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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Pukka big pooh-bah pay

    • Nationalism ; Jamaica - Social conditions
    • Comments on the military parade put on by the British who made quite a show with their army trucks, motorcycles, ambulances and anti-aircraft guns- but there was no music. The absence of this vital ingredient leads the author to theorize that maybe...
    • Big bage

    • Violence ; Children
    • Ferdie , a ragged street-wise boy, was feeling on top of the world until he encountered Herbert, his sworn enemy. The inevitable fight ensued with Ferdie unexpectedly winning. This victory gave him the courage to challenge the rich “stuck-up” kid...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lunch hour rush

    • Love stories
    • Milly is the best waitress in the restaurant and she is counting on this to help her to get a raise of pay so she and Phil can get married soon. However, her plan to confront her boss about the matter and give him an ultimatum, if he refuses, goes...

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