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Rachel Manley, granddaughter and daughter of two of Jamaica’s national leaders, tells the story of the brilliant, artistic Manleys— Jamaica’s most prominent and glamorous political family — and the house that nurtured them: Drumblair.
This is a world vividly recreated for us, and an intimate, captivating memoir of the people who changed Jamaica’s intellectual, social, and cultural landscape for all time.
About the Author
Rachel Manley is the author of the memoir Drumblair: Memories of a Jamaican Childhood, which won the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction in 1997, and Slipstream: A Daughter Remembers. She has also published three books of poetry and edited Edna Manley: The Diaries, a collection of her grandmother’s journals. Manley is a New York Public Library Fellow, a Pierre Berton Fellow, a Rockefeller Fellow (Bellagio), and a former Bunting Fellow for Literature at Radcliffe College. She serves on the creative writing faculty at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has won Jamaica’s prestigious Centennial Medal for Poetry. Manley divides her time between Toronto and Jamaica. She has two sons, Drum and Luke.
- Author Site: Literature Alive profile of Rachel Manley
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- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: Key Porter Books (May 30, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 1554700507
- ISBN-13: 978-1554700509
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