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Curdella Forbes - Author

About the Author

Curdella Forbes is a Jamaican writer. She has published four previous works of fiction: Songs of Silence, A Permanent Freedom, Ghosts, and a children's book, Flying with Icarus and Other Stories. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, and teaches at Howard University where she is a professor of Caribbean literature. She names among her literary influences the oral traditions of rural Jamaica, the fairy tales of her childhood and the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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A Tall History of Sugar

A Tall History of Sugar

Author: Curdella Forbes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

'Captivating from the very first page' Jennifer Egan Discovered amidst a tangle of sea grape trees by the childless Rachel Fisher, baby Moshe's provenance is a thing of myth and mystery; his unusual appearance, with blueish, translucent skin and duo-toned hair, only serves to compound his mystique. Equally feared and ridiculed by peers as he grows up, he finds a surprising kindred soul in the striking and bold Arrienne Christie, but their complex relationship is fraught with obstacles that tear them apart as powerfully as they are drawn together. Beginning in the late 1950s, four years before Jamaica's independence from colonial rule, A Tall History of Sugar's epic love story sweeps between a rural Jamaica, scarred by the legacies of colonialism, and an England increasingly riven by race riots and class division.

Ghosts

Ghosts

Author: Curdella Forbes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2012

CWS: Songs of Silence with CSEC Study Notes (Heinemann)

CWS: Songs of Silence with CSEC Study Notes (Heinemann)

Author: Curdella Forbes, Rosemarie Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2010

A Permanent Freedom

A Permanent Freedom

Author: Curdella Forbes Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 25/09/2008

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