Spirits in the Dark by H. Nigel Thomas
Finalist for The Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction in 1994
In this powerful first novel, H.Nigel Thomas writes about the confusing maze of societal pressures that paralyse Jerome Quashee while growing up in the Caribbean. A spiritual guide finally helps him come to terms with his homosexuality. Jerome also wrestles with the guilt of knowing so little about his African heritage and the simultaneous pressure to let go of his ties to Black culture – to speak, think and act white. Brilliantly written, Spirits in the Dark has been published outside of Canada as part of Heinemann’s prestigious Caribbean Writers series.
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