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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...
    • Pan-Africanism — Ethical Challenges

    • Pan-Africanism; Haiti-Politics and government; Grenada-Politics and government; South Africa-Politics and government; Jamaica-Social conditions; South Africa. Truth and Reconciliation Commission-History; Truth commissions-Haiti; Truth...
    • This paper features individuals who have been champions of Pan-Africanism and black power empowerment. It looks briefly at the political crisis in Haiti, Grenada, and South Africa and crime and violence in Jamaica. It also examines the factors that...
    • Marcus Garvey and the Early Rastafarians: Continuity and Discontinuity

    • Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940-Influence;Rastafari movement; Black nationalism-History-20th century; Blacks-Politics and government-20th century.
    • This paper examines the political aspects of the origins of the Rastafarian movement at a time when the Garvey movement was in decline in the 1930s. Its main intentions are to .underscore ways in which Garveyism has affected the evolution of...
    • 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...
    • Brother

    • Interpersonal relationship ; Labour unions
    • The picket from the strike lines and the strike-breaker encounter each other on a dark night and the moment is ripe for a show down, especially since the said strike-breaker had actually taken the very same picket’s job. However, brotherly love and...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Brother

    • Interpersonal relations ; Trade Unions
    • The picket from the strike lines and the strike-breaker encounter each other on a dark night and the moment is ripe for a show down, especially since the said strike-breaker had actually taken the very same picket’s job. However, brotherly love and...

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