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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Simone Schwarz-Bart's first novel (1972) makes highly commendable reading for anybody interested in Afro-Caribbean literature. Barbara Bray's translation does remarkably well in capturing the poetic texture of the narrator's (Telumee) account; Bridget Jones' introduction is useful but could have focused more on the novel itself and on its sources.
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