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Description - A Jamaican Storyteller's Tale by Lorrimar Burford

A Jamaican Storyteller's Tale A Novel By Lorrimer Burford Underpinned by common Jamaican themes, A Jamaican Storyteller's Tale tells the story of a young man intent on saving an aspect of his heritage that is dying- the storytelling. He is heavily influenced by his father's skill at relating these stories.When his family migrates, he comes face to face with the possibility of losing this part of his heritage-forever. By merging these tales with the story of this young man, Burford skilfully creates a supernatural synthesis which captures and tantalizes the reader. Having read Lorrimer Burford's "A Jamaican Storyteller's Tale", I feel proud to be a country bumpkin. I am even more proud because the settings of the tales are all from the parish of my birth. The duppy stories are intricately, yet easily woven and are guaranteed to give even the experienced reader goosebumps. Thank you for causing me to relive my rich cultural heritage. I wish that all who read this magnificent work will want to know more about Jamaican folklore and will tell their own stories to keep our oral traditions alive. OLIVER SAMUELS, Actor, Performer

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789768184849
ISBN-10: 9768184841
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Pages: 197
Imprint: LMH Publishing
Publisher: LMH Publishing
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: Jamaica

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Author Biography - Lorrimar Burford

Lorrimer Burford is currently an MBA candidate at the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University, and has earned degrees from New York University and the University of the West Indies in the fields of marketing and mathematics. A teacher, administrator and marketer, he enjoys writing the stories that were told to him as a child, remembering the good old days of a colourful Jamaican culture.