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Augustown From The Winner Of The Forward Prize, Augustown Is A Magical And Haunting Novel Set In The Underbelly Of Jamaica.Ma Taffy May Be Blind But She Sees Everything So When Her Great Nephew Kaia Comes Home From School In Tears, What She Senses Sends A Deep Fear Running Through Her While They Wait For His Mama To Come Home From Work, Ma Taffy Recalls The Story Of The Flying Preacherman And A Great Thing That Did Not Happen A Poor Suburban Sprawl In The Jamaican Heartland, Augustown Is A Place Where Many Things That Should Happen Don T, And Plenty Of Things That Shouldn T Happen Do For The Story Of Kaia Leads Back To Another Momentous Day In Jamaican History, The Birth Of The Rastafari And The Desire For A Better Life.

  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Augustown
  • Kei Miller
  • 02 August 2017
  • 110187161X

About the Author: Kei Miller

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10 thoughts on “Augustown

  1. says:

    There is very little doubt in my mind that Augustown is brilliant It is such a simple tale and yet so complex in the moods and emotions evoked He showcases that what happens the event is not the story What happens is only the face or the cover The story, the reverberations, the impact, the undercurrents, the culture, the resentment, the simmering anger, the privilege, the inequities all of these things andare percolating in communities Flowing, growing, changing It s all flu There is very little doubt in my mind that Augustown is brilliant It is such a simple tale and yet so complex in the moods and emotions evoked He showcases that what happens the event is not the story What happens is only the face or the cover The story, the reverberations, the impact, the undercurrents, the culture, the resentment, the simmering anger, the privilege, the inequities all of these things andare percolating in communities Flowing, growing, changing It s all fluid Miller ostensibly a poet cum novelist brings an artistic bright light on what in less skilled hands would be pedestrian and heavy handed Miller shows and do...

  2. says:

    What is Augustown about Here s the author, speaking through one of his characters Look, this isn t magic realism This is not another story about superstitious island people and their primitive beliefs No You don t get off that easy This is a story about people as real as you are, and as real as I once was before I became a bodiless thing floating up here in the sky Intrigued How could you not be This book is simply magnificent, a testimony to where the creative mind can take us and an What is Augustown about Here s the author, speaking through one of his characters Look, this isn t magic realism This is not another story about superstitious island people and their primitive beliefs No You don t get off that easy This is a story about people as real as you are, and as real as I once was before I became a bodiless thing floating up here in the sky Intrigued How could you not be This b...

  3. says:

    An inverted gold crown on a jet background graces my cover of Kei Miller s 2016 novel Augustown and the fiction points to the couple of days in the 20th C when the power structure inverted in a small town in Jamaica A flying preacher, Alexander Bedward, is instrumental in inspiring the beginnings of the Rastafarian movement in 1920 s Jamaica That story is wrapped around acurrent parallel story of Gina, the clever girl some thought would also fly the stories bounce against each oth An inverted gold crown on a jet background graces my cover of Kei Miller s 2016 novel Augustown and the fiction points to the couple of days in the 20th C when the power structure inverted in a small town in...

  4. says:

    I selected this book from the Tournament of Books longlist as a potential dark horse I really liked it and would love to see it make the shortlist I like the way it plays with storytelling and assumptions the reader might be making.Halfway through, I was confronted with this Look, this isn t magic realism This is not another story about superstitious island people and their primitive beliefs No You don t get off that easy This is a story about people as real as you are, and as real as I o I selected this book from the Tournament of Books longlist as a potential dark horse I really liked it and would love to see it make the shortlist I like the way it plays with storytelling and assumptions the reader might be making.Halfway through, I was confronted with this Look, this isn t magic realism This is not another story about superstitious island people and their primitive beliefs No You don t get off that easy This is a story about people as real as you are, and as real as I once was before I became a bodiless thing floating up here in the sky You may as well stop to consider aurgent question not whether you believe in this story or not, but whether this story is about the kinds of people you have never taken the time to believe in The novel starts with a woman in a specific area known as Augustown, which may be based on the real life area of Jamaica referred to as August Town, now known as Ma Taffy, somewhat of a matriarch for her nieces and nephews and greatnieces and greatne...

  5. says:

    With this amazing novel, Miller provides a portrait of 20th century Jamaican history through conversations, retelling of folk stories and witnessed events with mythic interpretation We see attempts of the darkest skin people to break free spiritually in a culture where skin tone defines class All of this happens in Augustown, the poor section of Kingston.Ma Taffy has raised three girls and now the chi...

  6. says:

    A hauntingly beautiful and yet brutal story It s a hard combination to pull off, and Miller does it Lyricism can be used to make ugly things too pretty and bearable but I never felt that Miller walked into this trap instead, his poetry of expression allowed me to look straight into the story, and to see the humanity and uniqueness of his characters Augustown also manages to tell a lot of story in a little book only 250 pages In these ways I prefer it to Marlon James s bludgeon of a masterp A hauntingly beautiful and yet brutal story It s a hard combination to pull off, and Miller does it Lyricism can be used to make ugly things too pretty and bearable but I never felt that Mille...

  7. says:

    To know a man properly, you must know the shape of his hurt the specific wound around which his person has been formed like a scab I am mesmerized by Kei Miller s unique poetic voice There s a soft ring to it, a gentle clarity.Augustown has a timeless quality, as if it wasn t so much written as revealed And after reading it, I feel like a child feels after a magical fairy tale aware of a whole new world.Jamaica is a place I ve never been, an exotic locale to me But Miller did something speTo know a man properly, you must know the shape of his hurt the specific wound around which his person has been formed like a scab I am mesmerized by Kei Miller s unique poetic voice There s a soft ring to it, a gentle clarity.Augustown has a timeless quality, as if it wasn t so much written as revealed And after reading it, I feel like a child feels after a magical fairy tale aware of a whole new world.Jamaica is a place I ve never been, an exotic locale to me But Miller did something special here He wove dialect through the story, created vivid characters like Ma Taffy and Sister Gilzene and Bongo Moody, and shared local folklore and beliefs, simply but clearly explaining how they came to be And the way he did this made ...

  8. says:

    Andrew Bedward 1848 1930 was one of the most successful preachers of Jamaican Revivalism His followers became Garveyites and then later Rastafarians They fought against colonial and white oppression Born in St Andrew s Parish north of Kingston, Jamaica, it is in this same parish in which August Town exists today, the Augustown of the book s title When the GR book description states that Ma Taffy recalls the story of the flying preacherman , it is Andrew Bedward that she is speaking of Andrew Bedward 1848 1930 was one of the most successful preachers of Jamaican Revivalism His followers became Garveyites and then later Rastafarians They fought against colonial and white oppression Born in St Andrew s Parish north of Ki...

  9. says:

    The writing in this book will leave you breathless Just exquisite prose I just turned the last page and I immediately started reading the beginning of the book again I wanted to both go over some scenes in this book that I was little confused or maybe befuddled about, but also revisit the lyrical prose This book reminded me a little of The Fishermen by Obioma Claire of the Sea Light by Danticat and some others One critic compared the writing to Garcia M rquez, whom I ve never read, but ce The writing in this book will leave you breathless Just exquisite prose I just turned the last page and I immediately started reading the beginning of the book again I wanted to both go over some scenes in this book that I was little confused or maybe befuddled about, but also revisit th...

  10. says:

    this is the story of the jamaican people but it is also the story of all the peoplewith melatonin in their skinwho were enslavedand then were freedand nothing changed becausethey were owned anywayso they created their storiesand the stories are truethey are stories of hope and elevationeven asthe...

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