Why was their countenance so grave? We cleared just enough for our huts and our pathways, opened a pinpoint in the canopy to let the sun through.
Before you came, it was dark in our garden, that's true. These issues are often fragments of the oppression and hardships that a culture has suffered. These women may not always be able to overcome the forces arrayed against them, which are economic, social, and cultural as much as they are natural, despite the recurring figure of the hurricane.
This ambivalence continues: while community and organic gardens function discursively as means to identity, industrialized crops have become one of the hottest issues worldwide for critics of globalization, who observe their negative effects on identity and local economies.
They made him laugh - and in so doing expose his tongue - which the hummingbird according to plan pulled out by the root; the other birds then set to and killed him for in his skin, his blood, his viscera and his tongue, the monster had kept for himself all the colours of the sun.
It may be different from the chattel slavery under which our forefathers had to contend with however it goes to show that even with 'freedom', as blacks we still continue to be inferior to whites.
Throughout the collection, references to colonial tropes of Eden and El Dorado, and to indigenous and imported plants, locate gardening as both a means to identity and the site of colonial oppression. The dream space must be cultivated, projected, packaged, marketed and sold wholesale and the maintenance of this illusion, regardless of the social realities that exist, depends on a carefully regulated and cultivated system.
Olive Senior uses the milieu of the Caribbean and allows it to be her focus. The ethnocentrism of the Anglo-American world has for many centuries led to the penal servitude of the aboriginals and consequently blacks. With your sweet words, Lover tempt me not, if youve come empty handed Stanza 2.
They say we can get more money that way from exporting.