-Caribbean Reading

A Better Day: A Picture Diary of Present and Past

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60.00 BBD

A photo diary of present and past I suppose they were looking for a BETTER DAY when my small ancesteral family left for Barbados in 1885. As a photographer I am interested in old family photographs. And when I realized that the small boy standing by his father side in the picture that sparked this story was the same person I knew as my great-grandfather, I got very curious.

He was still little when he died in 1965, but no longer a boy. He had seen other days, other places, he was full of stories. His mother had died during their stay in Barbados. According to family lore, she fell down the stairs in their house. I wondered; what stairs, where was Barbados, and why did they leave Norway to live on an island far away ?

ISBN/SKU: 
9788299681681

A Caribbean Tale

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24.00 BBD

When a young Caribbean boy, born into poverty and abandoned by teenage parents, stumbles upon the international bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking, he vows to make it the bible that would guide his path to a life of prosperity.

Despite devastating academic failures, he predicts before incredulous classmates, a successful career in accountancy, citing the name of his future employer a British telecommunications giant with deep colonial roots. And during moments of repose he d visualize his future bride, a beautiful girl from a different world, totally oblivious of his affection.

ISBN/SKU: 
1427605351

A Crime-Solving Toolkit

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55.20 BBD

Unacceptably high murder and crime rates in the Caribbean have captured the attention of the world and Caribbean policymakers, and forensics provides a key tool in prosecuting criminals and reducing crime. Although forensic sciences have been judiciously applied in the Caribbean for decades, the vast majority of forensic publications have focused on North American and Europe. This volume embraces diverse perspectives on forensics within the Caribbean by focusing on disaster victim identification protocols, forensic anthropology, computer forensics, geospatial technologies, shoe-print identification, suicide hangings and forensics linguistics. Desperately needed, this volume provides prescriptive formulas to mitigate the rising crime in the region and is of particular interest to policymakers, lawyers, police officers, anthropologists, computer specialists and interested members of the public.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766402204
Publication Date: 
2009-03-11

A Death in Panama

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37.50 BBD

Ronald Williams' second novel, A Death in Panama is a worthy follow up to his highly successful first novel, Four Saints and an Angel. It is a book that will delight and mystify those who became instant fans, and for readers new to his work, it will have the impact of a seduction. Set in Panama, Barbados and the U.S., A Death in Panama presents us with the mysterious and frightening world of the Panama of the first decade of the 20th century when the canal was being built and fortunes were being made. Many of those fortunes were made in highly unlawful ways.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781434907325

A Fierce Hatred of Injustice

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48.75 BBD

Claude McKay remains one of the most influential intellectuals of the African Diaspora. Best remembered for his extraordinary poetry, his achievement in verse has been widely analyzed and praised. Yet in the welter of discussion about McKay, little has been said about his early writing in Jamaican. Two collections from the period, Songs of Jamaica and Constab Ballads, are more known about than known, and his poems for the Jamaican press, most of which have never been anthologized, are rarely studied. 

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9766370516

A Historical Study of Women in Jamaica 1655-1844

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88.50 BBD

In 1974 Lucille Mathurin Mair defended her dissertation, which has since become a classic work in Caribbean historiography and influenced generations of scholars. Through extensive archival work with estate records, legal records, family papers and private correspondence, she sought out the women of Jamaica's past during slavery, women of all classes, all colours, black, brown and white. The work stands as a convincing exposure of women as agents of history - a path-breaking achievement at a time when Caribbean historiography ignored women. From her meticulous research emerged a powerful statement that has shaped subsequent understandings of gendered and cultural relations in Jamaican society: the white woman consumed, the coloured woman served and the black woman laboured. Over three decades Mair's dissertation became the most sought after unpublished work among students and scholars of Caribbean history and culture. Now available as a published monograph, the work will be more widely available to a new generation of scholars concerned with Atlantic history, slavery, culture and gender. bibliography, containing the original bibliography in the dissertation now supplemented by bibliographies detailing Mathurin Mair's subsequent publications, subsequent UWI theses on women or gender, and books, articles and papers on Caribbean gender issues since 1974. Co-published with the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, Jamaica.

ISBN/SKU: 
9766401780
Publication Date: 
2006-10-01

A History of Education in the British Leeward Islands 1838-1945

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77.15 BBD

Examines the social and economic forces that have shaped and constrained the development of education in the British Leeward Islands following emancipation. It offers a critique on British colonial education and highlights significant achievements in this area.

ISBN/SKU: 
9766401314
Publication Date: 
2003-08-01

A History of Money and Banking in Barbados 1627-1973

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60.30 BBD

A History of Money and Banking in Barbados documents the development of money and commercial banking in Barbados from the date of the settlement in 1627 to the establishment of the Central Bank of Barbados in 1973. It examines the early years of barter; the introduction of British coins by the Royal Proclamations of 1825 and 1838; the issue of colonial coins (anchor money); the introduction and circulation of foreign coins; the debate over the legal tender of British silver coins and the share of the seigniorage of these coins.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766402396
Publication Date: 
2010-07-27

A History of the Virgin Islands of the United States

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43.40 BBD

The Virgin Islands in the course of centuries have witnessed the coming and going of Ciboney, Arawak and Carib peoples, European discovery by Christopher Columbus, temporary occupation by pirates and adventurers, colonization, commercial and plantation development by Danes and other North European settlers, African slavery and its abolition, American purchase, colonial government, social and political change, and in recent years remarkable tourist and industrial developments.

