Marion Patrick Jones, Trinidadian writer, Died at 85

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Marion Patrick Jones was born on August 16, 1931, and died on March 2, 2016.

She was a Trinidadian novelist.

Her training was in the fields of library science and social anthropology.

Marion was also known by the names Marion Glean and Marion O’Callaghan (her married name).

Marion Patrick Jones was the author of two notable novels: Pan Beat, first published in 1973, and J’Ouvert Morning (1976).

During the 1950s Jones went to New York, where she earned a diploma in library science, paying for her education by working in a ceramics factory painting the wares.

Marion Patrick Jones worked with Manny Spiro to create a trade union.

Jones then returned home to become a chartered librarian, working as Senior Librarian at Carnegie Library, San Fernando, Trinidad.

During the 1960s, Marion Patrick Jones continued her studies in Britain, graduating with a BSc degree from the University of London.

Marion Patrick Jones did postgraduate studies in social anthropology at the London School of Economics, writing a thesis on the Chinese community in Trinidad.

Jones was married to Benedict Glean, and to the late Maurice O’Callaghan, who came to Trinidad from Cork to help establish the Presentation Brothers’ school, Presentation College, in San Fernando at the end of the Second World War.

Marion Patrick Jones passed away at 85 yrs old.

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