Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack: a Memoir

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Austin Clarke's classic story of British colonial education is the subject of Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack. It is the story of a boy whose mother struggled against seemingly impossible odds to give her son the best available education. Generations of Barbadians, and West Indians, will identify with young Austin Clarke, from the absentee father to the challenges of a daily life in a society based on colour and class prejudice and a rigid set of customs and rules imported from England and imposed on Caribbean society. Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack is more than a memoir; it provides a rare in-depth look into the nature of the colonial condition, told with humour, wit and an authentic Bajan voice.

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AUSTIN CLARKE was born and educated in Barbados before emigrating to Canada in 1955. Since then he has worked as a journalist, lecturer and diplomat as well as producing many novels, short stories and essays.

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"Austin Clarke's sharpness of observation and his gift for rendering the music of peasant speech are a constant delight." - George Lamming

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