Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy was a British author best known for her novels exploring the experiences of Jamaican-British people. She was born in London in 1956 to Jamaican parents and gained recognition for her fourth novel, 'Small Island,' which won several awards including the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread Book of the Year. Levy's work often addressed issues of race, identity, and the British Empire's legacy. She passed away in February 2019.


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  1. 1. Small Island

    "Small Island" is a historical novel that explores the intertwined histories of Jamaica and the UK, as well as the themes of race, empire, and migration. The story is set in 1948 and is told from four different perspectives: two Jamaican immigrants, Hortense and Gilbert, who move to England after World War II, and an English couple, Queenie and Bernard. The narrative explores the racial tension, discrimination, and culture shock that the immigrants face in their new home, while also delving into the complexities of war, identity, and the British Empire.