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Jacko Jacobus
by Kwame Dawes

    Publication Date: Jan 01, 1996
    List Price: $19.95
    Format: Paperback, 159 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781900715065
    Imprint: Peepal Tree Press
    Publisher: Peepal Tree Press
    Parent Company: Peepal Tree Press Ltd.

    Paperback Description:

    Poor sower of seeds with a gift for dreaming, Jacko Jacobus knows that his destiny is to found a people to shake the nations. But when he has to flee Jamaica to escape his brother’s wrath, he finds himself pushing crack for his Uncle Al in South Carolina. In writing his dub version of the myth of Jacob and Esau, Kwame Dawes builds on a gripping narrative of prophecy, love, deceit and murder to address contemporary Caribbean realities; and in portraying the conflict between Jacko’s trickster, anancy inventiveness and the narrow righteousness of his brother Eric’s path, he explores the universal tensions between Jacko’s sense of duty and his desire to make his own way; whatever the consequences

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