In 2010, Andrea Levy was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for her bittersweet novel about the last days of slavery in Jamaica

Set during the turbulent years of slavery and the early years of freedom that followed, The Long Song is a thrilling journey through that time in the company of people who lived it. Based on the lives of the people who live and work on the Amity sugar plantation, the narrative centres around July, a slave girl with an indomitable spirit for survival.

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