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The author of the book: Andrea Levy
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.89 MB
Edition: Μίνωας
Date of issue: May 2005
ISBN: 9606991318
ISBN 13: 9789606991318

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1948, σε μια Αγγλία με χαίνουσες ακόμα τις πληγές της από τον πόλεμο. Στο Λονδίνο, στο σπίτι της οδού Νέβερν 21, η Κουίνι Μπλάι νοικιάζει κάποια δωμάτια σε μετανάστες που ήρθαν πρόσφατα από την Τζαμάικα. Νιώθει ότι δεν έχει άλλη επιλογή. Ο άντρας της ο Μπέρναρντ, που τον παντρεύτηκε για να γλιτώσει από την άχαρη ζωή της φάρμας όπου μεγάλωσε, πολέμησε με τη RAF στην Ινδία, αλλά όταν τελείωσε ο πόλεμος δε γύρισε πίσω. Τι άλλο μπορούσε να κάνει η Κουίνι;
Μεταξύ των ενοικιαστών είναι ο Γκίλμπερτ και η γυναίκα του Όρτενς, με την οποία παντρεύτηκε πρόσφατα. Ο Γκίλμπερτ Τζόζεφ, ένας από τους χιλιάδες Τζαμαϊκανούς που κατατάχτηκαν στη RAF για να πολεμήσουν ενάντια στο Χίτλερ, όταν επιστρέφει στην Αγγλία μετά τον πόλεμο έρχεται αντιμέτωπος με μια τελείως διαφορετική συμπεριφορά τώρα που δε φορά τη στολή της RAF. Μες στην απελπισία του θυμάται τη φίλη του Κουίνι, που τη γνώρισε στον πόλεμο, και χτυπά την πόρτα της.
Η Όρτενς ονειρεύεται, όπως ο Γκίλμπερτ, να φύγει από την Τζαμάικα και να έρθει στην Αγγλία αναζητώντας μια καλύτερη ζωή -γι'' αυτό τον παντρεύτηκε. Όταν όμως φτάνει επιτέλους στην Αγγλία, σοκάρεται από τη φτώχεια του Λονδίνου και τον τρόπο ζωής των Άγγλων. Ακόμα κι ο Γκίλμπερτ δεν είναι ο άντρας που νόμιζε πως ήταν.
Οι γείτονες της Κουίνι δεν εγκρίνουν τους ενοικιαστές που διαλέγει, ούτε ο σύζυγός της όταν επιστρέφει. Μπορεί η Αγγλία να ανασυγκροτείται μετά από έναν πόλεμο, αλλά στην οδό Νέβερν 21 ο πόλεμος μόλις έχει αρχίσει.

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Ebook ΜΙΚΡΟ ΝΗΣΙ read Online! In 1948 Andrea Levy's father sailed from Jamaica to England on the Empire Windrush ship and her mother joined him soon after. Andrea was born in London in 1956, growing up black in what was still a very white England. This experience has given her a complex perspective on the country of her birth.

Andrea Levy did not begin writing until she was in her mid-thirties. At that time there was little written about the black British experience in Britain. After attending writing workshops Levy began to write the novels that she, as a young woman, had always wanted to read – entertaining novels that reflect the experiences of black Britons, that look closely and perceptively at Britain and its changing population and at the intimacies that bind British history with that of the Caribbean. In her first three novels she explored - from different perspectives - the problems faced by black British-born children of Jamaican emigrants. In her first novel, the semi-autobiographical Every Light in the House Burnin' (1994), the story is of a Jamaican family living in London in the 1960s. Never Far from Nowhere (1996), her second, is set during the 1970s and tells the story of two very different sisters living on a London council estate. In Fruit of the Lemon (1999), Faith Jackson, a young black woman, visits Jamaica after suffering a nervous breakdown and discovers a previously unknown personal history

In her fourth novel Small Island Levy examines the experiences of those of her father's generation who returned to Britain after being in the RAF during the Second World War. But more than just the story of the Jamaicans who came looking for a new life in the Mother Country, she explores the adjustments and problems faced by the English people whom those Jamaicans came to live amongst. Immigration changes everyone's lives and in Small Island Levy examines not only the conflicts of two cultures thrown together after a terrible war, but also the kindness and strength people can show to each other. The Second World War was a great catalyst that has led to the multi-cultural society Britain has become. For Andrea Levy acknowledging the role played by all sides in this change is an important part of understanding the process so we can go on to create a better future together.

In her latest novel, The Long Song, Levy goes further back to the origins of that intimacy between Britain and the Caribbean. The book is set in early 19th century Jamaica during the last years of slavery and the period immediately after emmancipation. It is the story of July, a house slave on a sugar plantation named Amity. The story is narrated by the character of July herself, now an old woman, looking back upon her eventful life.

Andrea Levy is a Londoner. She not only lives and works in the city she loves but has used London as the setting in many of her novels. She has been a recipient of an Arts Council Award and her second novel Never Far from Nowhere was long listed for the Orange Prize. Small Island was the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Whitbread Novel Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year award, the Orange Best of the Best, and the Commonwealth Writer's Prize. Her latest novel The Long Song was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, and was the winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Besides novels she has also written short stories that have been read on radio, published in newspapers and anthologised. She has been a judge for the Orange Prize for Fiction, Orange Futures and the Saga Prize.



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