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    Ralph De Boissiere (Author)

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De Boissiere's second novel, Rum and Coca Cola, which takes place during the Second World War when thousands of American soldiers came to Trinidad to build and man military bases. For ambitious Mopsy, Fred, a union activist, and Indra, an educated Indian woman, the arrival of American soldiers means Trinidad will never be the same. The setting for De Boissiè:re's second novel Rum and Coca Cola (republished in 2006) is the Second World War when thousands of American soldiers came to Trinidad to build and man military bases... The novel is, in a Caribbean context, a rare and largely successful attempt to create fictional models which give a panoramic view of their society.... The American military had in effect become the rulers. Rum and Coca-Cola is set at a time when the dollars from the American military presence changed Trinidad from a neglected and quasi-feudal British colony into a competitive market economy in which 'we is all sharks, the stronger feedin' on the weaker.' Both forces remain alive in Trinidadian society, the unfinished revolts of 1937 and 1970, and the individualistic consumer materialism which was fueled by the oil boom. Now that the boom has gone and social tensions rise, de Boissiè:re's second novel seem more relevant than ever. The title ':Rum and Coca Cola': became the name of probably the best known Calypso of all times, made famous by the Andrews Sisters in the 1940's. It was even the subject of a famous court case against Leo Feist, Inc. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data De Boissiere, Ralph Rum and Coca Cola 1. World War, 1939-1945 - Social aspects - Trinidad and Tobago - Fiction 2. Americans - Trinidad and Tobago - Fiction I. Title 813.5'4[F] ISBN-10: 0954359658
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  • PDF | 352 pages
  • Ralph De Boissiere (Author)
  • Lux Verbi: New Ed edition (7 Aug. 2006)
  • English
  • 8
  • Fiction

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