Is Just A Movie by Earl LovelaceIs Just A Movie by Earl Lovelace

Is Just A Movie

byEarl Lovelace

Paperback | November 23, 2010

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In the town of Cascadu, Trinidad, the 1970 Black Power rebellion has failed. Sonnyboy, hapless and luckless, is desperate to be recognised as part of the rebellion and forces the uninterested police to arrest him. KingKala, a singer, returns from detention and is sidelined in the calypso tent, his music dated and unfashionable. They now hope to make their name in the movie that is being shot on the island - but that too does not end as expected.

And so we follow the townsfolk through their experiments in music, politics, religion and love; as, in their day-to-day adventures - be it a game of cricket, the short life of a corner shop or a miracle at a funeral - they begin to see more clearly what their community has to offer for its liberation.

Sad and uplifting, humorous but never mocking, Is Just a Movie is a warm, gentle novel about small moments of magic in ordinary life.

Earl Lovelace was born in Toco, Trinidad, and has spent most of his life on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. His books include While Gods Are Falling, winner of the BP Independence Award, the Caribbean classic The Dragon Can't Dance, and Salt, which won the 1997 Commonwealth Writers Prize.
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Title:Is Just A MovieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.07 inPublished:November 23, 2010Publisher:Faber & Faber AgencyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0571255671

ISBN - 13:9780571255672

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting I had to read this for one of my English classes and I found it kind of hard to follow. Maybe if I try reading it a second time it'll make more sense??
Date published: 2016-11-14