This Son Rises from the West
This story describes a young Jamaican man from a poor, hard working family who faces gut wrenching emotional turmoil as he struggles with his sexuality and human frailty within a society that frowns on anything outside the norm, to discover hidden strengths from within. When the immigration craze hits the West Indian islands, he leaves his home and all he holds dear to try his fortune in the Mother land of England along with thousands of other colonial patriots.
Truly alone for the first time in his life, he undergoes an emotional odyssey as he weaves his way through debilitating illness, color prejudice, riots that changed the face of the British public, and rejection. Through his ingrained cultural beliefs of colonialism that mediocrity was his due, he rose to the challenge and attended Art College to become distinguished in his career. He conquers all when he is singled out and invited into the queen's presence and honored--something that every island child dreams of but only few rare people have ever achieve it.
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