Author Affiliation, Ana.
Remembering October 19: Reconstructing a conversation with a young female NJM candidate member about her recollections of October 19, 1983
Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies
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Remembering October 19’ presents a narrative account of the tragic events of October 19 that led to the killing of Grenada’s Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop and key members of his cabinet. It seeks to recreate the events of the day through the eyes of a junior member of the New Jewel Movement who had been summoned to Ft. Rupert (now Ft. George) along with other members of the NJM. The narrative is based on an actual interview with a young woman in her mid-twenties a year following the tragedy. This form of storytelling was chosen to present her interview in order to protect her identity and also to recreate the mood on Ft. Rupert that day. The piece is written from the perspective of the interviewee but shifts in the last paragraph to the perspective of the interviewer who provides the reader with some insight into her responses to the interview.....