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    • 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...
    • Barometer falling

    • Interpersonal relations; Women
    • The author gives a bird’s eye view of life among a variety of people on a given day and concludes with the story of Connie whose dog had bitten her friend’s child. Every day Connie feared the child’s mother would confront her with a medical bill,...
    • The Situation in the Caribbean Islands

    • Caribbean Area-Civilization-African influences; Caribbean Area-Politics and government; Caribbean Area-Economic conditions; Education-Caribbean Area; Black-power-Caribbean Area; South Africa-Relations-Caribbean Area
    • This paper examines Africa from the perspective of the Caribbean. It also gives a quick rundown of Caribbean education, economics, politics, and culture. The study continues with a look at South Africa's relations with the Caribbean.
    • Gravel in his shoes

    • Man-woman relationships
    • The washerwoman did the laundry with meticulous care in the same way that she ordered her personal life, choosing to live above the common concerns and unkind gossip of her neighbours. She just wanted to be left alone to savour the living bond...
    • Christmas Eve

    • Christmas stories; City and town life; Rural life; Interpersonal relations; loss
    • Christmas Eve is usually a time of food, laughter and good cheer, but for some like Connie, there is little cause to celebrate. In the country, she listens to her family’s chatter as they express their wishes for a better new year. Mass Jim talks...
    • Reflections on the Rebellion in St. Thomas in the East for today, July 11, 2004.

    • Insurgency-Jamaica-History; Slave insurrections-Jamaica-History-18th century; Jamaica-History-Morant Bay rebellion, 1865-1866;Maroons-Jamaica; Heroes-Jamaica; Jamaica-History
    • The causes and structures of slave revolts in Jamaica are discussed in this article. It also looks into the role of Maroons in slave uprisings. It questions if we can have a non-violent Morant Bay Rebellion today, and says that in order to have...
    • 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...
    • The Inheritance

    • Death; Brothers
    • The elder brother knew he was dying but he had one score to settle first before departing this world. He and his brother had jointly inherited their father’s property but somehow this sharing between them had extended to his mistress who had also...
    • Final Speech

    • Speeches, addresses,etc., Jamaican; Baccalaureate addresses; Conduct of life; Achievement motivation; Thompson, Dudley, J.
    • Address given at the Mico Teachers' College graduation ceremony
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • The Talisman

    • Love; Man-woman relationship
    • He decided that the wonderful almost mystical bonding between them as lovers had to be broken, and to him fell the unpleasant task. He felt that he had given his all to the affair while to her it was not serious but something she could set aside...

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