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It take a strong people to work from day clean to day over to clear de lan, build de house, plow de field, make de indigo, sow de rice, pick de cotton, all to de good of de buckra. Some of we forget how strong dem people was, us look past de old ways, put aside what dey was tellin we bout de right way to live.
It is a few proverbs, common among the negroes in the colony of Demerara, which we transcribe, with an interpretation into the Buckra man's language.
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the only African character who sings, enters the play with a long panegyric on the kindness of the white men who have superseded the Buckra Man, and the audience is reassured that Africans have already forgiven them for their involvement or complicity in the slave trade.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).
Whites called them white trash and Negroes 'po' buckra" (A Walk on the Wild Side) How far may we justifiably go, that is, in reading the novel specifically as "a complex study of Irish-American ethnicity" (63)?
The Obeahman in this story is no less criminal than the doctor, her husband, the "buckra gentleman" who gave her five shillings to buy clothes for his son before he left her, or men of the church; for Brother Peters is also an elder at the Methodist church and is known in both roles by everyone in the district.
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.
This defined position changes after Christopher asks his "buckra master," Paul's father, for a favor.
De buckra, hi!' Having no work til Mister Sam sends orders he sits on top step edge, waiting, watching like he knows why I come.
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.
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