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DJ Chickie, the pioneer of music-in-between-overs. Photograph by Thaddeus Price

A view from the cricket stands

With names such as Gravy, Chickie, His Majesty King Dyal and Blue Food, colourful fans of West Indian cricket are an integral part of the game.

Photograph courtesy Penguin Classics

The interesting author: Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative has long been seen as the first great narrative of slavery by someone who has been a victim of it.

Down the Mazaruni, the biggest tributary of the Essequibo. Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

A fort with a view: Kyk-over-Al

Nicholas Laughlin braves the heat as he goes in search of Kyk-over-Al, the ruined Dutch fort that is one of Guyana's most storied historical sites.

Peter Tosh. Photograph by David Corio

The rebel: Peter Tosh

Garry Steckles is flooded with memories of reggae superstar Peter Tosh, who was murdered 20 years ago.

Ioan Gruffudd as William Wilberforce and Romola Garai as Barbara Spooner in Michael Apted’s Amazing Grace. Photograph by Murray Close © 2006 Bristol Bay Productions LLC

Remembering abolition: 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade

Caroline Taylor looks at the various international events commemorating the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.

Trevor Berbick. Photograph by the Gleaner Company Limited

The fighting preacher: Trevor Berbick

Garnette Cadogan recalls the highs and lows of the late Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick, who fought Muhammed Ali and Mike Tyson.

Perry Henzell. Photograph by UrbanImage.tv

Perry Henzell: the master

In The Harder They Come, Perry Henzell created the most influential film ever made in the Caribbean. David Katz assesses his achievements.

Illustration by James Hackett

Hey, white boy

Pursued by vagrants and suitors, English journalist James Fuller takes to the cricket field in rural Trinidad.

Laundry Lyrics: I follow the light and shoot on instinct. My fascination with light reveals a movement to self-portraiture. Photograph by Abigail Hadeed

Trees without roots

The isolation of descendants of migrant workers in Central America depicted through Abigail Hadeed's lens.

Chris Gayle, ICC Champions Trophy Final 2006. Photograph by Clive Mason/Getty Images

Chris Gayle: man of the moment

Chris Gayle, an explosive talent and one of the best one-day players in the world.