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The Survivors of the Crossing

by (author) Austin C. Clarke

Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Initial publish date
Oct 2011
Classics, Historical
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    Oct 2011
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Set in 1961 Barbados, this novel centers on how the self-governing colony is ruled by a “Labor” party while the sugar estate workers wonder whether slavery has ever ended. Raging against the “White” alliance of the landowning class, the church, and their Black supporters, this story lashes out at ignorance, self-deception, and pusillanimity. Revealing an acerbic comedy of status, play-acting, and double-dealing in the village?a microcosm of the self-interested activities of the nation’s political class?this bleak tale of absurdity highlights the controversial issues of race and racism.

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Contributor Notes

Austin C. Clarke is the author of Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack, More: A Novel, and The Polished Hoe. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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