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    • A piece of rope

    • Family relationships ; Fathers and sons ; Country life
    • Young Jimmy seems set to follow in his father’s footsteps as a no-good thief and gambler until he is unexpectedly employed as a yard boy. He badly wants to maintain the trust Busha places in him, but the frequent beatings with a piece of rope...
    • 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...
    • Buddies

    • Love stories ; Jealousy ; Violence
    • Aston and Rufus were friends until the day they quarreled over Silvie, Aston’s girl. He felt that Rufus was being too friendly with her and so in a jealous rage Aston attacked his friend. Rufus was prepared to continue the fight until, battered and...
    • Buried treasure

    • Deception ; Buried treasure ; Man-woman relationships
    • As far as Joshua is concerned, women are not very smart and he has no intention of spending his fortune on his wife who considers him mean and lazy. He denies these accusations along with her saying he is easy prey to any conman, until the stranger...
    • Final Speech

    • Speeches, addresses,etc., Jamaican; Baccalaureate addresses; Conduct of life; Achievement motivation; Thompson, Dudley, J.
    • Address given at the Mico Teachers' College graduation ceremony
    • John Hearne Collection

    • Hearne, John, 1925-1994 – Manuscripts ; Authors - Jamaican; Caribbean literature (English)
    • The collection documents John Hearne's career as lecturer, journalist, writer and social critic from 1952-1994. It consists of correspondence; biographical papers; newspaper clippings; photographs; audio cassettes and penciled manuscripts of books...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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