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The last enchantment

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Dawes,Neville (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2009
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9781845231170
Published:
Leeds: Peepal Tree
ISBN:
9781845231170
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Politics and government, Jamaica, Blacks, Race relations, Fiction, Students, Universities and colleges, NATIONALISM, England, Radicals
Notes:
331 p., Partly autobiographical, this novel looks at the racial politics of the 1950s and 1960s. Ramsay Tull is witness to the black racial discontents and the desire for national independence that are threatening the old colonial order; but when a chance comes to study at Oxford University, he becomes immersed in European literary culture and Marxism. On his return to Jamaica, Ramsay becomes actively involved in radical nationalist politics and begins his second journey, away from his middle-class origins and back to a true appreciation of the Jamaican people.