Rachel Hore

Slaves To Fortune

The Long Song


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A recurrent theme of Small Island, Andrea Levy’s award-winning novel about the Windrush generation, was the respect and loyalty that Jamaicans felt towards Britain, the Mother Country. Reading her long-awaited new outing, a shocking tale of sugar plantation slaves in the run-up to emancipation and afterwards, one is left wondering how on earth this respect was ever instilled in the first place.

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