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Precious Jones is a sixteen-year-old black girl who has never been out of Harlem. Here she tells the heart-rending story of her neglect and abuse, and of her own stubborn determination to acquire an education.

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  • "Precious Jones, dont ce roman nous relate le témoignage argotique, incarne le destin d'une noire américaine emportée dans la spirale d'une misère pitoyable, dont les victimes semblent n'avoir d'autres ressources que la violence individuelle et d'autres aspirations que la richesse pourtant méprisée des blancs. Enceinte deux fois de son père qui la viole depuis sa petite enfance, battue par sa mère jalouse et tyrannique, sans autre horizon qu'un quartier délabré et des asiles qui ressemblent à des "cachots de briques humides", cette jeune fille semble éprouver autant de peine à dire son désespoir qu'à exprimer son humanité. "Des fois je voudrais pas être vivante, mais je sais pas comment qu'on meurt." Même si elle ne s'y sent pas toujours à sa place, elle se raccroche pourtant à l'école, la seule perche qui lui est tendue. Alphabétisation douloureuse, pleine de promesses, source d'illusions aussi qui s'évanouiront quand elle apprendra, à la lecture clandestine de son dossier scolaire, qu'elle est vouée à la profession d'aide ménagère alors qu'elle rêvait université. Et puis le père incestueux meurt du sida. Il a contaminé sa fille. A laquelle il est proposé d'entrer "dans la communauté des gens qui ont le virus HIV." Et qui refuse parce qu'elle "a besoin de réfléchir." Comme si la quête de dignité s'accomodait mal de cette sorte de "ghetto obligé". S'il évoque peu le sida, ce roman interpelle pourtant avec force sur le destin d'abandon sanitaire auquel sont vouées les populations marginalisées du pays le plus riche du monde. Quand elle atteint ce point de violence et de désespoir, la misère constitue une alliée de l'épidémie dont l'efficacité destructrice ne saurait se satisfaire de la seule réponse des discours bien intentionnés. Dans un monde où la désolation emporte toute raison, la diffusion de messages préventifs ne tient-elle pas de la chimère? Roger Charbonney (juin 1997)."
  • "Precious Jones is a sixteen-year-old black girl who has never been out of Harlem. Here she tells the heart-rending story of her neglect and abuse, and of her own stubborn determination to acquire an education."@en
  • "A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, as she is called, hope appears when a courageous teacher, a young black woman, bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read. By the author of American Dreams."
  • "A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, as she is called, hope appears when a courageous teacher, a young black woman, bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read. By the author of American Dreams."@en
  • "This is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen year old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious. Placed in an alternative teaching programme, she is urged to write down her thoughts in a book."
  • "Relentless, remorseless, and inspirational, this "horrific, hope-filled story" ("Newsday") is certain to haunt a generation of readers. Precious Jones, 16 years old and pregnant by her father with her second child, meets a determined and highly radical teacher who takes her on a journey of transformation and redemption."@en
  • "Precious Jones, an illerate sixteen-year-old, who is pregnant with a second child by her father who rapes her, meets a determined and highly radical teacher. We follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it her own for the first time."
  • "A courageous and determined young teacher opens up a new world of hope and redemption for sixteen-year-old Precious Jones, an abused young African American girl living in Harlem who was raped and left pregnant for the second time by her father."@en

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  • "Fiction."
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  • "Belletristische Darstellung."
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  • "Domestic fiction"
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  • "Domestic fiction."
  • "Domestic fiction."@en

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