MRU12: Caribbean Calico (Caribbean)

“How to Escape from a Leper Colony” (2010) by Tiphanie Yanique (US Virgin Islands)
Care and conflict take place in a leper colony.

“Ghosts” (2008) by Edwidge Danticat (Haiti/USA)
Street gangs and creativity clash.

“Anancy and The Cricket Match” (2003) – traditional story
“Anancy” (Spider) gets to a cricket match with the help of his friends.

“Before the Birthday Party” from the short stories collection Cuba on the Edge (2006) by Adelaida Fernández de Juan (Cuba)
A mother has to be resourceful and imaginative to organize her son’s birthday party.

“Pot O’Rice Horowitz’s House of Solace” (1991) by Ian McDonald (Guyana)
A shopkeeper plans to open a brothel.


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