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    • 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...
    • The African Renaissance and the Caribbean

    • Caribbean Area-Civilization-African influences; Pan-Africanism; Caribbean Area-Politics and government-20th century
    • This study investigates the significance of the African Renaissance for Caribbean people. The African Renaissance, according to the author, signals a shift in our connection with Africa from anti-colonial and anti-apartheid to post-colonial and...
    • Tig

    • Love stories ; Dogs
    • Consumed with desire for the lovely and seemingly unattainable girl of his dreams, the boy takes out his frustration on his pet dog, Tig, by pummeling the animal with his fists. Despite the undeserved attack, Tig remains loyally at his master’s...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • World's End

    • Death; Loss; Fathers and sons
    • The old man’s world seems to have come to an end with the death of his donkey, his only means of making a living. As he and his son inform the regular customers on his donkey cart route, a few show sympathy but most appear indifferent. Only when he...
    • Blue Roses

    • Man-woman relationships ; Marriage
    • A husband, bored and somewhat annoyed with the solicitous attitude of his wife, longs for his privacy and solitude, but when his chance for solitude actually comes, he finds the time apart from her unbearable.
    • Marry in haste

    • Love stories
    • Helen is reluctant to marry before she has had a chance to enjoy life, but when Bill ends their relationship, gradually the anticipated fun of playing the field palls. Luckily for Helen, her mother knows exactly what to do to get the lovers back...

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