Girl

by

Jamaica Kincaid

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Bare-head

To go without wearing a head wrap. Head wraps are a common accessory worn by many Black Caribbean women. The wearing of head wraps is a tradition passed down from West African women who were… read analysis of Bare-head

Pepper Pot

An Amerindian meat stew that is popular in Guyana and the Caribbean. The dish, which is seasoned with cinnamon, hot peppers and cassareep (a hot, black liquid made from cassava) is usually served on special… read analysis of Pepper Pot
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Wharf-rat Boys

Taken from the name of a kind of brown rat, a wharf-rat is someone who loiters around ship-loading docks with the intent of stealing from ships, containers, or warehouses. Mother’s insistence that the girl never… read analysis of Wharf-rat Boys