The other side of paradise: a memoir
It was her grandmother who nurtured and protected and provided for Staceyann and her older brother in the early years. But when the three were separated, Staceyann was thrust, alone, into an unfamiliar and dysfunctional home in Paradise, Jamaica. There, she faced far greater troubles than absent parents. So, armed with a fierce determination and uncommon intelligence, she discovered a way to break out of this harshly unforgiving world.
Staceyann Chin, acclaimed and iconic performance artist, now brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a brave, lyrical, and fiercely candid memoir about growing up in Jamaica. She plumbs tender and unsettling memories as she writes about drifting from one home to the next, coming out as a lesbian, and finding the man she believes to be her father and ultimately her voice. Hers is an unforgettable story told with grace, humor, and courage.
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|Full title||other side of paradise a memoir|
|Last Update||2017-08-14 05:04:52AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-06-20 04:57:00AM|
|author||Chin, Staceyann, 1972-|
|item_details||ils:.b13240973|.i14172768|Central Biographies|B CHIN S|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jun 25, 2016|canb|||
|local_callnumber_arlington||B CHIN S|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13240973|Book|Books|1st Scribner hardcover ed.|English|Scribner,|2009.|278 p. ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Authors, Jamaican -- 21st century -- Biography, Chin, Staceyann, -- 1972-, Lesbian activists -- Jamaica -- Biography, Lesbian authors -- Jamaica -- Biography, Racially mixed children -- Jamaica -- Biography|
|title_display||The other side of paradise : a memoir|
|title_full||The other side of paradise : a memoir / Staceyann Chin|
|title_short||The other side of paradise :|