Tag Archives: Jamaica

A Good Drive Spoiled

I do not want to give the impression that I do not like golf. To be sure, there are some people who are perhaps too fond of the sport, and still others who greatly dislike it and would make fun … Continue reading

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One Love

One of the more distinctive aspects of greeting people here in Jamaica is that at least at the resort I have been staying at, the employees at the hotel take their Bob Marley lyrics pretty seriously. The standard way of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Consequences Of Class And Color

Consequences Of Class And Color: West Indian Perspectives, edited and introduced by David Lowenthal and Lambros Comitas This book is embarrassing. This book is certainly not worthless, but its worth is entirely in demonstrating the lack of fitness, moral and … Continue reading

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Book Review: London Jamaican

London Jamaican: Language Systems In Interaction, by Mark Sebba Does this book need to exist? I’m not sure if it does. What is true is that this book is an effort to deal with the interaction between Jamaican creole and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jabari: Authentic Jamaican Dictionary Of The Jamic Language

Jabari: Authentic Jamaican Dictionary Of The Jamic Language, by Ras Dennis Jabari Reynolds It is obvious that the author of this dictionary wants the Jamaican dialect to be considered a full-blown language. The fact that this book, published fourteen years … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apocalypse 1692

Apocalypse 1692: Empire, Slavery, And The Great Port Royal Earthquake, by Ben Hughes Sometimes in order to write a book about something, you need to make the issue a bigger one and complicate it so that there is enough material … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tacky’s Revolt

Tacky’s Revolt: The Story Of An Atlantic Slave War, by Vincent Brown This is a book which could be a lot better than it is, and the faults of this book are entirely the result of an author is working … Continue reading

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Book Review: Simply Anna

Simply Anna: A Regency Romance, by Jennifer Moore Having read two books by the author now, I think I have some idea about what she is about and the way that she deals with romance novels, and I have to … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Likkle Miss Lou

A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice, by Nadia L. Hohn, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes It is easy to respect and appreciate the obvious message of this book, which is that people appreciate having … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tiger Soup

Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story From Jamaica, retold and illustrated by Frances Temple Although this book is retold and illustrated by the same person, the illustrations of this book are very rudimentary, almost at my own modest artistic level, to … Continue reading

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