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Jacko Jacobus

Kwame Dawes

Published January 1st 1996
ISBN : 9781900715065
Paperback
159 pages
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Poor sower of seeds with a gift for dreaming, Jacko Jacobus knows that his destiny is to found a people to shake the nations. But when he has to flee Jamaica to escape his brothers wrath, he finds himself pushing crack for his Uncle Al in SouthMorePoor sower of seeds with a gift for dreaming, Jacko Jacobus knows that his destiny is to found a people to shake the nations. But when he has to flee Jamaica to escape his brothers wrath, he finds himself pushing crack for his Uncle Al in South Carolina. In his reworking of the myth of Jacob and Esau, Kwame Dawes builds on a gripping narrative of prophecy, love, deceit and murder to address contemporary Caribbean realities- and in portraying the conflict between Jackos trickster inventiveness and the narrow righteousness of his brother Erics path, he explores the universal tensions between Jackos sense of duty as a chosen instrument of God and his desire to make his own way, whatever the consequences.