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Jamaican author Marlon James on Wednesday (March 4) launched his second novel ‘The Book of Night Women’ in Washington DC, which is a grim and frightening look at the oppressiveness of slavery, told from the female perspective.
A novel centres on the form of slavery that existed in the West Indies, including its diabolical methods of control, but ultimately the irrepressible, ardent, and ultimately victorious spirit of freedom.
James, in his book, takes the perspective of a group of Jamaican slave women from two centuries ago to give readers entr

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