The Chosen Place, the Timeless People
Fiction- The chosen place is Bourneville, a remote, devastated part of a Carribean island; the timeless people are its inhabitants- black, poor, inextricably linked to their past enslavement. The advance team for an ambitious American research project arrives, and the tense ambivalent relationships that evolve - between natives and foreigners, blacks and whites, haves and have-nots - keenly dramatize the vicissitudes of power.
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Merle Kinbona is one of the most memorable and interesting protagonists in all of West Indian literature. She is one of the strongest characters in all of the literature that emerged from the 1960s ... Read full review