Fiction and Poetry Readings: Olive Senior (1995)
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Mervyn Solomon introduces Dr. Sandra Paquet of the University of Miami English Dept., who introduces Jamaican author Olive Senior. Jamaican author Olive Senior reads some selections from Gardening in the Tropics: "Hurricane Story 1988," about her mother's business selling shoes being disrupted by a hurricane, and "My Father's Blue Plantation." Senior then reads a short story from her collection Discerner of Hearts: "The Case Against the Queen." A girl tells about her Uncle, who returns home from studying in England with an angry case against the Queen. He tells his niece that the English doctors took his heart out and replaced it with a clock. The people in the village begin to think Uncle is crazy. Sandra Paquet concludes the program.