Jamaica: Belonging

I love being honked at by people I barely know. I enjoy feeling that I belong to something even when the guy selling newspapers, and the one hawking hub-caps, and the nearby gardener all ask me for school-fee money for their kids,” writes Francis Wade of the daily interactions that remind him that “I now belong to this Jamaican fabric” — and which he finds dramatically absent on a recent trip to New York.

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  • KD

    I was so happy to read all of your comments about the cool reception often given to people belonging to minority groups. I live in Canada and experience this all the time. I always felt that it was just me until now! By the way I have not been home for over 20 years and have no family living in Jamaica. Do you have any suggestion regarding finding a host family because I truly do not want to stay at a resort.


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