever, yet flawed matriarch of the family, Popo, works tirelessly to ensure that her children will have an education and an easier life than she had. The author captures the acceptance and respect the peoples of this diverse community have for each other and each other's cultures. The first-time author has been living in Canada for the past 50 years.

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