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- DescriptionAfter more than a decade in the United States, the Caribbean writer C. L. R. James ran afoul of McCarthyism in 1953 and was deported. In exile in London, he began to write stories in the form of letters to his four-year-old son Nobbie, who remained in the States. Through a distinctive, imaginary, and sometimes absurd cast of characters-Good Boongko, Bad boo-boo-loo, Moby Dick, and Nicholas the worker, among others-these stories explore questions of friendship, conflict, community, ethics, and power in humorous and often ingenious ways; they also stand as a moving testament to a father's struggle to be a vivid presence in the life of his son despite separation and distance. Attesting to James's remarkable gifts as a writer and his unusual talent for engaging wide and diverse audiences, these witty and poignant stories, published here for the first time, are t just for James aficionados. Each story is a delight in its own way, making the book irresistible for children and adults alike.
- Author(s)C. L. R. James
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication18/10/2012
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight192 g
- Width3564 mm
- Height5499 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Edited byConstance Webb
- Introduction byConstance Webb
- Foreword byAnna Grimshaw
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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