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Sharon Maas

Guyana (b.1951)

Sharon Maas was born in Georgetown, Guyana; her mixed ancestry - African, Amerindian, Dutch and British - contributes in no small measure to the complexity of themes in her work. She came from a prominently political family. Her mother was one of Guyana's earliest feminists, human rights activists and consumer advocates; her father was Press Secretary to the Marxist opposition leader Dr Cheddi Jagan who was Prime Minister twice over. Both parents received the country's highest honours for public service, the Golden Arrow.

Genres: Historical, General Fiction

Non fiction
Sharon Maas recommends
The Child On Platform One (2019)
Gill Thompson
"Heartrending. Riveting. Definitely on my list of Ten Best Books of 2019."
Daughter of the Reich (2020)
Louise Fein
"An outstanding and heart-breaking story of Nazism seen from the 'other side': blind indoctrination is transformed into true heroism by the power of love."
The Girl Behind the Gates (2020)
Brenda Davies
"A powerful story of trust, compassion, healing -- and the transforming power of love, that can give new life to a broken spirit."

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