Chutney Power (Macmillan Caribbean Writers)

by Willi Chen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1405029730 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Torgin of Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on 6/16/2013
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Torgin from Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, June 16, 2013
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
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 FraukeRo at Großefehn, Niedersachsen Germany on Sunday, November 22, 2015
Thank you for sending me a package of books!!!

Journal Entry 4 by FraukeRo at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Monday, February 22, 2016
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 :-)

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

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

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

Travelling in the „country box“ – enjoy!

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

Journal Entry 7 by book-a-billy at München, Bayern Germany on Saturday, July 07, 2018
Just like FraukeRo, I really liked these short stories. It was interesting to have standard English (in the text) and Caribbean English (in the dialogues) side by side. When I started the book, I had just little time, so I enjoyed one story at a time and was happy about their being quite short and easy to read. Now that I have more time, I read the rest in one go. I liked these stories better than the two books by V.S. Naipaul that I had read from this country before.
I'm not quite sure yet, if I will give this book to a teacher of the English language - perhaps she can use it in class - or if I let it travel in my English book box which I have been planning for so long.

Released 1 mo ago (4/26/2019 UTC) at Haus der Jugend - BC Convention 2019 in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book will be set free at the Covention 2019 in Mainz. I hope, it'll find a nice new reader and then travel on.

Journal Entry 9 by wingolagoriewing at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, May 12, 2019

Aus Mainz mitgebracht - klingt interessant!
Danke, passt perfekt für die Challenge...

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