Product no.: HP255

Patricia Grant-Morby

In this candid and heartbreaking memoir, Patricia Grant-Morby reflects upon her troubled life. It is a life filled with sorrow, misery and pain – both physical and psychological. She has faced the many challenges with courage and determination, but not always with successful conclusions.

The daughter of Jamaican parents, she was born in England but raised in Jamaica until her teenage years, after which she returned to England. Her father spent most of these early years back in England, working and sending money home to his family. So, Patricia and her siblings were raised by their mother, and also their grandmother. And it is this relationship with her mother (and at times, her grandmother) that has affected her to the present day. It was a relationship characterised by verbal and physical abuse; of neglect, ridicule and the constant threat of severe beatings.

Patricia Grant-Morby tells her tragic story straight from the heart. Throughout, it is a tale of her fight for survival. She has written this memoir as a cleansing experience in the hope that it would unburden her mind and help to alleviate some of the mental anguish she has experienced since childhood.

Told in her own words [for which the publisher makes no apology], this is a frank and harrowing narrative of a deeply troubled life.

Published to coincide with Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary of Independence (1962-2022)

  • 216 x 138 mm
  • 112 pages
  • Paperback

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