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How To Say Babylon

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How To Say Babylon

Safiya Sinclair

What We Say: Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where luxury hotels line pristine white-sand beaches, Safiya Sinclair grew up guarding herself against an ever-present threat: her father. A strict believer in a militant sect of Rastafari who railed against the corrupting influence of the immoral Western world just beyond their gate, he forbade the women in the family to go anywhere but home and school, and became increasingly tyrannical. This is a courageous memoir of breaking free from a father’s oppression and an unforgettable story of a young woman’s determination to live life on her own terms.

What They Say: “One of the most gut-wrenching, soul-stirring, electrifying memoirs I've ever read. It shatters every perception we have about Rastafari and lays bare our post-colonial wounds as Jamaicans with lyrical power, unflinching truth, and grace” – Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes The Sun

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