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    • The white cockerel

    • Love stories ; Man-woman relationships ; Loss
    • Martie experiences a mix strange of powerful and liberating emotions as she prepares to kill the white cockerel for the family’s meal. Her recent amorous encounter with the foreman of public works has changed her from a mere girl with romantic...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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