Molly and the Muslim stick
Dabydeen, David (2008) Molly and the Muslim stick. Macmillan Caribbean Writers . Oxford : Macmillan Caribbean. ISBN 9780230028708Full text not available from this repository.
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Molly is raised in the harsh surroundings of Accrington, Yorkshire, during the years leading up to World War Two. Systematically abused by her father and his band of pals, becoming consummate in sex and hatred at an early age, she matures into a wounded and broken creature, half soothsayer, half madwoman: a creation to rival the fabulous beings of Guyanese myth. As her life story unfolds, we enter an absurdist narrative peopled with talking animals, demented prophets, shape-shifting ghosts, Amerindian asylum seekers and a Muslim walking stick. Raleigh's discovery of Guiana, the Suez Crisis, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, the clash of civilisations - much here resonates with the impulses of the Third World canon, yet David Dabydeen's gentle insistence that only pity can cleanse away the crimes of history, and the magical transformations enacted by his jewelled and sumptuous prose, ensure the reader's bewitchment throughout this rich and strangely wrought, marvellous tale of human suffering and redemption.
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > English and Comparative Literary Studies > Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies|
|Series Name:||Macmillan Caribbean Writers|
|Place of Publication:||Oxford|
|Number of Pages:||179|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
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