Five stories by leading Caribbean writers which explore, challenge and celebrate the diverse cultural identity of the label `pan-Caribbean'.


01Pan For Pockot20000131

by Lionel Seepaul, read by Burt Caesar. A vivid and disturbing story of Trinidadian street life, focusing a young man at carnival time who can do nothing right - except play tenor pan like an angel.

02Miss Joyce And Bobcat2000020120000813

by E A Markham, read by Yvonne Brewster. A story of courtship between a retired nurse who has finally returned home from abroad and Bobcat the builder, whose powerful male presence disturbs her to distraction.

03Song Of Roland2000020220000820

by Jamaica Kincaid, read by Josette Bushell-Mingo. A sensual and magical love story about an Antiguan stevedore and the women in his life.

04Major Bonnett's Buccaneer Beach2000020320000827

By John Gilmore, read by Kara Miller. A dreamy reflection on the unsavoury brashness of life in the tourist trade told by a young Barbadian woman.

05 LASTMrs Da Silva's Carnival20000204

by Pauline Melville, read by Mona Hammond. A hilarious account of one woman's carnival in Notting Hill. She is too big for any leotard but hugely desirable to timid widower Mr Foster.