ISBN/SKU: 
9768125055
Publication Date: 
2010-11-30

A Jamaican Storyteller's Tale

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34.45 BBD

A Jamaican Storyteller's Tale A Novel By Lorrimer Burford Underpinned by common Jamaican themes, A Jamaican Storyteller's Tale tells the story of a young man intent on saving an aspect of his heritage that is dying- the storytelling. He is heavily influenced by his father's skill at relating these stories.When his family migrates, he comes face to face with the possibility of losing this part of his heritage-forever. By merging these tales with the story of this young man, Burford skilfully creates a supernatural synthesis which captures and tantalizes the reader. Having read Lorrimer Burford's "A Jamaican Storyteller's Tale," I feel proud to be a country bumpkin. I am even more proud because the settings of the tales are all from the parish of my birth. The duppy stories are intricately, yet easily woven and are guaranteed to give even the experienced reader goosebumps. Thank you for causing me to relive my rich cultural heritage. I wish that all who read this magnificent work will want to know more about Jamaican folklore and will tell their own stories to keep our oral traditions alive.

ISBN/SKU: 
9768184841
Publication Date: 
2004-12-31
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A Man Divided Michael Garfield Smith

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46.95 BBD

Michael Garfield Smith was an internationally distinguished anthropologist. He was also a poet of merit, but few people knew that or really understood the conflicts, personal and professional, that made him, in the opinion of many who knew him, appear arrogant and unapproachable. This account tries to show the whole man, and it is to date the only biography of M. G. Smith.

"A Man Divided" is a brief account of M. G. Smith the man, "the talented, hardworking Jamaican and how he made his way, rather than of the academic performance of Professor M. G. Smith the internationally distinguished anthropologist". Preface

ISBN/SKU: 
9766400342
Publication Date: 
2000-08-01

A to Z of Industrial Relations in the Caribbean Workplace

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69.30 BBD

The A to Z of Industrial Relations in the Caribbean Workplace is a revision and expansion of the earlier successful publication of A-Z of Industrial Relations Practices at the Workplace by George Phillip. It comes against the background of a new era in Caribbean economic history and experience. Designed for both managers and workers in this new order, the A to Z offers useful strategies for understanding and handling absenteeism, strikes, fighting on the job, productivity and wage compensation. It emphasizes that the key to productive and positive relationship between managers and workers is the establishment of mutual trust in the workplace. This new project also recognizes and highlights the modern trend in disputes resolution, the preference for conciliation and alternative disputes resolution methods over litigation. The Caribbean's social and economic history has been fraught with conflict and confrontation, and as such, the region faces a particularly difficult challenge to use a more cooperative approach to resolving industrial relations problems. Trinidad and Tobago have been highlighted for purposes of comparison and contrast. This feature has also been complemented with a selection of industrial relations cases from Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, suitably summarized and analysed. The A to Z is an excellent practitioner's guide as well as reference and guide for academics.

ISBN/SKU: 
9768125837
Publication Date: 
2006-08-01

A View From the Valley

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35.00 BBD

Philip Hunte wrote this book as a gift to the people of Barbados. They provide an honest yet critical assessment of social and global issues that impact Barbados. The perspectives address diverse topics, and the reason for their publication is to provide another point of view for discussion.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781494334611
Publication Date: 
2014-01-31
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A Voice From the Tomb

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31.25 BBD

Andreas Prescod is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania following the collapse of his career as a celebrated archaeologist and the locator of two mummies, one in Egypt, and one in Barbados. Unfortunately, his discoveries created a maelstrom of controversy over the origin of these finds, thus destroying his credibility. Quite unexpectedly, the government approaches Andreas for his assistance in a covert operation to obtain information regarding the activities of a company in Antarctica owned by Roger Branniff, his former father-in-law. Andreas s wife was lost on an expedition six years earlier and is presumed dead; however, new information leads him to believe she may still be alive. He embarks on a dangerous journey only to find that neither the past nor the future are what he believed them to be. What he discovers changes everything being taught about the creation of the earth and uncovers a real threat to the survival of its people. Even worse, he realizes he never really knew his wife, Eurydice, who continues to haunt his dreams. A Voice from the Tomb is a thought-provoking work of fiction...or is it reality?

