Exiles at Home

Jamaican Chronicles

by Dereck C. Sale



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/17/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781490742601
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781490742618
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781490742625

About the Book

Beginning around the middle of the last century when, after centuries of colonization, Jamaica began moving to cut its ties to England, many Jamaicans, especially those of the old establishment, became nervous about the island’s future and their place in a newly constituted sovereign state. During two decades following Independence, their fears—real or imagined—were either realized or seemed about to be. In either case, the alternative for them was to leave or prepare to leave the island, with the hope of finding a continuation of their former lives abroad. A generation of them did, some with more difficulty than others, but until they departed Jamaica, they were exiles at home. The five pieces in this book are fictional stories. The first four are set in Jamaica; the fifth, in anticipation of the main theme, is set in England.

About the Author

Dereck C. Sale was born in 1941 and grew up in Jamaica. As a youth, he spent nine years in the Jesuit academies of Campion and St. Georges College, before he moved to England to pursue his professional studies. He became the youngest partner in an international firm of Chartered Accountants on his return to the island, where he and his Swedish wife remained for twelve years, and where their four children were born. Today the extended family live in Canada. Over the decades, Sale’s writings on professional, economic, and political issues have been published in newspapers and financial journals in several countries. His first book Testament of the Third Man, appeared in 2007.