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Beka Lamb

Beka Lamb by Zee Edgell

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By Zee Edgell

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Set in Belize City in the early 1950s, Beka Lamb is the record of a few months in the life of Beka and her family. Beka and her friend Toycie Qualo are on the threshold of change from childhood to adulthood. Their personal struggles and tragedies play out against a backdrop of political upheaval and regeneration as the British colony of Belize gears up for universal suffrage, and progression towards independence. The politics of the colony, the influence of the mixing of races in society, and the dominating presence of the Catholic Church are woven into the fabric of the story to provide a compelling portrait, ‘a loving evocation of Belizean life and landscape’. Beka’s vibrant character guides us through a tumultuous period in her own life and that of her country.

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