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Backfire:
A Collection of Caribbean Short Stories

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

About the editor
Undine Giuseppi
is a Barbadian by birth, but came to Trinidad in 1942 after her marriage to Neville Giuseppi. She first taught English at St Joseph's Convent, San Fernando. Later she taught chiefly English and Latin at St Augustine Girls' High School (1950-1972), retiring as Vice-Principal there.

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