Poverty in the mid fifties was rampant back then in Barbados Louise who is the central character in my novel would have experiened more than her fair share of this scourge. Her mother Naomi toiled in the cane fields in the sweltering heat most days.
I am ecstatic, my Novel Growing Up In Barbados is finally available for sale at https://www.bajanlass.com/ Very salacious in parts, but sends a very deep and strong message!
Statistically, poor and downtrodden children are two folds more vulnerable to being sexually molested by an adult, than children in a privileged environment, and its usually someone known to them. The G8 needs to work assiduously in eradicating this scourge. Take Louise, the central character in my Book, one can conclude that the majority of the ‘ugly’ things that happened to her during her formative years were responsible for the choices she made in life.
Louise, the main character of my novel was the product of an African woman and a British white Man. She was classified as a Malatto as a result of this fusion of color. As a result she was also classified as being ‘different’. In Barbados during the fifties, with the majority of the population being of African descent, her skin tone was a huge issue!
One can never under estimate the power of the socializaiton process as a child. This process can ultimately determine one’s success or failure. Indeed it played a pivitol and profound role in the life of Louise, the main character in my novel Growing Up In Barbados. A must read!!i
At last, my dream of seeing the fruition of my Book Growing Up In Barbados is imminent. I thank my ‘absolute’ and also all the personnel at Xlibris Publishing for making this happen. Oh, some heavy stuff in this book, which chronicles a young lady’s life and the ‘bad’ choices she made as a result of ‘ugly’ experiences which occurred during her formative years.