In the castle of my skin by George Lamming

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Published by Schocken Books in New York .

Written in English

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StatementGeorge Lamming ; with a new introduction by the author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9230.9.L25 I5 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 303 p. ;
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3185513M
ISBN 100805207503
LC Control Number83042721

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Written when Lamming was twenty-three and residing in England, In the Castle of My Skin poignantly chronicles the author's life from his ninth to his nineteenth year.

Through the eyes of a young /5(3). Overview. 'They won't know you, the you that's hidden somewhere in the castle of your skin' Nine-year-old G. leads a life of quiet mischief crab catching, teasing preachers and playing among the pumpkin vines. His sleepy fishing village in s Barbados is overseen by the English landlord who lives on the hill, Brand: Penguin UK.

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The narrative takes place from the time the narrator, G, is nine to when he is seventeen. The novel begins on the narrator’s ninth birthday, which is marked by heavy rains that cause severe.

“ Written through the eyes of a young boy, Lamming portrays the social, racial, political and urban struggles with which Barbados continues to grapple even with some thirty-three years of political independence from Britain.

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He has held academic posts including as a distinguished visiting professor at Duke University and a visiting professor in the Africana Studies Department of Brown Born: George William Lamming, 8 June .

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