Literature Alive Season 2 ''Rachel Manley''

Rachel Manley, In the Shadow of my Father Author and biographer Rachel Manley talks about the reasons why she began writing Drumblair, her book about her grandfather, Jamaica's first Prime Minister Norman Manley.

Rachel Manley, author, poet and historian, from Toronto is the granddaughter and the daughter of two of Jamaica's national leaders. Her books, “Drumblair” and “Slipstream”, tell the story of the brilliant, artistic Manleys. Jamaica's most prominent and glamorous political family provided Jamaica's first crop of political leaders on both ends of the political spectrum. In her work she vividly creates an intimate memoir of the family that changed Jamaica's intellectual, social and cultural landscape for all time.