The main character in CYBER TREK is called Mankin (Yes, Mankin, not Mankind.) He is like our inner correcting force observing all things . . . but made few comments.
The following is a concise insight into CYBER TREK.
Migrants left their island homes with great hopes and found otherwise. Culture shock treated in a light-hearted manner.
Discussion of the stifling British old-boys system on the island . . . a time when the advantaged brown-skinned colonialists emulated the British, and practiced a fiercer type of social exclusion against the disadvantaged Blacks.
Marcus Garvey's legacy and the Rastafarian Movement (Beating down Babylon!)
. . . Authentic Jah discussions!
Changing Caribbean politics (Jamaica specific), and the rise of the notorious gunman. Return of the deportees and the old political "Father confessors!" The old conniving politicians whom now want to confess their misdeeds. (Poking fun at the system and its leadership--in some instances it is not really funny.)
Insight into the religious ideas of the wishy-washy political preachers that populate the islands--religious beliefs and practices of island groups. Not to be taken seriously--a fun thing!
Political (politricksians) insecurity, silly inter-groups rivalry and biases of the various Caribbean island groups.
Another political look, comparing Garvey's time with the present-day free-market system . . . Was Garvey wrong in his skepticism of the NAACP? Was he wrong in denouncing Haile Selassie for losing the war to the Italians?
Dialogue between two radicals: one is the younger pro-Malcolm X (Kenworth), the other older pro-Garveyite (Simnally.) These guys interspersed their radical streetwise 1960-70s dialogue throughout the manuscript.
Finally tired and old migrants now pining to return to their homeland . . . What are their chances for peaceful retirement in an island society gone mad with lawlessness and corruption?
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