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migrants, they have not been forced to migrate, they are nevertheless faced with the prospects of chronic poverty—limited or no access to water, electricity, education, food, health care, or a living wage—without much hope for a better future in the Dominican Republic. “Choosing between chronic poverty and

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
Author: Holly Ackerman

they were detained in a state of uncertainty for nine months before a clear resolution of their situation was announced. The book provides a nice balance between historical context and oral testimony on each of these points. Readers will come away with a clear sense of daily life in the camps and the

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
Author: Martin Munro

between polar opposites, winter and summer, north and south, and to discover at last “spherical life,” as he puts it (Laferrière 2009:297, 298). Cradled by the “old Caribbean wind,” he sleeps with a smile on his face, like he did when he was a child living with his grandmother, a time that “has finally

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

oblivion” (7) suggests that Walcott might also be thinking of a form of absence which has more to do with his own demise than with his transient life. As for the egrets, we are told that they too tend to appear on the lawn intermittently: “I hadn’t seen them for half of the Christmas week … but they are

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

the symbolic fathers of the Cuban nation; like Martí, he had sacrificed his life in pursuit of freedom from Spain. The journalist was thus bemused to encounter a humble doorman claiming Maceo’s illustrious heritage: I looked at my interlocutor … and I saw that, in effect, like Maceo himself, there was

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
Author: Sophie H. Jones

to highlight that ‘the change from a very plentiful living on a farm highly improved to a wilderness in advanced life is really hard. ’ Ibid. AO 12/25, 373–81 (quoted p. 374); David Bell, Loyalist Rebellion in New Brunswick: A Defining Conflict for Canada’s Political Culture (Halifax, NS: Formac

In: Journal of Early American History
Authors: Richard Price and Sally Price

pages) based on the life of Swiss-born Henriette Faber, who posed as a man to receive her medical education in France, served as a surgeon in Napoleon’s army, and eventually settled and married a woman in rural Cuba. Unmasked by her wife, she suffered through a spectacular, sensational trial and was

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

social life. Because Guianese people across ethnic groups perceive bakulu through money, and money through bakulu, these spirits exercise a vital influence on how people conceive of what money is, how it should be used, and the ways in which it defines intra- and interethnic trust. Accordingly, we want

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

slave trade the number and extent of slave uprisings also grew. Fear and anxiety about the possibility of a black takeover similar to Haiti motivated a series of segregation and repressive measures on the part of creole elites and the colonial state over the first half of the nineteenth century. 8

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

today in Bánica where he continues to be a tailor. Photo by Lauren Derby July 2013. Abercio’s memories of life in the free trade zone are cast with nostalgia. He started in 1994 on the shop floor as a sewer at a factory called DP, only to leave to try another seeking better wages, eventually

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids