Stock Image

Black Lightning (Caribbean Writers Series)

Mais, Roger

Published by Heinemann International Literature & Textbooks, U.S.A., 1983
ISBN 10: 0435985841 / ISBN 13: 9780435985844
/ Condition: Very Good + / Soft cover
Quantity Available: 1
From Heidelberg Books (Olivebridge, NY, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 45.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Return Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: Black Lightning (Caribbean Writers Series)

Publisher: Heinemann International Literature & Textbooks, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Edition: 1st Edition


Great looking paperback! 1983 # 30 in the Caribbean Writers Series published by Heinemann, London/ Kingston/ Port of Spain. Very Good + or Near Fine . Shiny, shiny wraps with slight edge-wear and a minor bit of rubbing in a couple of spots near the binding, the binding is shiny, strong, square and clean; the inside is whistle-clean and unmarked with a even and pleasant and consistent tone of off -white pages. "Roger Mais was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1905. His mother was a teacher, and he was educated privately until he was fourteen, when he went to Calabar High School. On leaving school with a Senior Certificate, he took a job first in the Civil Service but soon searched for employment better suited to his Bohemian temperament. He was at one time or another a banana tallyman, an insurance salesman, a horticulturalist, a photographer, a journalist on the Daily Gleaner and a staff worker on Public Opinion. He died in 1955." -- from back wrapper "Kenneth Ramchand says of Mais's third novel of the Jamaican working class. "I would like to contend that it is in 'Black Lightning' that Mais's art and understanding are in greatest harmony, and that it is upon this, his last published novel, that his reputation must rest.". Bookseller Inventory # 000887

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.25 avg rating
(4 ratings)

Synopsis: Jake, an artist and a blacksmith, is gifted but inadequate. He struggles with his desire to confront human imperfection. By the author of "The Hills Were Joyful Together" and "Brother Man".

About the Author: Roger Mais was a celebrated literary journalist and active proponent of Jamaican nationalism, whose published criticisms of Winston Churchill's imperialist ideology led to his imprisonment on charges of sedition. He is the author of Brother Man and The Hills Were Joyful Together.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Seller a Question]

Bookseller: Heidelberg Books
Address: Olivebridge, NY, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: July 15, 2013
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're
dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if
the order hasn't
arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery
date. If you've changed
your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a
question link to contact.
We can be reached at or by phone 845-657-2008 or by
mail at Heidelberg Books...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may
contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Store Description: **We have many out-of-print editions as well as many first printings and signed books. We specialize in Travel and Adventure books, Nature, Plants and Animals, Art (Photography, Painting, Illustration, etc.), 60's literature, eccentric subject matter,history, sports, drama, etc