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Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle

Cane Warriors

Alex Wheatle

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Andersen Press Ltd
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Publication date: 1 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9781783449873
  • The TimesChildren's Book of the Week
5 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
18 Sep 2020

"It’s passionate, important and Wheatle’s best novel yet"

The award-winning writer Alex Wheatle was born in Brixton, south London, to Jamaican parents, and in his powerful new novel he returns to the place he portrayed with such love in his 2005 book Island Songs. He homes in on a period of Jamaican history he heard about from his family as a child: the uprisings of 1760, when the slaves fought back in a series of massacres. It is startling and brutal, and Wheatle tells the tale with historical sensitivity, the dialogue written in a transporting patois that sings out of the page.