Montego May

The Story of a Young Girl in Jamaica Growing from a Small Girl in to Womanhood

by Lilly May



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/30/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781524680183
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781524680220

About the Book

The book itself gives a good insight on how young children were treated during those dark days of 1940 to 1960. Thankfully, all that is no longer tolerated and love and warmth are shown by families today. It is a look back in time to a darker period of Jamaican living.

About the Author

This book originally started off as a history for Lilly May’s family so they knew the trials and hardships that she went through in her early and teenage years, and being treated by adults to almost slave conditions. Lilly May and many of her age group, were treated in similar fashion, working on the old age principal of ‘Children should be seen but not heard’ and to answer back a ‘grown up’ was sure to bring out the belt which was used readily. She tried many jobs but each one seemed worse than the one she had just left. Desperately she wanted to better herself and not become just another maid, cleaning other people’s houses. After being cruelly taken for granted, and nearly raped she found work in the Salvation Army acting as a mother for Blind Children. There she found peace and happiness until new staff arrived and she was snubbed and insulted all over again. She eventually met an English soldier and the last regiment to be posted to Jamaica. From there, love bloomed and were married in William Booth Memorial Hall in down town Kingston and later flew to England to settle to a new beginning and start a new life together.