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This collection of seventeen Caribbean short studies is compiled for use in secondary schools, and embraces both the old and the new of West Indian writing from the 1930s to the present day.

The stories contained in the collection are:

  • Backfire by Shirley Tappin
  • Paradise Lost by Ida Ramesar
  • Chung Lee by Undine Guiseppi
  • Give and Take by Robert Henry
  • The Kite by Barnabus J Ramon-Fortunà
  • Horace's Luck by Neville Guiseppi
  • Mama's Theme Song by Joy Moore
  • The Teddy Bear by C Arnold Thomasos
  • De Trip by Joy Clarke
  • The Hustlers by Flora Spencer
  • Journey by Night by Undine Guiseppi
  • The New Teacher by Ninnie Seereeram
  • Up the Wind Laka Notoo-Boy by Ian Robertson
  • After the Game by Barnabus J Ramon-Fortunà
  • Ramgoat Salvation by Ida Ramesar
  • Tantie Gertrude by Oliver Flax
  • The Cousins by Joy Moore