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Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack

Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack

(1980)
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Austin Clarke's classic story of British colonial education is the subject of Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack. It is the story of a boy whose mother struggled against seemingly impossible odds to give her son the best available education. Generations of Barbadians, and West Indians, will identify with young Austin Clarke, from the absentee father to the challenges of a daily life in a society based on colour and class prejudice and a rigid set of customs and rules imported from England and imposed on Caribbean society. Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack is more than a memoir; it provides a rare in-depth look into the nature of the colonial condition, told with humour, wit and an authentic Bajan voice.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1980 : Canada Hardback
Title: Growing Up Stupid under the Union Jack
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-7710-2131-3 / 978-0-7710-2131-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Paperback Editions

September 2005 : Canada Paperback
Title: Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack: A Memoir
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-88762-188-0 / 978-0-88762-188-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: Growing Up Stupid
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 1-902669-70-3 / 978-1-902669-70-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Signal Books
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September 1998 : USA Paperback
Title: Growing up Stupid under the Union Jack: A Memoir
Author(s): Austin Clarke
ISBN: 0-676-97159-8 / 978-0-676-97159-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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