- By Rachel Manley

In My Father's Shade

  • Title: In My Father's Shade
  • Author: Rachel Manley
  • ISBN: 9781901969252
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In My Father s Shade A father daughter story that is moving starkly honest and bittersweet Michael Manley the charismatic three term Prime Minister of Jamaica stood at the heart of a turbulent decade as his country ca

    A father daughter story that is moving, starkly honest and bittersweet.Michael Manley, the charismatic, three term Prime Minister of Jamaica, stood at the heart of a turbulent decade as his country came of age in the 1970s But here we see him as any daughter sees a father a man with flaws and frailties and an inspiring yet ordinary dignity Married five times with five cA father daughter story that is moving, starkly honest and bittersweet.Michael Manley, the charismatic, three term Prime Minister of Jamaica, stood at the heart of a turbulent decade as his country came of age in the 1970s But here we see him as any daughter sees a father a man with flaws and frailties and an inspiring yet ordinary dignity Married five times with five children, Michael Manley was the man whose mind coursed with big ideals, deep loves and unreachable ideas Rachel Manley admits to being surrounded by rivals for her father s affection, as she reflects on her sometimes spoiled and wilful nature and her longing to be the centre of his world.In the wake of his death, Rachel Manley turned inward to try and understand the lessons of his life, a life that cast its shadow so fiercely over her own She balances the dual identity of her father and invites us to visit both the paternal and political elements of his character.

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