Harriet's Daughter (Caribbean Writers Series)

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A beautifully written and paced story, sure to capture the imagination of both teenagers and adult readers.

Set in Toronto, two girls, Margaret -- a second generation West Indian immigrant -- and Sulma -- fresh up from a joyous life with her grandmother in Tobago to a tense and unhappy relationship with her mother and stepfather -- become friends and comrades in various adventures.

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M. NourbeSe Philip is a poet and writer and lawyer who lives in the City of Toronto. She was born in Tobago and now lives in Canada. In l965, when graduating from Bishop Anstey High School, M. NourbeSe Philip was awarded the Cipriani Memorial Scholarship for standing first in a Caribbean wide examination at the high school level. This award entitled her to carry out her undergraduate studies at the University of the West Indies. In l968 Ms NourbeSe Philip received her B.Sc.(Econ.) degree from the University of the West Indies. Visit M. NourbeSe Philip's web site to learn more.

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“The novel successfully challenges stereotypical notions of both strong, matriarchal black mothers and of poor, abused powerless black women... a valuable contribution to Caribbean and postcolonial literature.”–Choice

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