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Lucasta Miller: "Denied by many in the Victorian medical profession- that healthy women have sexual desires" "regarded with distaste during the 19th century even among feminists"
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May Sinclair "virgin priestess of art" "sublimation
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A poor creole isolated from the white upper class and kept by colour and race from those towards she instinctively reaches, the black islanders - Louis James
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Prelapsarian prior to the fall of man
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We boiled green bananas in an old iron pot and ate them with our fingers
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They dropped out one morning so I put them on a stone. They shone like gold in the sun and Tia stared. She had small eyes, very black, set deep in her head.
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Keep them then you cheating ******
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Old time white nothing but white ****** now, and black ****** better than white ******
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"Our garden was large and beautiful as that garden in the bible- the tree of life grew there"
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Tia and Antionette's friendship is broke by the 'impassible boundary of colour distinction' Wally Look Lai
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"Will turn on the weak because they can make no impression on those who are their real masters" Jane Miller
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"The powerless are so hopelessly corrupted by the power they do not have" Jane miller
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'Gold is the idol they worship' "Offers the additional Marxist approach to the text" "Themes of inequality, exploitation and poverty"
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"My fever weakness left me, so did all misgiving"
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"Hardly able to believe she was the pale silent creature I had married"
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Race and heritage Colonialism: the West Indies were named by Christopher Columbus's discovery of the islands in 1492 The act of claiming and renaming is symptomatic of the area
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Marionette, Antoinette, Marionetta, Antoinetta
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Economic desires "The old estates are going cheap" "He came to make money as they all do
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Eurocentric perspectives: 'The miller's daughter' 'Vase of yellow roses'
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"Mr Mason clipped his wings, he grew very bad tempered" "He made an effort to fly down but his clipped wings failed him and he fell screeching. He was all on fire
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He had been poisoned I would never see Coulibri again. Nothing would be left... and the picture of the millers daughter
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Slept side by side We stared at each other, blood on my face, tears on hers. It was as if I saw myself. Like in a looking glass
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Dressing with modesty Now and at the hour of our death. Let perpetual light shine on them. This is for my mother... then I remembered how she hated a strong light and loved the cool and the shade.
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Soon we were back in the shifting shadows, more beautiful than any perpetual light
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I want you to be happy Antoinette. Secure
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I was afraid. I was certain that hidden in that room (behind the old black press?) there was a dead man's dried hand, white chicken feathers, a **** with its throat cut, dying slowly, slowly.
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Didn't you fly at me like a little wild cat when I said **** not **** not even ****, black people I must say
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'You don't like or even see the good in them' she said 'and you won't believe in the other side"
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Amelie: Sly, spiteful, malignant, like much else in this place
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Massacre
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I was married a month after I arrived in Jamaica and for nearly three weeks of that time I was in bed with a fever
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Everything is too much, I felt as I rode wearily after her. Too much blue, too much purple, too much green. Too near Too high
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I have not bought her she has bought me
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Is it true that England is like a dream? ...a cold dark dream sometimes.
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"That is precisely how your beautiful island seems to me, quite unreal and like a dream"
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"How can rivers and mountains and the sea be unreal"
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"How can millions of people, their houses and their streets be unreal?"
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"But at night how different, even her voice was changed"
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Die the die! I watched her die many times. In my way not hers
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More lost and drowned afterwards
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I grew to like these mountain people
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Die then. Sleep. It is all that I can give you
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You have been shamelessly deceived by the Mason family
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I felt very little tenderness for her, she was a stranger to me who did not think it feel as I did
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For that man money pretty like pretty self
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We watched the sky and the distant sea on fire But I soon grew tired of that display. I was waiting for the scent of the flowers by the river - they opened when darkness came and it came quickly... night with blazing stars, an alien moon
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You make love to her till she drunk with it... she can't see the sun anymore. Only you she see.
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I'll take her in my arms, my lunatic. She's mad but mine, mine
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Antoinette is forced to re enact the suffering imposed by their former colonial masters on generations of enslaved black people- Ken Head
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Issues of race and gender are intricately interrelated in the novel -Ken Head
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A poor creole isolated from the white upper class and kept by colour and race from those towards she instinctively reaches, the black islanders - Louis James

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Prelapsarian prior to the fall of man

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