↠ She's Gone || ✓ PDF Read by ↠ Kwame Dawes

By Kwame Dawes | Comments: ( 330 ) | Date: ( Sep 22, 2019 )

A prominent Jamaican reggae singer falls in love with an African American woman while on tour in South Carolina The two struggle to forge a relationship across a cultural and psychological divide in a story that spans from Jamaica to South Carolina to New York City.


  • Title: She's Gone
  • Author: Kwame Dawes
  • ISBN: 9781933354187
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Kwame Dawes

Born in Ghana in 1962, Kwame Dawes spent most of his childhood and early adult life in Jamaica As a poet, he is profoundly influenced by the rhythms and textures of that lush place, citing in a recent interview his spiritual, intellectual, and emotional engagement with reggae music His book Bob Marley Lyrical Genius remains the most authoritative study of the lyrics of Bob Marley.His 11th collection of verse, Wisteria Poems From the Swamp Country, was published in January 2006 In February, 2007 Akashic Books published his novel, She s Gone and Peepal Tree Books published his 12th collection of poetry, Impossible Flying, and his non fiction work, A Far Cry From Plymouth Rock A Personal Narrative.His essays have appeared in numerous journals including Bomb Magazine, The London Review of Books, Granta, Essence, World Literature Today and Double Take Magazine.In October, 2007, his thirteenth book of poems, Gomer s Song will appear on the Black Goat imprint of Akashic Books Dawes has seen produced some twenty of his plays over the past twenty five years including, most recently a production of his musical, One Love, at the Lyric Hammersmith in London.Kwame Dawes is Distinguished Poet in Residence, Louis Frye Scudder Professor of Liberal Arts and Founder and executive Director of the South Carolina Poetry Initiative He is the director of the University of South Carolina Arts Institute and the programming director of the Calabash International Literary Festival, which takes place in Jamaica in May of each year.



Comments She's Gone

  • Shivanee Ramlochan

    Excerpted from the full review:"I’ve seen several volumes of Dawes’ poetry collections lining local bookstore shelves, but reading She’s Gone, a Caribbean mystic-meets-American urbane love story, is the first true interaction I’ve had with his work.One sizzling Southern Carolina night, the paths of Kofi, a Jamaican roots reggae man, and Keisha, an American sex and gender researcher, intersect. This book is about how they come to each other, come for each other, how they live together, as [...]


  • Muna_booklova

    The first part of the book was engaging as the story unfoled it became less and less. When it unfolded that she was pregnant I was no longer interested, that just seemed like the easiest route for the author to take and I was dissapointed when it happened. There never seemed to be any kind of serious love match between the two characters, which is fine but then there has to be enough of a plot to keep interest. The ending sucked I was expecting better.


  • Leila

    I bought this book at Kristin's bookshop in St. George's (Go check it out if you haven't already)!Kwame Dawes spoke at Bermuda College awhile back and impressed me. Thought I would try this novel. It was equal parts trashy, simple, layered, quick and delicious. it felt like i was indulging a guilty pleasure the whole time i was reading . and I enjoyed it :)


  • Kristi

    Spoiler alert: Story of a passionate love affair between an unstable musician from Jamaica and a female professor from the American South. Their relationship causes them to face some of their demons before they can move forward together -- at least for the time being.Strange and haunting.


  • Danielle Strickman

    A debut novel about a cross-cultural relationship- set in NY, American South and Cariggean. Psychological, cultural, gender issues, all beautifully written. Ghanizn born Jamaican author.


  • Inbal Alon

    most of the time I felt like I just wanted to get through it but not for the right reasons


  • Felicia York

    Full review on BanditBookReviews.wordpressLoved the book. I think if you're not curious about Jamaican/AfAm culture or familiar with it, you may not like this book.It ain't for everybody.


  • montana

    interesting so far in terms of interaction between west indian and black american population. also about reggae heart heart heart.


  • Autumn Joi

    Interesting story, but a little too slow at times. It seemed to stall a bit in the middle and towards the end.


  • Dennis

    Captivating book about an international, intercultural romance that is by no means a fairytale.


  • Carol

    Great poetic realistic writing. Fierce prose.


  • Leah

    Again it's been awhile but I enjoyed it, and I actually have a signed copy. :)


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