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Of Age and Innocence

(1958)
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An insightful exploration of the nature of race and ethnicity in colonial and postcolonial Caribbean societies, this tale follows the charismatic Isaac Shepherd, who returns to the island of San Cristobal to lead an independence movement that unites the island's diverse groups against the colonial establishment. However, mutual suspicions arise as the groups fail to communicate openly about their different perspectives on colonialism, making them all vulnerable. Paralleling the world of political turmoil is the bond between Ma Shepherd, Isaac's mother, and the sons of the sparring politicians, including the white son of a reactionary chief of police. Tense and tragic, this novel delves into the implications of ethnic difference as it investigates the process of perception, communication, and knowledge.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 1981 : USA Hardback

Title: Of Age and Innocence
Author(s): George Lamming
ISBN: 0-8052-8095-2 / 978-0-8052-8095-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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July 1981 : UK Hardback

Title: Of Age and Innocence
Author(s): Mr George Lamming
ISBN: 0-85031-385-6 / 978-0-85031-385-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Of Age and Innocence (Caribbean Modern Classics)
Author(s): George Lamming
ISBN: 1-84523-145-7 / 978-1-84523-145-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press
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February 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Of Age and Innocence
Author(s): George Lamming
ISBN: 0-8052-8094-4 / 978-0-8052-8094-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Schocken Books
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July 1981 : UK Paperback

Title: Of Age and Innocence
Author(s): Mr George Lamming
ISBN: 0-85031-386-4 / 978-0-85031-386-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA