Jamaica Dreams: A memoir by Rosemarie Robotham

Jamaica Dreams: A memoir

byRosemarie Robotham

Kobo ebook | April 7, 2014

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In this memoir of adolescence in Kingston, Jamaica, the daughter of a sprawling family of civil servants explores the secret sense of exile that fuels her dreams of a new life in foreign place. Along the way she befriends a lonely and mysterious girl who lives at the orphanage up the street from her school; finds her calling in a grandparent’s imperious command; wrestles with the emotions that attend the drinking of her father, a good and moral man she deeply admires, and falls for a boy she meets after school one day. Rosemarie Robotham’s coming of age tale takes us inside middle-class life in Jamaica at a time when an exciting new political movement was sweeping the island, and everything seemed fraught with danger, yet thrillingly possible.

Rosemarie Robotham is an editor for Shebooks and the former deputy editor of Essence magazine. She started her journalism career traveling the globe as a footloose reporter for the monthly Life and was also a senior editor at Simon & Schuster. A coauthor of the award-winning Spirits of the Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Seventeenth Century, she is the author of Zachary's Wings, a novel, and the editor of two collections of fiction and memoir. A writer-in-residence at Yaddo Artists’ Community in Sarasota Springs, New York, one charmed November, Robotham lives with her husband and two children in New York City in the shadow of Barnard College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, her alma maters. She currently writes and edits for print and digital media and works as a book coach. Follow her on Twitter @rarobotham.

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Title:Jamaica Dreams: A memoirFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 7, 2014Publisher:ShebooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1940838304

ISBN - 13:9781940838304

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