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    • Blackout

    • Racism
    • A chance encounter of a white American woman and a black Jamaican man one night on the street during a black out at the time of WW2 brings to fore the tension between the two races. The woman is left questioning many of her racial assumptions...
    • Dateline London

    • Immigrants - Great Britain ; London (England) - Social conditions
    • The author presents his own perception of London, a city of contrasts where he saw so many things he had only read about. Recently arrived from Jamaica, he found the British helpful and courteous, and his encounter with people of so many different...
    • Don't stop me laughing

    • Love stories ; Adultery ; Man-woman relationships
    • Although Sherry has another man, she is having an affair with Silver but the relationship is becoming impossible and likely to end although Silver insists he wants it to last forever. For one, she still feels some commitment to her man Jim, but...
    • Thunderhead

    • City and town life
    • The author provides short insights into the lives of different people in the city at a time of social turbulence: Joie and Sam looks forward to Christmas together but tragedy intervenes; a seventeen year old boy furtively tries to seduce a girl...
    • Night shudders over all

    • Man-woman relationship; Marriage; Infidelity
    • Night time seems to bring to fore all sorts of events and behavior as people reach out for life or try to make sense of it. The author presents some examples, including: the wife who suspects her artist husband of philandering with his latest...
    • Start of something again

    • Man-woman relationship; Interpersonal relations; Hurricanes
    • Duckett and Silver meet regularly at their favourite restaurant to talk about art and politics as the city grows restless in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane. During this time, Silver is flirting dangerously with a married woman right...
    • Hot water

    • City and urban life; Interpersonal relations
    • A variety of scenes from city life: a vagrant arrested for loitering sentenced in court the next day; three mischievous boys playing on the beach; a man courting a somewhat reluctant nursemaid; an attempted blackmail that goes awry; a pregnant...
    • Storm Warning

    • Hurricanes
    • A hurricane is approaching and already the heavy rains are causing physical destruction and severe hardship for the people. For example, Silver has a terrible toothache and because of the storm he is unable to get to the dentist; Pinkie, desperate...
    • PUBLIC OPINION _Vol.1 _No.12_May 8, 1937

    • Public opinion-Jamaica-20th century; Jamaica-Government and politics-Periodicals; Great Britain-Kings and rulers; Water supply-Jamaica; Jamaica-Social life and customs; Short stories, Caribbean (English); Jamaica. Medical Department;...
    • A weekly Jamaican newspaper in the 1930s which provides news and views about politics; lifestyle; arts and entertainment; and more
    • PUBLIC OPINION _Vol.1 _No.13_May 15, 1937

    • Public opinion-Jamaica-20th century; Jamaica-Government and politics-Periodicals; Jamaica-Social life and customs; Jamaica-British occupation; Great Britain-Colonies; Jamaica-History-20th century; Great Britain-History-20th century; Blacks in Art;...
    • A weekly Jamaican newspaper in the 1930s which provides news and views about politics; lifestyle; arts and entertainment; and more
    • PUBLIC OPINION _Vol.1 _No.48_January 14,1938

    • Public opinion-Jamaica-20th century; Jamaica-Government and politics-Periodicals; Jamaica-Social conditions; Jamaica-Economc conditions; Performing arts-Jamaica; Labor disputes-Jamaica; Sugar workers-Jamaica; Indians of South America; United...
    • A weekly Jamaican newspaper in the 1930s which provides news and views about politics; sports; lifestyle; entertainment; culture; and more
    • Senate meeting, UWI, Mona, 1948/49

    • Meetings (Senate) - Jamaica; College administrators - Caribbean Area, English-speaking; Principals (University) - Caribbean Area, English-speaking; Registrars - Caribbean Area, English-speaking; Springer, H.; Taylor, T. W. J.; Harper, W. F.;...
    • *The Senate meeting of 1948/49. From left to right are Registrar Mr. H. Springer, Principal Dr. T.W.J. Taylor, Professor Harper, Professor Hassall, Mr. P.M. Sherlock and (foreground) Dr. F. H. Bowen. Dr. Taylor was the first Principal of the...
    • The talking tree

    • Aging ; Death
    • Grandfather told others about the cotton tree that talked because of the spirits that lived in it, but few listened and none took him seriously. Only with his little granddaughter, Naomi, was he able to share his rambling vision of going one day to...

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