A Thief in the Village: And Other Stories of Jamaica PDF

A Thief in the Village: And Other Stories of Jamaica Thief in the village is a book with many short stories in it I ve read the entire short stories in the book I like the most the story that s called Becky and the wheel brake boys it s a very good book, and I advice everybody to read it The other short stories are kind of boring because the story may be twenty pages and it talks at the same idea again and again You should read it and you ll take the decision of reading it or not Yasser Al Ahmadieh A moving collection of stories from an award winning authorGustas is nearly killed in the hurricane, trying to save his banana tree Nenna and her brother Man Man patrol the coconut plantation in the dead of night, ready to catch interlopers Becky longs for a bicycle and Fanso longs to find his father who walked out thirteen years ago This is a wonderfully atmospheric collection of contemporary short stories that bring James Berry s Caribbean childhood vividly to life I recommend this book for ya, 12 and older Many of the stories portray angst and meanness I do not think would suit a younger set I felt as if I was getting a glimpse of childhood and young adulthood in rural Jamaica in the first half of the 20th century Several stories left me wondering what happens next, an unsettled feeling that I didn t really like.The unsettled feeling showed how much I felt for the characters, though, and that s good thing They made me think of James Baldwin.Becky was I recommend this book for ya, 12 and older Many of the stories portray angst and meanness I do not think would suit a younger set I felt as if I was getting a glimpse of childhood and young adulthood in rural Jamaica in the first half of the 20th century Several stories left me wondering what happens next, an unsettled feeling that I didn t really like.The unsettled feeling showed how much I felt for the characters, though, and that s good thing They made me think of James Baldwin.Becky was my favorite story All OtherDays my least This book wasn t very intresting, I read the 1st and 2nd stories.I didnt like it at all I felt it was a fake story of jamaic. This collection of nine stories is entertaining and also serves as a window into Caribbean culture,specifically, that of Jamaica. An amazing collection of stories that vividly illustrate adolescence in Jamaica


About the Author: James Berry

James Berry, OBE, Hon FRSL, was a black Jamaican poet and writer who settled in England in the 1940s His poetry is notable for using a mixture of standard English and Jamaican Patois.


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