Narratives of Resistance: Jamaica, Trinidad, the Caribbean

Synopsis

This is a hard-hitting analysis of contemporary social, political and intellectual resistance to hegemony in Caribbean societies. Beginning with the "obscure" Henry Rebellion in 1960, at the very end of colonial rule, and ending with a look at the Caribbean Left at the end of the twentieth century, Meeks shows how popular resistance to domination has been manifested in Jamaica and Trinidad.

He concludes that, for the small island states and mainland territories of the Caribbean, despite the social and economic crises of the recent past, there is still the possibility of social and political revival and popular renewal.