Under the Silk Cotton Tree: A Novel

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Under the Silk Cotton Tree: A Novel

Under the Silk Cotton Tree A Novel This series is designed to bring to North American readers the once unheard voices of writers who have achieved wide acclaim at home but are not recognized beyond the borders of their native lands Wi

  • Title: Under the Silk Cotton Tree: A Novel
  • Author: Jean Buffong
  • ISBN: 9781566561228
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • This series is designed to bring to North American readers the once unheard voices of writers who have achieved wide acclaim at home, but are not recognized beyond the borders of their native lands With special emphasis on women writers, Interlink s Emerging Voices series publishes the best of the world s contemporary literature in translation or original English.

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    1. Meaghan on said:

      I can't say I especially liked this book. The young narrator, Flora, had a tendency to start with a story and then suddenly go off on a long tangent. Sometimes many pages would pass before she would get back to the original story, and I found the book very had to follow. The West Indian dialect, though it definitely added authenticity and spice, was at times difficult to understand. And this book also had no plot to speak of; it was more of a slice-of-life novel.On the plus side, it was an excel [...]

    2. Laura (booksnob) on said:

      Read Under the Silk Cotton Tree in Grenada since it is written by a Grenadian and takes place in Grenada. It was very good and helped me understand the culture and people of Grenada. It was great to read this book while in Grenada and I frequently do that while traveling as it makes your experiences so much more meaningful.

    3. Val on said:

      This is a silk cotton tree (kapok or Ceiba pentandra) in Manu National Park, where my daughter works. (It is not a picture of her.)willbikeforchangeles.wordprI was several pages into this book when I realised I had read it before. It is set in Grenada, shows incidents of everyday life there and is narrated in the local idiom by a schoolgirl. The overall effect is of an extended gossip, although a few of the events in it are serious.I assume it is a realistic portrait of the society and the langu [...]

    4. Alice on said:

      Sigh. I keep trying - but I just don't like caribbean literature. The way it rambles around, one unfinished story leading to another unfinished story - stream of consciousness - coming back to the original story after a few chapters. It's a distinct style - but one I really don't enjoy.

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