Most people think that its the most absurd idea. I have the luxury of traveling to ‘first world’ countries. Why would I decide to stay in Jamaica and not fly out to North America or even England to have a baby?
The concerns seem to be genuine and easily understood. Jamaica is what the powers that be call a “Third World” country; the public health system here is often far less appealing than basic health facilities in “developed countries.”
But this is not even the root of the concern.
The language is so vivid the scenes play out before my eyes. Published in 1928 it is seen as one of the classics, cataloging the struggles, hopes and direct reality of the early Harlem Renaissance.
Clarence was born in Guyana and came to the UK in the 1960s. He qualified as a teacher and progressed to become head of a Special Needs school, where his pupils included future boxing greats such as Lloyd Honeyghan and Frank Bruno. When he retired he continued to serve the Croydon community by becoming a local Councillor, and became Croydon’s first black mayor in 1995/6.
Wickie Wackie is one of those teeming spots on the island that hosts some of the realest roots artists on different reggae shows. The intimate beach setting has seen the likes of Protoje, I Wayne and many more pass across its stage.
My other grandfather was the first Black Mayor of Croydon. The same place todays riot’s popped off. I’ve learned a lot about immigrant life in London just from being around my family and extended family. I often wonder about my parallel life as Z British and especially now where would I be in the scheme of all these things.