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September 15,1963

September 15,1963

At this part in the book, Clare is in school and the day before, there was a devastating bombing that claimed the lives of 4…

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TRIANGLE TRADE

TRIANGLE TRADE

This particular part of the book, you can see Harriet’s contempt for colonizers. Throughout the book, she talks about the two types of Jamaicas: the…

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BACKRA

BACKRA

The term “Backra” is an expression used to talk about white people, particularly those in power. In terms of this quote, Clare’s mom ad just…

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Coromantee

Coromantee

In this quote, you see some of the history of Jamaica. The name Coromantee is derived from the name of a Ghanaian slave fort named…

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DARKER

DARKER

Throughout the book, Clare is struggling to find her identity. In a country like Jamaica, your skin color and class is almost like a currency,…

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Gully

Gully

“Gully” is the term used to talk about the ghetto’s of Jamaica.  It’s an underground sewage system. In recent times, it is still impoverished but…

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