Madinah Girl by Anna Levi

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Madinah Girl by Anna Levi

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MADINAH GIRL is the first novel by Trinidad-born writer Anna Levi. The book introduces the female character Maria as an acutely intelligent but disturbed mid-teenager who abandons her home because of family indifference and the tyrannical control of an obeah man/Spiritual Baptist father and an acquiescent, defenceless religious mother. As a streetwise explorer she encounters a series of experiences which expose her to a world of pimps & prostitutes, random female violation by men, parental dictatorship, drug dealers, revolutionaries, hijackers, crooked policemen, racists and sexual predators & spiritual extortion. Embroiled in an abused, victimised relationship, Maria is continuously running away from her maniacal abuser. This first novel represents a broad canvass of modern Trinidadian life and goes unchallenged as a unique exploration not just of an underworld culture but the teeming materialistic and cynically vicious culture of post-colonial survival in an oil-rich spiritually lost society.

"A natural storyteller, her voice is imbued with poetry and cadences of the Caribbean and beyond. This compelling debut of survival and redemption has all the hallmarks of a big talent stepping out on the stage." Monique Roffey, Winner OCM Bocas Literary Prize for Caribbean Literature. 

"A startlingly new voice, Anna Levi takes us with passion and as assurance into the vital, bruising, multi-religious multi-ethnic churnings in the underbelly of Trinidad." Earl Lovelace, Winner: Commonwealth Writer's prize, 1997, Salt, a novel.

 

ISBN:9781872596259

 

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