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What A Mother’s Love Don’t Teach You

What A Mother’s Love Don’t Teach You

Author(s): Sharma Taylor

Location(s): Kingston

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

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At eighteen years old, Dinah gave away her baby son to the rich couple she worked for before they left Jamaica. They never returned. She never forgot him.

Eighteen years later, a young man comes from the US to Kingston. From the moment she sees him, Dinah never doubts – this is her son.

What happens next will make everyone question what they know and where they belong.

A powerful story of belonging, identity and inheritance, What a Mother’s Love Don’t Teach You brings together a blazing chorus of voices to evoke Jamaica’s ghetto, dance halls, criminal underworld and corrupt politics, at the beating heart of which is a mother’s unshakeable love for her son.

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Author: Tina Hartas

This is a debut novel from a gifted writer. She has set her novel in 1980s Kingston, Jamaica and has an array of individual and oftentimes colourful characters. The novel opens with Dinah’s story,...

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