KINGSTON, Jamaica —–
A Way To Escape, Jamaican Michelle Thompson’s book based on her childhood in East Kingston, will have its local launch on December 15.
“Growing up in East Kingston gave me a sense of community, where we looked out for each other, and loyalty still means a lot to me. Today, if anyone, especially from my Jamaican or Black community needs my help, I make the time,” Thompson told the OBSERVER ONLINE.
A Way To Escape was released by LMH Publishing in September in Toronto where Thompson has lived for 40 years, and New York.
Thompson, a social worker, said the book is a tribute to her mother Joyce Thompson.
“My mother was my hero. To have gone through what she did, raising four children in a new country all by herself and to have us all turn out well is a blessing.”
By Howard Campbell