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    • A Man can laugh

    • Boxing ; Love stories
    • Having just won the boxing match, Nick did not like listening to Spink, his manager, telling him that he would only be good for a few more fights because his legs were giving out. Nick’s uncertainty about the nature of the relationship between his...
    • A piece of rope

    • Family relationships ; Fathers and sons ; Country life
    • Young Jimmy seems set to follow in his father’s footsteps as a no-good thief and gambler until he is unexpectedly employed as a yard boy. He badly wants to maintain the trust Busha places in him, but the frequent beatings with a piece of rope...
    • A Pot of Cyclamen

    • Life ; Philosophy
    • The author purchases a pot of bright flame-coloured flowers to help lessen the austerity of the grey London weather, and to remind him of his home country where the landscape seems eternally drenched in sunlight. This simple act affords him the...
    • ABENG 1969, Vol. 1, No. 29 [Aug. 16]

    • Jamaica-Politics and government-Periodicals; Jamaica-Social conditions; Black power-Jamaica; Blacks-Jamaica-History; Jamaica-Race relations; Jamaica-Social life and customs; Sugar industry-Jamaica; Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940.
    • A weekly Jamaican newspaper published from February 1-September 27, 1969. It emerged at a radical political moment in post-independence Jamaica where the black power movement was on the rise.
    • Acorn into oak

    • Life ; Death ; Birth ; Philosophy
    • The country doctor finds himself called upon to tend a dying old man and soon after to help bring a baby into the world. The juxtaposition of these two events causes him to ponder the physical and philosophical aspects of birth and death.
    • Adventure

    • Family life ; Imagination
    • The children engage in wildly imaginative play where the boys hunt lions and buffaloes while the girl and her doll travel to the sea where she hears the lap of the waves and watch as the frail boat struggles to stay afloat against the elements....
    • And one

    • Philosophy ; Love stories
    • 1,461 persons perished aboard the torpedoed vessel, and the odd figure of one makes the protagonist ponder the meaning of life as “…The vastness of the heavens and its stars made him think of infinity and the relative insignificance of a lone...
    • Angela King

    • King, Angela; University of the West Indies-Degrees; Degrees, Academic
    • Angela King, whose roots trace back to St. Ann and Morant Bay, Jamaica, has been bestowed with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. She has exemplified a steadfast commitment to justice and freedom throughout her life. Notably, in 1997, she assumed...
    • Another day

    • City and town life ; Death ; Nationalism
    • The author describes a series of events that makes up a typical day in the city such as a bus catching fire; a group of high-brows debating whether there is any real West Indian culture; ordinary workmen recently paid going off in the hills to...
    • Anything can Happen

    • Love stories ; City and town life
    • The bar serves as a meeting place for various people: a discontented wife who does not want to stay home with her child; a disgruntled lover, kept from his beloved by her brother; three dangerous looking men who later feature in a rape; and a...
    • Background to Arthur

    • Best friends ; Biographical fiction
    • The author recalls the life story of his best friend, Arthur, who grew up in a church orphanage that believed in raising “ children on religion and starvation”. The harsh cruelty with which he was treated as a child and later hardships in life did...
    • 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...
    • City stricken to the bone

    • Hurricanes ; Social classes ; City and town life
    • The author presents a microcosm of city life including : “wealthy bourgeoisie” who lives uptown; the “ pale stenographer in the administrative office; men and women living in “teeming shacks”; and “the… vice-ridden, violent myrmidons and the poor...
    • Consider the limpet

    • Interpersonal relations ; Boarding houses - Fiction
    • The author presents an unfiltered observation of the minutiae of daily life around him. This includes his landlady complaining about the meter, the dog waiting to be walked, Anita talking to the parrot, Mr. Zacca coming down late to breakfast and...


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