I imagine many people have a mental list of books they would like to read but never get around to doing so. Top of my list was Pasternak’s Dr Zhivago. Somehow, each time I entered a book store or started browsing on Amazon, my mind would go blank and I would quickly be distracted by
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Shopping from the comfort of your car in uptown Kingston.
Although the resolution is too low to read here, I’ve changed the licence plate to [BUSHA 2].
For an explanation of the title Busha, read the following extract from Anthony C. Winkler’s hilarious novel, The Lunatic.
The Busha was the richest man in the
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There is an ongoing debate in Jamaica concerning the validity and usefulness of patois, the local dialect. On one side, some argue that it is an authentic language of communication used by the majority of Jamaicans and should therefore have its place in the school curriculum; on the other side, critics argue that promoting patois
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After most of the children’s books drowned in the hotel flood, we bought some new ones in a local bookshop. One of the books was an alphabet colouring book. The first page had a blob outline and the text, A is for ackee. We had no idea what it was, nor what colour it should
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I can imagine the frustration among the editors of tabloid magazines such as Chi and Gente (read Hello! and People): the Pope, Prince Rainier of Monaco and Saul Bellow all dead the same week.
Look out for the full-page blurry photo op of the Nobel laureate in next week’s issue.
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