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Chutney Power (Macmillan Caribbean Writers)
by Willi Chen | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Torgin of Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on 6/16/2013
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by book-a-billy): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Torgin from Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, June 16, 2013

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From the back: This collection includes some exuberantly comic stories, featuring endearing pathos-tinged clowns such as Prakash, the bottle-washer who nearly danced. But there are also stories of violence and passion: of Deolat, who loved the wrong woman; of Mano, who went to steal with the wrong partners; of Sharon, who ran on the beach at the wrong time of night. And there are stories of poverty and betrayal: men deserting their families, women struggling to survive, children sadly deprived. Yet there are triumphs too: not least that of Bhim, the mere caneworker determined to become King of Carnival. 


Journal Entry 2 by Torgin at Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, June 16, 2013

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Hm, not sure about these. Yes, they were partly comic, partly sad, partly violent and all the other things mentioned in the description, but still I wasn't really happy with them. But I believe that this is mostly due to the fact that I lost track on the Caribbean language and all the special terms (despite of the glossary). The story I liked best was Chanka's Backpay although I suspected something like the real end quite early. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingFraukeRowing at Großefehn, Niedersachsen Germany on Sunday, November 22, 2015

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Thank you for sending me a package of books!!! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingFraukeRowing at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Monday, February 22, 2016

7 out of 10

I liked this collection. Getting used to the language was tricky, but since the book consists of several quite short stories it was easy to read only a few 'bites' every day. I enjoyed these glimpses into a world I have never really considered before - this is the first work from Trinidad that I have ever read. The stories really are quite vibrant and almost as colourful and amazing as the cover art :-) 


Journal Entry 5 by wingFraukeRowing at BookBox in -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Niedersachsen Germany on Saturday, March 26, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (3/26/2016 UTC) at BookBox in -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Niedersachsen Germany

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Dieses Buch reist in der Länderbox mit (Trinidad, Mittelamerika). Viel Spaß beim Lesen!

Travelling in the „country box“ – enjoy!
 


Journal Entry 6 by book-a-billy at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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I took this book from efells "Länderbox. You'll hear from it again when I have read it. 


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