Dark Hearts By: Shanaga Brown “Kindness is never a burden, it is a blessing.” In a small fishing village on the west coast of Jamaica, Shanaga Brown shares her experiences as a young girl growing up surrounded by natural beauty and the hard realities of rural Jamaican life. At a young age, Brown becomes closely attached to her autistic sister, June, who, as a result of her differences, was exposed to the harshest treatment Jamaica had to offer. At once raw and unrelenting in its social commentary, Dark Hearts is a true story, an honest and forthcoming rendition of many unspoken truths and Brown’s love for a sister who became the scorn of a village community too dark to understand the angel amongst them.
Saadi, Baahir, June's children, the dark heart of the village seems to have affected them in different ways. What happened to them did not happen overnight, and I know that it won't change overnight either. I want my family to embrace ...
Author: Shanaga Brown
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography