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Prophets (Peepal Tree Caribbean Poetry)
by Kwame Dawes

    Publication Date: Sep 01, 1998
    List Price: $17.95
    Format: Paperback, 160 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9780948833854
    Imprint: Peepal Tree Press
    Publisher: Peepal Tree Press
    Parent Company: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.

    Paperback Description:

    As 24-hour television, belching out the swaggering voices of American hellfire preachers, competes with dancehall, slackness and ganja for Jamaican minds, Clarice and Thalbot preach their own conflicting visions. Clarice has used her gifts to raise herself from the urban Jamaican ghetto. She basks in the adulation of her followers as they look to her for their personal salvation. Thalbot has fallen from comfort and security onto the streets. With his wild, matted hair and nakedness, he is a deranged voice in the wilderness. Whilst Clarice has her blue-eyed Jesus, Thalbot brandishes his blackness in the face of every passer-by. Clarice’s visions give her power; Thalbot is at the mercy of every wandering spirit. But when, under cover of darkness, Clarice ’sins’ on the beach, Thalbot alone knows of her fall. He sets out to journey, like Jonah, to denounce the prophetess and warn the Ninevite city of its coming doom. An epic struggle begins…

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