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Barbados- Customs To Treasure

Early Gems of Bajan Creativity
By (author)  Glyne Murray
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Using birthplace Spooner's Hill as his base, the author combines varied and colourful youthful experiences there with his social sciences training for a publication that is scholarly without being pedantic, thus making it highly readable, informative and engrossing.

The social tapestry woven in words and illustrations rekindles for the more mature memories of a way of life that for the most part has been lost to inevitable forces of progress and modernity , while opening up for the more youthful vistas of the wistfully much talked about "bygone days."


In providing this fascinating account of Barbados' material and non-material culture and sociological  landscape of that segment of the last century, Glyne Murray makes a strong, well grounded and persuasive case for acknowledgement of the inherent creativity infesting the ranks of the Barbadian masses, and calls for the bestowal of the requisite stamp of approval on them, even if retrospectively.


A highly commendatory foreword by distinguished cultural gladiator Senator Professor Emeritus Henry Fraser accompanies this wide-ranging  compendium of Barbadian sociological and cultural treasures encompassing period food and drink, games, toys , language , characters , education, music dance, values and attitudes, all reflecting our native inventiveness and uniqueness.