Model: WI2136
ISBN: 9789766406813
Price: $6,250.00JMD
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Framed around three characters who are free themselves, but hedged in by the oppressive protocols of slavery, Free is an extended meditation on violence, memory, community, love, and forgiveness. The novel’s action takes place between October 1831 and January 1832, faithfully recreating the historical events of that period. By the end of 1831 the edifice of people-ownership is crumbling, both from its internal weaknesses – economic, social, spiritual – and from external threats. The climax of the novel is the Christmas Rebellion, or Baptist War of 1831, which began as a sit-down strike on a few plantations in western Jamaica on the day after Boxing Day, and quickly became a violent rebellion in many parts of the island.