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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Launching: Passionate Advocate

    • Book-Marketing; Authors, Jamaican; Lawyers-Jamaica-Biography; Lawyers-Great Britain-Biography; Gifford, Anthony
    • An address at the launch of Lord Anthony Gifford's book, Passionate Advocate. It provides information about Lord Gifford's interest in advocacy.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • The gold brick

    • Love stories
    • Isabel lost her heart to Peter who is always making promises he never keeps-the worst possibly was asking her to plan their wedding in his absence and then not turning up. Despite his frequent lapses and her family and friend’s disapproval, Isabel...
    • The Witch

    • Obeah ; Witchcraft ; Loneliness
    • Old Mother Beck, the village obeah woman, is feared by all and loved by none. The villagers resort to her to regain their lost love, to cast spells on their rivals, and to compel others to do their will. She survives on what they pay her and so she...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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