Fruit of the Lemon

Fruit of the Lemon

Paperback - 2004
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Faith Jackson fixes herself up with a great job in TV and the perfect flatshare. But neither is that perfect - and nor are her relations with her overbearing, though always loving family. Furious and perplexed when her parents announce their intention to retire back home to Jamaica, Faith makes her own journey there, where she is immediately welcomed by her Aunt Coral, keeper of a rich cargo of family history. Through the weave of her aunt's storytelling a cast of characters unfolds stretching back to Cuba and Panama, Harlem and Scotland, a story that passes through London and sweeps through continents.
Publisher: London, England : Review : Headline, 2004, c1999.
ISBN: 9780747261148
Characteristics: 339 pages :,geneal table ;,20 cm.


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Jul 29, 2012

This is the story of a family; the parents emigrated from Jamaica. The daughter lives in the white world and visits Jamaica and learns of her roots and family.

Dec 16, 2010

An interesting exploration of racism and racial identity through the eyes of the daughter of Jamaican immigrants living in London. Faith Jackson is stumbling through young adulthood and attempting to ignore her own race until she comes upon the aftermath of a hate-motivated attack on the black proprietor of a left-wing bookstore. When she takes to her bed and refuses to get up to go to work or visit family, her parents decide to send her to Jamaica where she can discover her roots through her Aunt Coral. Her aunt recounts the history of Faith's ancestors and opens her eyes to what it means to be Jamaican and a person of colour.

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