THE DOMINO MASTERS OF DEMERARAProduct no.: HP177
Khalil Rahman Ali
It is the 6th of August 1985, and the final and deciding game of dominoes between three rival teams from the sugar plantation villages of Anna Catherina, Leonora and Cornelia Ida, in Demerara, Guyana, is underway. Michael “Histry Maan” Brown, the self-appointed coach to the Anna Catherina ACES, reverts to new tactics to pass sublime tips to his captain, Vishnu “Double Six” Prashad.
The game is played out at a time when Guyana and its peoples were still emerging from a history of struggle through African slavery, Portuguese, Indian and Chinese indentured labour, political independence, racial unrest, mass migration and economic downturn.
Michael, Vishnu and their friends use every means available to continue to survive, and to build their lives in their multi-racial, multi-religious and multi-cultural society.
The game of dominoes provides them with the opportunity to demonstrate their competitiveness, their search for unity, and their resolve to face up to their challenges.
Can they succeed as One People, One Nation, with One Destiny?