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The Caribbean Mother Courage

The Caribbean Mother Courage

Simone Schwarz-Bart’s novel The Bridge of Beyond commemorates the strength of Caribbean womanhood. James Ferguson is inspired by this historical resilience.

Front row, from left Robin Hunte and Emile Straker Back row, from left Chris Gibbs, Willie Kerr and Peter Roet. Photograph courtesy the Merry Men

Movers & Shakers (January/February 2003)

The Merrymen celebrate 40 years of music; Sam Mendes says farewell to London; the Santa Rosa School in Guyana gets more than they imagined; Trinidadian figurer skater sets sights on 2006 Winter Olympics glory; Peter Minshall wins an Emmy Award; Heather Headley goes R& B.

Photograph by Maura Imbert

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Lunar influence determines high and low tides in the ocean, but can it also affect human beings? Maura Imbert considers the myth of moon-madnes.

Book reviews (January/February 2003)

Book reviews (January/February 2003)

New and recent books about the Caribbean.

Illustrations by Shalini Seereeram

Under the Blue

A Short Story by Keith Jardim.

Upbeat (January/February 2003)

Upbeat (January/February 2003)

New music from the Caribbean.

Illustration by James Hackett

The Man Who Wanted to be a Horse

In search of true merengueismo, Simon Lee visits the Dominican Republic, and finds a kind of magical realism alive and kicking in the Caribbean.

Beat bytes: World Wide Wine-down-de-place

Beat bytes: World Wide Wine-down-de-place

Michael Goodwin prepares us for Trinidad and Tobago's carnival via popular websites.

Illustration by Russel Halfhide

Blue Mountain Coffee: Jamaica’s Treasure Brew

One of the world's most luxurious products is produced right here in the Caribbean. Robert Beers looks at the market for Jamaica's famous Blue Mountain coffee.

"Where did I leave my stilts?" Photograph by Stefan Falke

Catching the Carnival jumbie

Trinidad's Kilimanjaro School revives an old tradition and helps youngsters reach amazing heights.