Citation
Lionheart gal : life stories of Jamaican women

Material Information

Title:
Lionheart gal : life stories of Jamaican women
Creator:
Sistren ( Author, Primary )
Ford Smith, Honor ( Editor )
Place of Publication:
London
Publisher:
Women's Press
Publication Date:
Edition:
[1st ed.]
Measurements:
xxxi, 298 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Women--Jamaica--Social conditions
Women--Jamaica--Interviews.; Working class women--Jamaica--Interviews
Sex role--Jamaica

Notes

General Note:
The front cover illustration is based on a scene described in one of the life stories in the book. It shows four Caribbean women of great spiritual power defending their yard from theives and invaders. In yellow is Erzule, the Haitian goddess of sexuality; in blue is Yemaya, the Yoruba mother goddess; in white is Obatala, the androgynous god/dess of purity, turth, peace, justice and wisdom; and in red is Ni, the guerilla warrior priestess and queen of the Maroons.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Creation/Production Credits:
Thompson, May and Hodges, Ann (cover illustration)
Issuing Body:
Sistren (Organization)

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Illinois at Chicago Library
Holding Location:
Special Collections, University of Illinois at Chicago Library
Rights Management:
All rights reserved with selected images digitized and displayed for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
0704340224 ( ISBN )
455729 ( UIC Bibliographic ID )
87176437 //r89 ( LCCN )
HQ1517.A3 L56 1986 ( UIC Call No. )

Related Items

Host material:
H.D. Carberry Collection of Caribbean Studies (University of Illinois at Chicago)

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