Item description for Song of Jamaica by Hector Grant...
SONG OF JAMAICA 'Sammy plant piece a corn down a gully, An' it bear 'til it kill poor Sammy. Sammy dead, Sammy dead, Sammy dead oh, Sammy dead, Sammy dead, Sammy dead oh, Ah nuh tief Sammy tief mek dem kill him, Ah nuh tief Sammy tief mek dem kill him, But ah grudgeful naygar grudgeful mek dem kill him, But ah grudgeful naygar grudgeful mek dem kill him, Ah who she Sammy dead? him nuh dead oh!' Using the theme of this old Jamaican song, the author traces the life and times of the Gordon family of Manchester. Septimus fathers seven, the last of which is his namesake-Septimus (Junior)-a.k.a. 'Sammy'. Weaving as a backdrop the changing scenery of the Jamaican lifestyle and poignantly painting a picture of the Jamaica we all dreamed of, the author in this inspiring story leaves us with a sense that good will triumph over evil, as he follows the failures and successes of Septy and Sammy in their travels through Manchester, Clarendon, Kingston, Panama and the USA. About the Author Hector Grant was born in the district of Cocoa Walk in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica, West Indies. His formative years were spent there as well as in the district of Water Lane and Palmers Cross in the parish of Clarendon. He migrated to the United States as a young man and studied in colleges and universities in Mississippi and Texas, earning academic degrees in the Social Sciences, Sociology, Divinity and History. He has worked as Chaplin, College Instructor and Director in the General Board of Higher Education and the Ministry of the United Methodist Church in Mississippi and Texas. He presently resides in Kansas City, Missouri, where he continues his pastoral duties. Part of our commitment to publishing is to seek each year to discover new writers of fiction, who we feel have captured a part of the Jamaican spirit and history. This new author we feel has done this in his first book. We recommend it to you for your reading pleasure. -Mike Henry-
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Studio: LMH Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 5.94" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2001
Publisher LMH Publishers
ISBN 9768184051 ISBN13 9789768184054
Availability 89 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 09:31.
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More About Hector Grant
Grant was born in the district of Cocoa Walk in Jamaica, West Indies. He migrated to the U.S. as a young man and studied in colleges and universities in Mississippi and Texas, earning academic degrees in the Social Sciences, Sociology, Divinity and History. He has worked as Chaplain, college Instructor and Director in the General Board of Higher Education and the Ministry of the United Methodist Church in Mississippi and Texas.
Hector Grant currently resides in Kansas City, in the state of Missouri.
Reviews - What do customers think about Song of Jamaica?
Excellent book Dec 22, 2003
I learned quite a lot about Jamaica by reading this book. I could hardly put it down.
Fantastic Book Jul 11, 2001
This is an excellent book that chronicles the history of Jamaica with religion being the underlying theme. I could hardly put it down and look forward to other books by this author.
Fantastic Book May 26, 2001
This is a very good book. I have enjoyed every minute of reading it. It is full of suspense, humor, and history. Although a few editing errors, overall it is an outstanding job for a first time novelist.
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