Batty Bwoy


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SKU: 9780578160160 Categories: , ,
Author: Mantle, Max-Arthur
Publication Date: 04/10/2015
Publisher: Max-Arthur Mantle
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book


The coming of age story of Mark Palmer, a black, gay, Jamaican where “Boom bye bye inna batty bwoy head” (meaning, gunshot to gay men) has replaced the island’s motto “Out of many one people.” The son of an overbearing neglectful mother, he is thrust in an environment that requires a thick skin from torments and socio-economic disparities. Suppressing his “gay tendencies” to detract being bashed or murdered, he migrates to America and breaks free from the closet to a world where he is marginalized. As his life spirals from bad choices, he clings to desperate measures and finds hope.