From Harvey River A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island by Lorna Goodison

Cover of: From Harvey River | Lorna Goodison

Published by Amistad .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • General,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • Biography,
  • Family,
  • Goodison, Lorna,
  • Harvey family,
  • Jamaica

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9952423M
ISBN 100061337552
ISBN 109780061337550

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The author through her maternal family's story brings to you pre-independence life in Jamaica. She beautifully brings the food, the landscape, the language and the culture into the story. “A lyrical, luscious book, From Harvey River is not just the story of a family and a village, it is a passport to an island where the plaiting lineages of a footloose world come home.

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From Harvey River A Memoir of My Mother and Her People (Book): Goodison, Lorna: Throughout her life my mother, Doris, lived in two places at once: Kingston, Jamaica, where she raised a family of nine children, and Harvey River, in the parish of Hanover, where she was born and grew up.

When Doris Harvey s English grandfather, William Harvey, discovers a clearing at the end of a path. For Doris, Harvey River is the place she always called home, the place where she was one of the "fabulous Harvey girls," and where the rich local bounty of Lucea yams, pimentos, and mangoes went hand in hand with the Victorian niceties of her parents' house.

It is a place she will return to in dreams when her fortunes change, years later, and. From Harvey River will bring to mind [Jamaica’s] colourful recipes, local idioms and history.” —Montreal Gazette “A lyrical, luscious book, From Harvey River is not just the story of a family and a village, it is a passport to an island where the plaiting lineages of a footloose world come home.

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Books. Celebrating reading and the novels that have shaped our world. How many of these Novels have you read. Lorna Goodison is a poet, an author of short stories, and an artist.

She has received several awards for her work, and she has been writing poetry since her teens. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica on August 1,and From Harvey River is the legacy of Goodison’s roots. Much of the writing reflects the impact of her family’s heritage—a.

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Lorna Goodison was born in Jamaica, and has won numerous awards for her writing in both poetry and prose, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Musgrave Gold Medal from Jamaica, the Henry Russel Award for Exceptional Creative Work from the University of Michigan, and one of Canada’s largest literary prizes, the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction for From Harvey /5.

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Kindle Store Go Search Hello Select your /5(2). Prizewinning poet Goodison (English/Univ. of Michigan; Goldengrove,etc.) pays tribute to her Jamaican heritage. Starting in the midth century, when her English great-grandfather, William Harvey, established a homestead next to the mighty river that would eventually bear his name, the author doesn’t so much trace events as animate the characters of her relatives who lived them.

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Throughout her life my mother, Doris, lived in two places at once: Kingston, Jamaica, where she raised a family of nine children, and Harvey River, in the parish of Hanover, where she was born and grew up.

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(there is a Halfmoon Bay in Jamaica as well) has won the annual Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, originally established in for citizens of the UK and then expanded in. Books shelved as jamaican: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y.

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When Doris Harvey s English grandfather, William Harvey, discovers a clearing at the end of a path cut by the feet of those running from. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: In her lovingly written, richly imaginative and effortlessly joyful memoir, poet Lorna Goodison weaves the history of her familiy - 'the fabulous Harvey girls' - with the history of Jamaica.

Her memoir, From Harvey River, was published inand was featured on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week in Mayread by Doña Croll. Goodison's first collection of essays, Redemption Ground: Essays and Adventures, was published in by Myriad : Lorna Gaye Goodison, 1 August (age 72).

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