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    • Consider the screever

    • Biographical fiction
    • The author explains how he came to give up his “… comparatively secure and carefree life of a screever ( a pavement artist)” to become a scribe – one who writes little pieces for the newspaper. None of this would have happened if he had not been...
    • Consider the screever

    • Biographical fiction
    • The author explains how he came to give up his “… comparatively secure and carefree life of a screever ( a pavement artist)” to become a scribe – one who writes little pieces for the newspaper. None of this would have happened if he had not been...
    • 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...
    • Now we know

    • Jamaica - Politics and government ; Constitutional history
    • The author harshly denounces the proposed new constitution for governing former British colonies which reveals the hypocrisy and deception of its creators who are not interested in dissolving “…the colonial system which permits the shameless...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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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