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By Staceyann Chin

Staceyann Chin has seemed on tv and radio, together with The Oprah Winfrey Show , CNN, and PBS, discussing problems with race and sexuality. however it is her remarkable voice that introduced her profession as a performer, poet, and activist. right here, she stocks her unforgettable tale of triumph opposed to all odds during this courageous and fiercely candid memoir..

No one knew Staceyann’s mom used to be pregnant until eventually a dangerously small child was once born at the ground of her grandmother’s condominium in Jamaica, on Christmas Day. Staceyann’s mom didn't want her, and her father was once now not current. nobody, other than her grandmother, notion Staceyann might continue to exist. It used to be her grandmother who nurtured and guarded and supplied for Staceyann and her older brother within the early years. but if the 3 have been separated, Staceyann used to be thrust, by myself, into an unexpected and dysfunctional domestic in Paradise, Jamaica. .

Told with grace, humor, and braveness, Chin plumbs soft and unsettling thoughts as she writes approximately drifting from one domestic to the subsequent, popping out as a lesbian, discovering the fellow she believes to be her father, and eventually, learning her voice. .

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