'Black Irish White Jamaican' is Released
How do you cope when your life is constantly in transition?
Author Niamh O'Brien knows the headaches, hardships and heroism that go into a life of transition. O'Brien writes of the challenges that her family faced as they moved from their native Ireland to Jamaica and then ultimately into the United States in her new book, "Black Irish White Jamaican".
O'Brien documents the true story of her family's move in 1951 from their native homeland in search of adventure and opportunity on the shores of exotic Jamaica.
"Black Irish White Jamaican" focuses on the political climate in Jamaica through the 1970s and 80s as the O'Brien family finds themselves treading through a minefield of terror, corruption and racial violence that eventually forces them to escape and seek safety in the United States.
"I wrote this book as a tribute to my family," said O'Brian. "It was important for me to share my mother's shift from dependent wife into independent woman as well as the many cultural experiences along the way."
Through her remarkable memory and vivid ability to tell her story, O'Brien shares intimate and colorful memories from her constant life in transition.
"Black Irish White Jamaican"
By Niamh O'Brien
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and AuthorHouse online bookstores
About the author:
Niamh O'Brien was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1951 to Irish parents who had emigrated from Dublin. O'Brien lived in Jamaica for most of her childhood and early adulthood until she immigrated to the United States in 1977. In 1977 O'Brien graduated magna cum laude from University of Houston. Married with three sons and four grandchildren, O'Brien currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband.
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