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Dorbrene E. O'Marde
This is the fictional story that follows the intersecting contemporary lives of business men and women, socio-political activists and academics as they attempt to chart a new course towards Caribbean regional unity. The failed West Indies Federation (1958-1962) provides the political background and the less-than-successful present efforts of politicians at regional integration provide impetus for creative thinking, new approaches, different industries and new cultural possibilities.
The man-woman relationships of middle class mobile men and women – Black, White, Rastafari and Christian – are examined around issues of love, sex, fidelity, health, race and relocation ... sometimes in detail. The action takes place across six Caribbean countries providing a galloping travelogue experience through the region where the motivations of various sectors of the society are explored.
There is humour and music and cricket and food!
"In this his first novel, O'Marde joins the ranks of those undaunted Caribbean regionalists who use their unique writing skills to put forward a serious idea while keeping the reader thoroughly entertained. His language is rich and mature; his dream of ‘One Caribbean’ refreshingly pragmatic." Alwin Bully, PhD, Former UNESCO Advisor for Culture in the Caribbean
"... exciting reading and mature thinking wrapped in a Caribbean flavour ... This should be compulsory reading as the basis of regional thought, urgent dialogue and immediate action." Cuthwin Lake, FRCS, Antigua and Barbuda