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Angela Jackson - Author

About the Author

Angela Jackson was recently named one of UNESCO City of Literature's emerging writers. By day, she is a coach and a lecturer in psychology and education. She has written features for various newspapers including the Guardian and the Independent. The Emergence of Judy Taylor is her first novel.

Featured books by Angela Jackson

The Emergence of Judy Taylor

The Emergence of Judy Taylor

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2013

Judy Taylor married the first man who asked her. She lives in the neighbourhood where she spent her uneventful childhood. She still has the same friends she first met in primary school. But everything she once knew is about to be turned upside down. Judy might be ready to start a new life in vibrant Edinburgh, if she's prepared to accept what it means to change. First she has to ask herself if it's ever too late to make up for lost time.

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Other books by Angela Jackson

The Darlings

The Darlings

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2021

When Mark Darling is fifteen years old, he is the golden boy, captain of the school football team, admired by all who know him. Until he kills his best friend in a freak accident. He spends the next decade drifting between the therapy couch and dead-end pursuits. Then along comes Sadie. A mender by nature, she tries her best to fix him, and has enough energy to carry them both through the next few years. One evening, Mark bumps into an old schoolfriend, Ruby. She saw the accident first hand. He is pulled towards her by a force stronger than logic: the universal need to reconcile one's childhood wounds. This is his chance to, once again, feel the enveloping warmth of unconditional love. But can he leave behind the woman who rescued him from the pit of despair, the wife he loves? His unborn child? This is a story about how childhood experience can profoundly impact how we behave as adults. It's a story about betrayal, infidelity and how we often blinker ourselves to see a version of the truth that is more palatable to us.

British Women and the Spanish Civil War

British Women and the Spanish Civil War

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Firing a Shot for Freedom

Firing a Shot for Freedom

Author: Angela Jackson, Angela Jackson, Frida Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2020

Comfort Stew

Comfort Stew

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

What could be more painful than a missing child? And how might the community better support families-especially young, single mothers and their children? In Comfort Stew, acclaimed Chicago poet and playwright Angela Jackson addresses these questions in what she has called a meditation on motherhood and what it means to love. It is a call to community to renew its vows to the ancestors and to children so that no child is ever truly lost. Blackwoman Hillary Robinson Clay, a self-reliant schoolteacher, is the first to notice when four-year-old Enjoli is absent from her preschool class. Guided by the memory of her mother and with support from Jake, a tough man who is capable of tenderness, Hillary parents her teenage daughter, Sojourner, who is the same age as Enjoli's mother Patrice. Jake is a storyteller and a good cop who follows Hillary's intuition and goes looking for Enjoli. As their stories weave together, Jackson explores parenting, generational conflicts, and tradition in the context of contemporary African American family life. Maternal wisdom is embodied by succeeding generations of black women in the recipe for an African stew, a dish Hillary learns to honor while adding a spice that makes it her own.

A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun

A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2018

A Surprised Queenhood In The New Black Sun

A Surprised Queenhood In The New Black Sun

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2017

Roads, Where There Are No Roads

Roads, Where There Are No Roads

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2017

In this highly anticipated sequel to her acclaimed first novel, Where I Must Go, Angela Jackson continues the remarkable story of Magdalena Grace. As a black student at the predominantly white Eden University, Maggie found herself deeply involved in conflict. Now, out in the wider world, she and her beloved Treemont Stone evolve into agents of change as they become immersed in the historical events unfolding around them - the movements advocating for civil rights, black consciousness, black feminism, the rights of the poor, and an end to the war in Vietnam. Rendered in prose so lyrical and luminous as to suggest a dream, Roads, Where There Are No Roads is a love story in the greatest sense, celebrating love between a man and a woman, between family members, and among the members of a community whose pride pushes them to rise up and resist. This gorgeously written novel will resonate with readers today as incredibly relevant, uplifting hearts and causing eyes to water with sorrow and delight.

It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time

It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2015

Angela Jackson's latest collection of poetry borrows its title from a lyric in Barbara Lewis's 1963 hit single Hello Stranger, recorded at Chess Records in Chicago. Like the song, Jackson's poems are a melodic ode to the African American experience, informed by both individual lives and community history, from the arrival of the first African slave in Virginia in 1619 to post-Obama America. It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time reflects the maturity of Jackson's poetic vision. The Great Migration, the American South, and Chicago all serve as signposts, but it is the complexity of individual lives-both her own and those who have gone before, walk beside, and come after-that invigorate this collection. Upon surveying so vast a landscape, Jackson finds that sorrow meets delight, and joy lifts up anger and despair. And for all this time, love is the agent, the wise and just rule and guide.

British Women and the Spanish Civil War

British Women and the Spanish Civil War

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Through oral and written narratives, this book examines the interaction between women and the war in Spain, their motivation, the distinctive form of their involvment and the effect of the war on their individual lives. These themes are related to wider issues, such as the nature of memory and the role of women within the public sphere. The extent to which women engaged with this cause surpasses by far other instances of female mobilization in peace-time Britain. Such a phenomenon therefore can offer lessons to those who would wish to encourage a greater degree of interest amongst women in political activities today.

For Us it Was Heaven

For Us it Was Heaven

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2012

For Us It Was Heaven

For Us It Was Heaven

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2012

To Whom It May Concern

To Whom It May Concern

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2009

And All These Roads be Luminous

And All These Roads be Luminous

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2006

British Women and the Spanish Civil War

British Women and the Spanish Civil War

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/04/2002

Through oral and written narratives, this book examines the interaction between women and the war in Spain, their motivation, the distinctive form of their involvment and the effect of the war on their individual lives. These themes are related to wider issues, such as the nature of memory and the role of women within the public sphere. The extent to which women engaged with this cause surpasses by far other instances of female mobilization in peace-time Britain. Such a phenomenon therefore can offer lessons to those who would wish to encourage a greater degree of interest amongst women in political activities today.

And All These Roads be Luminous

And All These Roads be Luminous

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/1998

Dark Legs and Silk Kisses

Dark Legs and Silk Kisses

Author: Angela Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/1993

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