Sara Collins on Andrea Levy: She changed our minds about history
Author Sara Collins reflects on Andrea Levy’s unparalleled ability to write about Jamaica’s colonial history, with her signature dash of levity
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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