Post Tagged with: "Issue 70 (November/December 2004)"

BIM, BIM, SINK OR SWIM . . .

BIM, BIM, SINK OR SWIM . . .

It’s agreed to be a landmark in Caribbean cinema, maybe the best film ever made in Trinidad and Tobago. It's now 30 years since the release of BIM....

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

A CHRISTMAS LOG

Faced with the crisis of Christmas shopping, Anu Lakhan realises the solution lies once again in her kitchen • Plus a guide to the sweets that appear .

Jean Rhys, circa 1930s. Photograph by the Jean Rhys Papers, University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections

Jean Rhys: voyager in the dark

Gwen Williams never felt like she fit in — not in Dominica, where she was born and grew up, not in Britain, where she worked as an actress, not in Europe....

"A creative life is what was encouraged." Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

All in the Blackman family

When calypsonian and soca pioneer Lord Shorty (Garfield Blackman) reformed his flashy lifestyle and retreated to rural Piparo in the late 1970s, Trinidadian music would change forever....

Buccoo Reef is Tobago's most famous undersea location. Photograph by Mike Toy

TIME FOR TOBAGO

Absolute peace and quiet — isn’t that why visitors go to Trinidad’s sister island? Actually, Tobago is buzzing with action, says Dylan Kerrigan. .

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WHAT THE CARIBBEAN IS TALKING ABOUT THIS MONTH (November/ December 2004)

Watch out, Spike: Jamaican director Ras Kassa is an up-and-comer in the music video business, but his sights are set even higher • Buzzworthy: Rheann .

Andrea Levy. Photograph by Angus Muir

ANDREA LEVY: “THIS WAS NOT A SMALL STORY”

British writer Andrea Levy on exploring her Jamaican roots in her novel Small Island — as told to Marina Salandy-Brown.

Yellowman, live at the Taxi Road Show. Photograph by Urbanimage.tv

BURNING AND A LOOTING

Ever illegally downloaded a song from the Internet or burned a CD for a friend? Garry Steckles explains how music piracy hurts Caribbean musicians.

Illustration by Christopher Cozier

COLLY’S FOLLIES

James Ferguson on Frank Collymore’s wry, sly short story collection The Man Who Loved Attending Funerals.

Photograph courtesy Richard Costas

TOTAL MOBILITY

Richard Costas on the consequences of telecom sector liberalisation and the explosion of mobile phone sales in the Caribbean.