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Investigation showed that at around 4:30 a.m., members of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a buy-bust sting against Abeng at his house in Barangay Highway Hills.
The omniscient narrator of Abeng who teaches Jamaican history, the "nonlinearity" (59) of No Telephone to Heaven, and the "feminist archive" (67) of "forgotten...abolitionist women" (67) in Free Enterprise are all examples of textual rebellion in Cliff's oeuvre.
For the main character of Cliff's Abeng, a racially mixed Jamaican girl named Clare Savage, the Diary serves as a personal guidebook through which Clare comes to understand both her physical maturation into womanhood and her place in a society coping with a legacy of colonial oppression by the British.
Cliff's Abeng (New York, 1984) and No Telephone to Heaven (New York, 1987) both address largely unexplored questions of geography.
Essays examine Zakes Mda's Cion, Toni Morrison's Beloved and A Mercy, Gloria Naylor's Mama Day, Michelle Cliff's Abeng, David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident, Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber, Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men, Barbara Chase-Riboud's Hottentot Venus, Kyle Baker's Nat Turner, the films A Time to Kill and Amistad, the use of slavery by African American comedians (especially Dave Chappelle), machines-as-slaves/slaves-as-machines in films like Blade Runner and I, Robot, and slaves' cabins that are part of the National Register of Historic Places.
Persuasive and thought-provoking, Abeng introduces readers to Clare Savage, a young girl who must navigate the ethnically divisive world of 1950s British-ruled Jamaica while attempting to reconcile herself with her own mixed heritage as the descendant of Maroons (runaway slaves) and a brutal white landowner who murdered his slaves before the government could set them free.
From the time of the maroons the blowing of the abeng (cow horn) served as a signal for the slaves to take up arms.
Tason was established in 1997, a company owned by Emil Abeng, the son of Tanri Abeng, former president of PT.
(Roland Abeng, a Cameroonian lawyer, is the vice-chair of the Africa Steering Committee of the American Bar Association and a member of the International Criminal Bar)
This collection is a good introduction to the work of the acclaimed author of If I Could Write This in Fire (2008), a collection of essays, and the novels Abeng (1984), No Telephone to Heaven (1987), and Free Enterprise (1993).
As soon as Archbishop Williams entered the door to the arena, he was greeted by a drum roll and the sound of an abeng, described in the order of service as "a horn which was blown by the Maroons during their long and eventually victorious struggle with the British in the early days of colonialism." A liturgical dance followed.