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Instead, Zella, the only African character who sings, enters the play with a long panegyric on the kindness of the white men who have superseded the Buckra Man, and the audience is reassured that Africans have already forgiven them for their involvement or complicity in the slave trade.
Enrico Stennett's |autobiography Buckra Massa Pickney (Lulu publishing, hardback PS20) Ring 01492 338789.
Lucia, Dominca, Grenada, Guadeloupe and Martinique; buckra in the Anglophone America Tropics (Chambers 2002, 106).
In Adolphus, the narrator quotes the speech of a cockney-speaking second mate, named Roughtide (Winer 2003:63), who refers to "a crowd of darkies" who came to see "one buckra wid him hand and foot tie.
dat I take away Old buckra man him daughter, It all true, true, no lie was; Den she marry, I make her my Chumchum, Dat all I do, cause I do no more was
His book is called White Master's Child, or Buckra Massa Pickney in Jamaican patois.
s lack of understanding and respect for Christopher's odd beliefs and desire, his cruel treatment of Christopher whom he deems stupid and intrusive, trap Christopher into the web of racist and elitist buckra discourse about black men like him who are the reason why "dis dan country don't amount to nothing.
Me looking up to dawn star fe hope, fe buckra breaks black woman like he breaks him horse.
Although styles in literature change, from Southwestern humor to local color to Southern Gothic, the subjects of this literature, whom McIlwaine consistently and disparagingly refers to as "po' buckra," "cracker," and a series of other epithets, remain the same.
Hurston's collection even includes the occasional African word, such as in "[w]e better hurry on to work befo' de buckra get in behind us" (74, italics added).
McIlwaine moves from a linguistic inventory of poor white name calling (cracker, buckra, hillbilly, sandhiller, etc.
Buckra Johnny\ Backra Johnny\Poor Backra (Poor whites) mbukara (Ibo Nigeria) also referred to as the red legs in Barbados.
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