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    • 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...
    • Our  ancestors and their migration.

    • Slavery-Jamaica-History-19th Century; Jamaica-History; Jamaica-Civilization
    • This research examines the origins of the majority of the Jamaican population, finding that the majority are of African descent. It also discusses how their influence shaped Jamaica's culture.
    • 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.
    • Notes on Reparations and the Durban Conference

    • Slaves-Caribbean Area-History; Reparations for historical injustices; Black nationalism; Race discrimination
    • This paper highlights successful reparations for injustices to humanity and makes a case for compensation for the Atlantic slave trade. It also mentions the Durban Conference held August 31-September 7, 2001, which focused on the global fight...
    • It goes like this

    • Marriage ; Adultery
    • Johnny comes home late one evening with a black-eye and other obvious signs of being in a fight. When asked by his wife about his condition, he proceeds to explain how he had got in a fight with his best friend over a girl from the office in whom...
    • It goes like this

    • Marrriage ; Adultery
    • Johnny comes home late one evening with a black-eye and other obvious signs of being in a fight. When asked by his wife about his condition, he proceeds to explain how he had got in a fight with his best friend over a girl from the office in whom...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Ed is coming home

    • Marriage; Man-woman relationship
    • Joie keeps her husband fully informed about their neighbour who has a husband in New York and is left in Jamaica to cope with two small children. Joie feels sorry for her, but Sam less so as he notices the regular visits to their neighbour of a man...

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