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9781434925244

Add Black to the Rainbow: Reflections on a Journey

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25.00 BBD

This first volume of poems records the thoughts and reflections over a journey of some fifty years. The author considers this collection to be a subtle response to the developmental realities of half a century. He successfully weaves race, religion, romance, politics, and sport into the fabric of the 'Rainbow', noting subtly the absence of the colour black in the recognition and hierarchy of this multi-coloured world. Some of the poems offer an alternative or a 'solution' to the problems facing global development, others offer a challenge to the status quo, yet others merely comment and leave you to determine whether there is a real need to 'Add Black to the Rainbow'.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789769529502
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Adolphus A Tale & the Slave Son

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65.65 BBD

The Caribbean Heritage Series is designed to publish historic re-publications of Trinidad Literary Roots and comprises four Trinidadian novels published between 1838 and 1907. This second volume in the series presents two novels, Adolphus, a Tale and The Slave Son. Adolphus was first published in 1853 and was probably written by a Trinidadian mulatto, thus making it the first Trinidadian, and possibly the first West Indian, novel written by a mulatto and the first novel written by someone born and reared in Trinidad. A dramatic nineteenth-century tale, originally published in the newspapers of the day, Adolphus, traces the adventures of a mulatto son of a black slave women raped by a white man. Raised by a kind Spanish-Trinidadian padre, Adolphus grows into a handsome, well-educated, noble character. Later falling in love with Antonia Romelia, he manages to rescue her from a villainous kidnaper and they flee to Venezuela where they are free to marry. The Slave Son was originally published in 1854 by Chapman and Hall, and according to the author's foreword, it was inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and was written to support the abolitionist movement in the Unit

ISBN/SKU: 
9766401330
Publication Date: 
2000-09-01

Afro-Puerto Ricans in the Short Story

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85.00 BBD

This anthology is the first of its kind on Puerto Rican literature. The comprehensive introduction traces the history of the representation of Afro-Puerto Ricans in the short story, paying special attention to circumstances that developed - particularly during the decade of the sixties - and the manner in which these circumstances influenced the portrayal of Afro-Puerto Ricans in the island's literature. The stories are chosen in order to illustrate the effect of this influence. A significant contribution to the corpus of critical literature on the Puerto Rican short story, this is a valuable resource for courses on the development of the short story, and on the Afro-Puerto Rican theme in the island's literature.

ISBN/SKU: 
08207875X

After the Storm there is the calm

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43.40 BBD

Every reader will find a point of contact in "After the Storm". This book is for everyone who is trying to cope with the death of a loved one or who is placed in the role of comforter. Dr Pottinger facilitates an understanding of the process of grieving, examines the varying causes of grief and attempts to guide the reader through what is often a painful process.

The subject of death is still considered somewhat taboo. However, understanding the process of grieving, both pathological and normal, and the varying causes of grief with its accompanying reactions should help us to be better educators, counsellors, role models and friends.

ISBN/SKU: 
9768125500

Agriculture in the City

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67.65 BBD

This text follows Cuba's efforts to dig itself out of an economic rut through new and original research concerning production, support systems, quality maintenance, and trade systems of Havana and its urban agricultural sector. Special attention is given to a variety of related areas, including legal frameworks, issues of irrigation, women and their participation in the agricultural sector.

This book has been prepared for researchers, specialists, producers, students, decision makers and those with a general interest in the management and control of the urban environment.

ISBN/SKU: 
976637158X
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All Over Again: A Novel

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34.65 BBD

All Over Again is a hilarious and enchanting coming of age story as a young boy goes through the trials and joys and puberty, battles with his 6-year-old sister who is the bane of his existences, worries about disappointing his mother and understanding his father. He has to learn to get around the town's bully while moving beyond know-it-all Kenny. The story is energetically told and has an enchanting narrative style that pulls you into it immediately. Growing up is hard. You know this. And when your mother has X-ray eyes and dances like a wobbling bag of water? When your father's idea of fun is to put all your money in a savings account and make you get up at 5 am every Sunday morning?

ISBN/SKU: 
9789769543614

Aluminium Smelting: Health, Environmental and Engineering Perspectives

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135.55 BBD

This publication sheds light on an important and at times controversial new industrial process that is to be introduced to the Caribbean Aluminium Smelting. The proposed establishment of the first smelting plant in Trinidad has led to strong objections by health and environmental advocates who point to the hazards such as development poses. The chapters contained in this book are all written by experts in a variety of fields who attempt to inform the debate on the relative merits of aluminium smelting through a balanced discussion on aspects of the process including economics, energy, land use planning, environmental concerns, human health and the effects of industrialization on ecosystems. There are also important chapters on planning and environmental strategies to control pollution as well as benchmarks for designing environmental standards geared to specific Caribbean requirements. The information is relevant, up-to-date and unbiased.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766373450
Publication Date: 
2008-11-30
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Amerindians Africans Americans: Three Papers in Caribbean History

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46.95 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9789768125149
Publication Date: 
2000-08-01

An Absence of Ruins (Caribbean Modern Classics)

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41.60 BBD

Through the tangled love life of one Alexander Blackman, Orlando Patterson offers up a devastating critique of middle-class pretension, turning instead to the vibrant realities of the Jamaican working class. Full of sardonic humour and social commentary, the novel looks into the dark heart of social hierarchy, colonial education and the impact both have on the individual and the many.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781845231040
Publication Date: 
2012-11-26
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An Introduction to Theatre Arts

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36.30 BBD

This resource introduces teachers to various aspects of theatre arts and helps to prepare students taking the subject for CXC.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781906190149
Publication Date: 
2008-12-31
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