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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date March 1, 1995
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140153149
ISBN-10 0140153144
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $10.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Tells the stories of twelve-year-old Clare Savage's ancestors, both the Black slaves on her mother's side and the white slave owners of Jamaica on her father's side
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Ever since Abeng was first published in 1984, Michelle Cliff has steadily become a literary force. Her novels evoke both the clearly delineated hierarchies of colonial Jamaica and the subtleties of present-day island life. Nowhere is her power felt more than in Clare Savage, her Jamaican heroine, who appeared, already grown, in No Telephone to Heaven. Abeng is a kind of prequel to that highly-acclaimed novel and is a small masterpiece in its own right. Here Clare is twelve years old, the light-skinned daughter of a middle-class family, growing up among the complex contradictions of class versus color, blood versus history, harsh reality versus delusion, in a colonized country. In language that surrounds us with a richness of meaning and voices, the several strands of young Clare's heritage are explored: the Maroons, who used the conch shell—the abeng—to pass messages as they fought a guerilla struggle against their English enslavers; and the legacy of Clare's white great-great-grandfater, Judge Savage, who burned his hundred slaves on the eve of their emancipation. A lyrical, explosive coming-of-age story combined with a provocative retelling of the colonial history of Jamaica, this novel is a triumph.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780140153149 Book cover for 9780452274839
 
Reprint edition from Plume (September 1, 1995)
9780452274839 | details & prices | 166 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Ever since Abeng was first published in 1984, Michelle Cliff has steadily become a literary force.
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With Roy Williams | Reissue edition from Penguin USA (March 1, 1995)
9780140153149 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $10.95
This edition also contains God, Actually: Why God Probably Exists, Why Jesus Was Probably Divine, and Why the 'Rational' Objections to Religion Are Unconvincing, God, Actually: Why God Probably Exists, Why Jesus Was Probably Divine, and Why the 'rational' Objections to Religion Are Unconvincing
About: Tells the stories of twelve-year-old Clare Savage's ancestors, both the Black slaves on her mother's side and the white slave owners of Jamaica on her father's side
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140153149 Book cover for 9780745953915
 
from Lion Pub (September 28, 2009)
9780745953915 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Drawing upon examples from science, politics, history, sociology, and the arts, this intriguing look at the nature of Christian faith answers the biggest questions by appealing to evidence and reason.
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With Michelle Cliff | Reissue edition from Penguin USA (March 1, 1995); titled "Abeng"
9780140153149 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $10.95
This edition also contains Abeng, God, Actually: Why God Probably Exists, Why Jesus Was Probably Divine, and Why the 'rational' Objections to Religion Are Unconvincing
About: Tells the stories of twelve-year-old Clare Savage's ancestors, both the Black slaves on her mother's side and the white slave owners of Jamaica on her father's side
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140153149 Book cover for 9781854249203
 
from Lion Pub (September 1, 2009)
9781854249203 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $18.99
The price comparison is for this edition
With Michelle Cliff | Reissue edition from Penguin USA (March 1, 1995); titled "Abeng"
9780140153149 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $10.95
This edition also contains Abeng, God, Actually: Why God Probably Exists, Why Jesus Was Probably Divine, and Why the 'Rational' Objections to Religion Are Unconvincing
About: Tells the stories of twelve-year-old Clare Savage's ancestors, both the Black slaves on her mother's side and the white slave owners of Jamaica on her father's side

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