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Publisher: Harvard University Press: January 1997
Seller ID: 158333
Binding: Trade Paperback
Condition: Used - Good
"Jamaica is the land where the rooster lays an egg...When a Jamaican is born of a black woman and some English or Scotsman, the black mother is literally and figuratively kept out of sight as far as possible, but no one is allowed to forget that white father, however questionable the circumstances of birth...You get the impression that these virile Englishmen do not require women to reproduce. They just come out to Jamaica, scratch out a nest and lay eggs that hatch out into 'pink' Jamaicans."
--Zora Neale Hurston
We may no longer issue scarlet letters, but from the way we talk, we...