Title: THE ARAWAK GIRL
Publisher: The Pioneer Press., Kingston Jamaica.
Publication Date: 1958
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: 1st Edition
92 printed pages. 12 x 18.5 cm. Original green and white paper coves (small piece torn from top edge otherwise very good condition). A short novel by Jamaica's first novelist.
Herbert George de Lisser CMG (1878 -1944) was a Jamaican journalist and author. He has been called "one of the most conspicuous figures in the history of West Indian literature.
In 1949 Una Marson (1905-65) launched the Pioneer Press, the book-publishing arm of Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner. Marson is recognised as the first major woman poet of the Caribbean and an outstanding feminist. Marson was a vulnerable yet worldly-woman who dedicated her life to the great causes of her day including gender equality and racial solidarity which she most poignantly portrayed in her poem ‘There will come a time’ (1931).
WorldCat locates three copies in the UK.