|Classic Jamaican story by J'can crooner|
|Written by Dr. Garth Rose|
|Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:58|
Highland "Dobby" Dobson has been one of Jamaica's top crooners, with hits such as "Sweet Dreams." His latest project however shows off another creative side of the Jamaican star, with the release of his excellently written novel, The Misadventures of Saucy and her Mama.
This is a very Jamaican book written by a dedicated Jamaican, who eloquently depicts life in rural Jamaica and the misadventures many Jamaicans encounter on their quest for the American dream.
The Misadventures of Saucy and her Mama tells the story of young Jamaican single mother, Beatrice, who, like so many Jamaicans, comes to America seeking a better life. Faced with financial struggles on her arrival, Beatrice, aka "Mama," unabashedly uses her beauty to woo male admirers and climb the social ladder in a new country. Meanwhile, her daughter Saucy, still in Jamaica, suffers at the hands of her cruel grandmother. Mama however works all the while to make sure the young, well behaved teen comes to America.
Bright and attractive, good girl Saucy gets into college, and falls in love with a young, 'ebony'-skinned man whom Mama disproves of. But while Saucy blossoms in life and love, Mama struggles with her decaying looks and her reputation, losing everything, including the respect of Saucy.
Like an expert caterer, Dobson serves up Jamaican life like a buffet with a little of everything: sex, love, race, deception, jealousy, humor, drugs, murder, obeah and religion, all back-dropped by life in the Jamaican countryside and life in Jamaican immigrant communities of Brooklyn, New York.
For sure readers will remain captivated as they follow the misadventures of Mama and Saucy. The book is a must-read for Jamaicans, putting a spotlight on the realities of the Jamaican immigrant experience. It also offers a great opportunity for non-Jamaicans to understand Jamaica and the stark realities faced by migrants in big cities like New York.
The Misadventures of Saucy and her Mama is a well written, provoking and passionate story that moves at a fast pace, holding the attention of the reader from opening chapter to its moving conclusion.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 08:49|