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Barbados Chattel Houses

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120.00 BBD

"A compilation of more than a hundred beautiful photos of the chattel house form the core of this book. The text describes its evolution, the architectural details, the context of other Caribbean folk architecture, its influences, and its present and future status as an icon of Barbadian architecture, culture and social history."

ISBN/SKU: 
9789768233295
Publication Date: 
2011-11-30
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Chameleon

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40.20 BBD
Connecting Africa to the Caribbean through vibrant, sensuous descriptions, this collection of stories follows a young white girl who is plunged into a puzzling awareness of the complexities of race relations. Whether trying to understand her parents, their Muslim servant’s sense of the sacred, or the incomprehensible prohibitions of a colonial childhood, the maturing girl struggles to rectify the constant tension between the sense of separateness and the desire to belong. Told in a touching, first-person voice, this collection of elegant and poignant stories captures the anima of Africa and the Caribbean.
ISBN/SKU: 
1845230418

Chattel House Blues

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56.65 BBD

Chattel House Blues is an account of the struggles of Black Barbadians in the 20th century to secure a place within an island their labour had built as a monument to British colonialism. Having fought against the local oligarchy in the streets of Bridgetown in 1937, black workers and their middle class allies, finally secured universal adult suffrage in 1950 and finally independence in 1966 ending the Great House Rule that had begun three hundred years earlier.

But political democracy and national independence did not bring to the new majority community the full feeling of citizenship promised by the founders of the nation. Politically enfranchised but economically disenfranchised and culturally alienated the struggle was rekindled to confront the past and bring justice and equality to the new dispensation; a cultural movement that seeks to centre and promote the African sensibility of the majority community took root and found expression in discourses within the arts, academia, and grass-roots community organisations.

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The remaking of colonial Barbados as a postmodern nation state has its political roots buried deep within the past. In Chattel House Blues, Hilary Beckles sets out to rewrite modern Barbadian history by centring the evolution of the nation in centuries of grassroots struggle. Democracy in Barbados, he argues, as a social, political and cultural reality, has its origins principally within working class demands for freedom, justice and equality and not as a bestowal upon the masses by elites at moments of imperial and colonial enlightenment. In the second volume of his trilogy, Great House Rules: Landless Emancipation and Workers' Protest in Barbados 1838-1938, Prof. Beckles convincingly shows that for the first one hundred years after emancipation, an unbroken chain of resistance, protest and agitation for democratic governance, resulted in a decisive breach in the walls of the structures of white supremacy culminating in the Clement Payne Movement and the Riots of 1937. Black workers and their middle class allies secured Universal Adult Suffrage in 1950 and finally politically independence in 1966, ending the 'Great House Rule' that had begun three hundred years earlier. This process he further argues, reached maturity in 1994 when Owen Arthur, a young man from the chattel house in the plantation tenantry became prime minister. Independence and nationhood, though critical markers in the journey towards social justice and equity d not mean an end to the struggle. The politically enfranchised workers have since risen to an appreciation of their economic rights and the issue of popular economic democracy is now seen as the next step I civil rights development that Barbadians must confront. Chattel House Blues connects current political thinking with the historical process. In producing this work of historical literature that emphasises a people-centred culture of change and transformation, Prof. Beckles' thesis is challenging if not controversial and is bound to result in widespread debate among Barbadians at home and in the diaspora.

ISBN/SKU: 
9766370869
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Confronting Slavery: Breaking Through the Corridors of Silence

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60.00 BBD

The study deals with aspects of the experiences of Black peoples in Africa, Europe and the Americas that resulted from the transatlantic slave trade and slavery. The study looks specifically at the way in which Africans were acquired from work in the Americas, the Middle Passage or transit across the Atlantic Ocean, the conditions under which they labored in their new environments, the brutalities that they suffered at the cruel hands of their enslavers, the material and social culture that they developed under the very extreme conditions in which they lived, their struggles for freedom, and their attempts to lift themselves up by their own bootstraps after slavery was abolished as a legal institution.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789768219756

Frontiers of the Caribbean

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68.75 BBD

This book argues that the Caribbean frontier, usually assumed to have been eclipsed after colonial conquest, remains a powerful but unrecognized element of Caribbean island culture. Combining analytical and creative genres of writing, it explores historical and contemporary patterns of frontier change through a case study of the little-known Eastern Caribbean multi-island state of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Modern frontier traits are located in the wandering woodcutter, the squatter on government land and the mountainside ganja grower. But the frontier is also identified as part of global production that has shaped island tourism, the financial sector and patterns of migration.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781526113733
Publication Date: 
2017-02-28

Imagining and Other Poems

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30.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9789768253026

Interiors

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18.75 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
1871049652

Of Halls, Hills and Holes: Place Names of Barbados

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100.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9789769539648

UWI: A Photographic Journey

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120.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9768123583
Publication Date: 
1997-12-31
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Visualizing Slavery: Images and Texts (paper back)

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100.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9789766211783

Visualizing Slavery: Images and Texts/HC

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140.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9789766211776

Words need love too

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28.00 BBD

Volume of poems.

ISBN/SKU: 
0913441473
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