The Old Songs (Inanna Poetry & Fiction) (Paperback)

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The Old Songs (Inanna Poetry & Fiction) By Madeline Coopsammy Cover Image
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Tessa comes of age as the advent of Independence on a small British Caribbean island disturbs the status quo and establishes a new class and race hierarchy in a country that historically was a polyglot nation. As East Indians living in straitened circumstances in a city in which the social mores are now dictated by the white, mixed race, and well-to-do Blacks, Chinese, Syrians, and Portuguese, the family is under siege as they struggle with financial hardship and discrimination when they are forced to move from their beautiful home in Port of Spain to a much smaller house in the impoverished suburb of San Juan de la PIna. The family's social life is centred around the Catholic Church and their extended family, and they have their own prejudices as Tessa discovers when the restrictions placed on them by being Catholic hampers her family's ability to improve their circumstances. Winning entrance into the most prestigious Convent School in the Port of Spain is Tessa's only hope to get the education she needs to climb out of poverty and break free of the racism that seeks to define and restrict her life.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771335492
ISBN-10: 1771335491
Publisher: Inanna Publications & Education
Publication Date: October 25th, 2018
Pages: 212
Language: English
Series: Inanna Poetry & Fiction