The Festival of San Joaquin 

Caribbean Literature and Poetry

The Festival of San Joaquin 
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Zee Edgell
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd
  • Level: Adult
  • Series: Macmillan Caribbean Writers
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Luz Marina, jailed for the murder of her violent husband, returns to her home village, hoping to leave the past behind and win back custody of her children. But first she must reckon with the ill-will of her former employer and mother-in-law, the wealthy landowner Doña Catalina, who plots to ruin Luz Marina’s chances of rebuilding her life.
This novel, set among the mestizo Spanish communities of rural Belize, gives a sympathetic and moving portrait of peasant life.

About the author
Zee Edgell is Belize’s foremost writer, and the first Belizean to reach an international audience for her literature. A journalist, she has served as Director of the Department of Women’s Affairs of Belize and Head of the Women’s Bureau of Belize; Secretary to the Governing Board for Concerned Women For Family Planning in Dacca, Bangladesh; and UNICEF Consultant to The Somali Women’s Democratic Organization in Mogadishu, Somali. She currently teaches creative writing at Kent State University in Ohio. Her other novels are Beka Lamb (winner of the Fawcett Society Book Prize), In Times Like These and Time and the River.

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