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The Wine of Astonishment
Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance. The book begins in the early part of the last century in a small community astonishmejt there is little work apart from working for a large estate picking coconuts.
This challenged me in a really interesting way and I'd never heard of the Spiritual Baptists in Trinidad or the discrimination they faced. Aug 29, Brian Watson rated it lovelacce was amazing. A small community in Southern Trinidad deals with many struggles during the Shouters Prohibition and Occupation.
Novelist, playwright and short-story writer Earl Lovelace was born in Toco, Trinidad in and grew up in Tobago. Such passivity and resignation does not go over well with Bolo, the local stick-fighting king who is also a revered hero in the community.
Kudos to Waveland Press for this timely reissue! However, a law is passed that makes the church illegal, thereby forcing the members to plot to keep the church alive. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.
Scott No preview available - Lovelace's Wine is an excellent novel, and he is one of the premier authors out of Trinidad and Tobago. A powerful and moving chronicle of the different ways in which members of a small Trinidadian community, Bonasse, hold on to their identity as they find themselves caught up in change and corruption.
Through their experiences of hope, betrayal, and humiliation we gain a better understanding of ethnic and religious strife and West Indian culture.
Jan 22, Meagan Tablada rated it it was amazing. The Wine of Astonishment is a powerful and heart-wrenching story of the persecution of Spiritual Baptists during British colonial rule in Trinidad from to Introduction by Marjorie Thorpe 1.
I read the last third of the book in one sitting. Nov 06, Kaneisha rated it really liked it. But I'd give this four and a half stars if I could, and can't wait to read more of Lovelace. I taught this novel in high school in Trinidad, and the astonixhment loved it. This conflict resulted in the passing of Shouter Prohibition Ordinance inportraying religious oppression.
One of Lovelace's finest! Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The Wine of Astonishment is a fascinating tale of a town trying to deal with its astonishmenf identity, while being part of the British Empire during and after WW2. This page was last edited on 17 Julyat A powerful and moving chronicle of the different ways in which members of a small Trinidadian community, Bonasse, hold on to their identity as they find themselves caught up in change and corruption.
The Wine of Astonishment.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Bolo is a champion sstonishment fighter, tall, good looking, and the fas This is an energetic, very unusual, above all, enlightening novel;the author's best yet. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.